Generic Famvir 125mg Tablets (prescription product)
Famciclovir, the generic version of Famvir, treats and suppresses HSV-1 and HSV-2 outbreaks. 125 mg tablets. Choose quantity below.
Make Living with HSV-1 and HSV-2 Easier with Famciclovir
Famciclovir is the generic equivalent to Famvir. It is prescribed to prevent future outbreaks and help speed the healing of a current outbreak. Your doctor may advise you to take medication Famciclovir once daily to suppress outbreaks. If you feel burning sensations or tingling in the affected area, signs of a coming outbreak, then your doctor may advise you to take the medication at the start of the symptoms to reduce the severity of the impending outbreak.
When the herpes virus is active, you may experience cold sores and fever blisters in the mouth, painful rashes in the genital area or shingles, which are painful lesions on the body. Children infected with the herpes virus can get chickenpox.
However, there are two types of herpes, herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV-2). HSV-1 causes cold sores around the mouth that can spread to the genitals through oral contact. HSV-2 causes genital herpes and like HSV-1, can spread to the mouth through oral contact. HSV-1 and HSV-2 are very similar, their main difference is where they are typically found.
|Use or Effects||Treat Herpes|
|Is a Prescription Product||Yes|
Famciclovir, the generic version of brand name Famvir, is an anti-viral medicine available only with a prescription. Famciclovir is prescribed to reduce the severity and frequency of outbreaks from the HSV-1 (Herpes Simplex 1) virus and HSV-2 (Herpes Simplex 2) virus. It is important to note that HSV-1 and HSV-2 are infections that cannot be cured. They can only be suppressed with anti-viral medications like Famciclovir,
Depending on the type of herpes you have and frequency of outbreaks, your physician will direct your dosage and usage. For example, to treat and suppress cold sores and blisters, Famciclovir may be taken once daily. To treat shingles, your physician may instruct you to take 3 doses of famciclovir per day.