famciclovir

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fam·ci·clo·vir

 (făm-sī′klō-vîr′)
n.
A synthetic nucleoside analog, C14H19N5O4, used to treat herpes simplex and herpes zoster infections.

[fam-, origin unknown + -ciclovir, antiviral drug suffix (from acyclovir).]
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famciclovir

n famciclovir m
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Medications include: Acyclovir (Zovirax), Valacyclovir (Valtrex), and Famciclovir (Famvir).
Specifically, 5 weeks prior, he had been treated with famciclovir (Famvir) 500 mg every 8 hours for 7 days for his HZO.
Although there is no cure, shingles can be treated with antiviral medications such as acyclovir (Zovirax), valacyclovir (Valtrex), and famiciclovir (Famvir), which reduce the discomfort and shorten the duration of symptoms.
For antimicrobial prophylaxis, prescribe acyclovir, valcyclovir, or famvir starting 1 day before the procedure and continuing for 10-14 days.
An alternative is famciclovir (Famvir; Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., East Hanover, NJ, USA).
Acyclovir (Zovirax), valacyclovir (Valtrex) and famciclovir (Famvir) are all prescription antiviral drugs that are effective in treating genital herpes.
recently filed an application for approval of the antiviral agent Famvir, which was developed in Japan jointly with Maruho Co.
The company has also introduced famciclovir tablets in 125, 250 and 500 mgs, the genetic version of Novartis Pharmaceutical Corp.'s Famvir. The product is an antiviral used in the treatment of immunocompetent adult patients with herpes labialis or genital herpes and for HIV-infected patients for treatment of recurrent episodes of genital herpes.
The company added the Famciclovir tablets, 125 mg, 250 mg and 500 mg are the generic version of Novartis' Famvir.
Previous data showed that, when taken within 6 hours of symptom onset, single-day famciclovir (Famvir, 1,000mg b.i.d.) increased the proportion of patients with aborted episodes from 13% to 23%, and reduced healing time and duration of symptoms by 2 days, vs.
Previous data showed that, when taken within 6 hours of symptom onset, single-day famciclovir (Famvir, 1,000 mg b.i.d.) increased the proportion of patients with aborted episodes from 13% to 23%, reduced healing time by 2 days, and reduced duration of symptoms by 2 days, compared with placebo (Clin.