Drug Information: Indications, Side Effects, Warnings
Category:Â Antivirals, HIV
Generic Famvir is used for treating herpes zoster infection (shingles). It is also used to treat recurring herpes skin infections in patients who also have HIV infection.
Composition, structure and packing:
Tablets, coated white, round, biconvex, with beveled edges.
Basic ingredient: famciclovir
Other ingredients: hydroxypropyl cellulose, lactose anhydrous, sodium starch glycolate, magnesium stearate.
The composition of the shell: hypromellose, titanium dioxide, polyethylene glycol 4000 (macrogol), polyethylene glycol 6000 (macrogol).
An antiviral drug. Has activity against human herpes viruses. Acts against the virus Varicella zoster (the virus herpes zoster) and Herpes simplex types 1 and 2 (labial and genital herpes simplex virus), and Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus.
Hematopoietic system: rarely — thrombocytopenia.
The central nervous system: rarely — headache, confusion (especially in elderly patients); very rarely — dizziness, somnolence (predominantly in elderly patients), hallucinations.
From the digestive system: rarely — nausea; very rarely — vomiting, jaundice.
Dermatological reactions: seldom — rash, itching, severe skin reactions.
Allergic reactions: rarely — urticaria, severe skin reactions (including erythema multiforme).
Another side effect:
-Mild to moderate headaches, nausea. Rare: vomiting, dizziness, skin rash, abdominal pain, fever; mostly elderly patients — confusion, hallucinations.
Pregnancy and lactation:
Impact of Generic Famvir (Famciclovir) pregnancy has not been studied. During the use of the drug a woman should stop breast-feeding.
Famciclovir has no pronounced effect on semen analysis, sperm motility or morphology of the person.
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