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Active ingredients: famciclovir
What it is used for
Famciclovir is indicated for: ò Treatment of herpes zoster infection in adult patients who commence therapy within 72 hours of the onset of rash. Greatest benefit occurs if the drug is started within 48 hours. Efficacy has not been demonstrated in patients less than 50 years of age, although the occasional younger patient with severe herpes zoster may benefit from therapy with famciclovir. Herpes zoster infection is generally a milder condition in younger patients. ò Treatment of recurrent episodes of genital herpes in adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older. ò Suppression of recurrent genital herpes. ò Treatment of recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores) in immunocompetent adult patients.,Famciclovir is also indicated in immunocompromised patients for: ò Treatment of uncomplicated herpes zoster. ò Treatment of recurrent herpes simplex. ò Suppression of recurrent herpes simplex.
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Oral
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White round film coated tablets with FM on one side and 250 on the other side
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on November 1, 2018. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient famciclovir
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems