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Brand name: Famvir Once TM

Active ingredients: famciclovir

What it is used for

FAMVIR ONCE is indicated for the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores) in immunocompetent adults aged 18 years and over.

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 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 36 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White, oval, biconvex film-coated tablets, debossed with “FV 500” on one side and plain on the reverse side.

Food interactions

For the active ingredient famciclovir

  • Take without regard to meals.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacy without prescription.It is Schedule 3 : Pharmacist Only Medicine.

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.

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

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