Famcimac 500 Tablet

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Storage
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Introduction

Famcimac 500 Tablet is an antiviral medicine. It helps in treating viral infections like herpes labialis, herpes simplex virus infections, shingles, and genital herpes infection. It prevents the multiplication of virus in human cells and therefore helps in clearing the infection.

Famcimac 500 Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule, to avoid overdose. You should drink plenty of water while on treatment with this medicine as it helps to prevent dehydration and kidney damage.

Some side effects of this medicine include headache, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, fatigue, and fever. Inform your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Benefits of Famcimac Tablet

In Herpes labialis

Herpes labialis, commonly known as cold sores, is a viral infection that primarily affects the lip. Symptoms typically include a burning pain followed by small blisters or sores. The first attack may also be accompanied by fever, sore throat, and enlarged lymph nodes. Famcimac 500 Tablet can speed up healing of herpes labialis and also prevent recurrence of the sores.

In Herpes simplex virus infections

Famcimac 500 Tablet is an antiviral medicine. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus in the body. It will not cure herpes and neither it prevents passing on the infection to others. However, it can speed up healing of the sores and decrease the symptoms such as tingling, pain, burning, itching. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit.

In Shingles

Shingles is a viral infection that causes a painful rash. Famcimac 500 Tablet can shorten the length and severity of shingles. It is most effective if you start taking it as soon as possible after the rash appears. Keeping the immune system healthy is the best way to prevent shingles. Maintaining good hygiene is another way of preventing shingles.

In Genital herpes infection

Genital herpes infection is a common sexually transmitted infection marked by genital pain and sores. It can affect both men and women. Symptoms include pain, itching and irritation. Famcimac 500 Tablet helps in treating the symptoms effectively and also prevents multiplication of the infection causing virus.

Side effects of Famcimac Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Famcimac

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin rash

How to use Famcimac Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Famcimac 500 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Famcimac Tablet works

Famcimac 500 Tablet is an antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of virus in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Famcimac 500 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Famcimac 500 Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Famcimac 500 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Famcimac 500 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Famcimac 500 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Famcimac 500 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Famcimac 500 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Famcimac 500 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Famcimac 500 Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you forget to take Famcimac Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Famcimac 500 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Fact Box

Chemical Class
Nucleoside analog
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Antiviral (Non-HIV) drugs

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Famcimac with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Abamune, A-Bec, Virol
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Brand(s): Adesera, Adheb, Adfovir
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Brand(s): Dinex EC, Dinosin, Virosine DR
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Brand(s): Entehep
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Patient Concerns

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How to treat Herpes treatment sir?? Its came to me on sonta right side only, please help me sir
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Hello PATIENT a picture.Herpes simplex and herpes zoster r different and have different dosage
Treatment of Herpes and precautions
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetology
Herpes is of two types Herpes Simplex and Herpes Zooster. Treatment requires correct diagnosis. Let me know your symptoms and if you can send me the clinical findings of your Doctor
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FAQs

Q. Does Famcimac 500 Tablet prevent transmission of infection to others?

No, you can infect other people, even while you are being treated with Famcimac 500 Tablet. Herpes infections are contagious, so avoid letting infected areas come into contact with other people. Avoid touching your eyes after touching an infected area. Wash your hands frequently to prevent transmitting the infection to others. You should practice safe sex by using condoms. You should not have sex if you have genital sores or blisters.

Q. Is Famcimac 500 Tablet effective?

Famcimac 500 Tablet is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Famcimac 500 Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Can I stop taking Famcimac 500 Tablet when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Famcimac 500 Tablet without consulting your doctor even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. Therefore, for better and complete treatment, it is advised to continue your treatment for the prescribed duration.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before starting treatment with Famcimac 500 Tablet?

Before starting treatment with Famcimac 500 Tablet, tell your doctor if you have any other health problems, like kidney or liver-related issues. This is because certain medical conditions may affect your treatment and you may even need dose modifications. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are planning a baby, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Q. What are the serious side effects of Famcimac 500 Tablet?

Serious side effects are rare, but if you experience them, you should seek medical advice right away. These rare side effects include hives, blistering or peeling rash, yellow skin or eyes, unusual bruising or bleeding, loss of consciousness, fits, difficulty in breathing, hallucinations and swelling of the face, tongue, lips or throat.

Q. Do elderly patients need to be more careful while taking Famcimac 500 Tablet?

Older adults (over age 65 years) tend to experience more side effects when taking Famcimac 500 Tablet. The reason being, their kidneys do not flush the drug out of their system as quickly as a younger person’s kidneys would do. Elderly patients should drink plenty of water while taking Famcimac 500 Tablet, and their kidney function should be monitored. These patients should be given a lower dose and should be monitored for neurological problems.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Famcimac 500 Tablet?

If you forget a dose of Famcimac 500 Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. What can happen if somebody takes more than the recommended dose of Famcimac 500 Tablet accidentally?

Accidental, repeated overdoses of oral Famcimac 500 Tablet over several days have resulted in nausea, vomiting, confusion and headache. Consult your doctor in case of overdose.

Q. Can I get resistant to Famcimac 500 Tablet treatment?

Patients with advanced HIV disease or patients with an impaired immunity have reported resistance to Famcimac 500 Tablet. If you are not responding to Famcimac 500 Tablet, the possibility of drug resistance should be checked.

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