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Active ingredients: famciclovir
What it is used for
Favic 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 infection is generally a milder condition in younger patients. Favic is also indicated for the treatment of recurrent episodes of genital herpes in adults and adolescents 12 years of age and older. Favic is also indicated for suppression of recurrent genital herpes. Favic is also indicated for the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores) in immunocompetent adult patients. Favic 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
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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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Reporting side effects
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You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems