Famvir Drug

Important Information about Famvir Drug

  • The generic name of famvir is famciclovir.
  • Famvir is an antiviral drug.
  • Famvir is used to treat side effects caused by herpes viruses (consist of genital herpes, cold sores, shingles, and chicken pox).
  • Herpes infections are transmittable and you can infect other people, avoid touching an infected area and then touching your eyes.
  • Do not take famvir if you are allergic to penciclovir.
  • Side effects like nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, headache, and diarrhea may occur due to the use of famvir.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain;
  • Diarrhea,
  • Headache, tired feeling;
  • Dizziness, sleepiness;
  • Mild itching or skin rash;
  • Numbness or tingly feeling; or
  • Confusion.