What is Famtrex (Famciclovir) used for?
Famtrex (Famciclovir) is an oral antiviral medication prescribed to treat conditions caused by the herpes virus including cold sores, genital herpes, or shingles. It operates by slowing the reproduction of virus cells in the body making it easier for the immune system to naturally control the infection. This action can reduce the appearance of blisters or frequency of outbreaks associated with these conditions. It should be noted that this medication is only meant to treat virus infections and will not be effective against fungal or bacterial infections. This medication will only control your outbreaks and will not completely cure your condition.
How should I use Famtrex (Famciclovir)?
Famtrex (Famciclovir) is normally administered two to three times each day, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full cup of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Avoid splitting, crushing, or chewing the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Famtrex (Famciclovir)?
The use of Famtrex (Famciclovir) may cause side effect in some patients such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are urinary retention, severe drowsiness, irregular heartbeats, unusual weight gain, or swelling. Tell your doctor about any worrying symptoms you encounter to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Famtrex (Famciclovir) should not be used by patients who are children, allergic to penciclovir, or who are lactose intolerant. You are also recommended to inform your doctor if you have uncontrolled chronic liver disease or reduced kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly use Famtrex (Famciclovir) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Famtrex (Famciclovir) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.