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Also known as Famvir

Famciclovir (INN) is a guanosine analogue antiviral drug used for the treatment of various herpesvirus infections, most commonly for herpes zoster (shingles). It is a prodrug form of penciclovir with improved oral bioavailability. Famciclovir is marketed under the trade name Famvir (Novartis).

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Estimated Total Cost: $201.26 for an average of 14 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed famciclovir to treat shingles (herpes zoster), skin rash, cold sore, and bell palsy.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take famciclovir if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions

What side effects are related?

Patients taking famciclovir most commonly experience side effects like headache, pain, and abdominal pain.

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