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Brand name: Ezovir TM

Active ingredients: famciclovir

What it is used for

EZOVIR is indicated for the 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 is generally a milder condition in younger patients.. EZOVIR is also indicated for the treatment of recurrent episodes of genital herpes in adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older.. EZOVIR is also indicated for suppression of recurrent genital herpes.. EZOVIR is also indicated for the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores) in immunocompetent adult patients.. EZOVIR is also indicated in immunocompromised patients for:. - treatment of uncomplicated herpes zoster. - treatment of recurrent herpes simplex. - 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
  • Store in Original Container
  • Shelf lifetime is 36 Months.
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Store in Original Container
  • Shelf lifetime is 36 Months.

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

Visual appearance

White, oval shape, biconvex, film coated tablet, debossed with ,"FAM 500" on one side and "G" on other side.

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Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription 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.

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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

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