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Famcimac 500 Tablet


Overview

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.

Side effects of Famcimac Tablet

Common
  • 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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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
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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. Is famciclovir safe?

Famciclovir is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is famciclovir an antibiotic?

No, famciclovir is not an antibiotic; it belongs to antiviral group of medicines

Q. Is famciclovir a sulfa drug?

No, famciclovir is not a sulfa dru

Q. Is famciclovir the same as acyclovir/ Valtrex (valacyclovir)?

No, although famciclovir belongs to the same class of medicines as acyclovir or valacyclovir, it is not same. They are different medicinal agents with similar mechanism of action

Q. Is famciclovir better than acyclovir?

Both famciclovir and acyclovir have similar mechanism of action and have a comparable effectiveness and side effects

Q. Can I take famvir (famciclovir) with other medications such as antibiotics?

Always consult your doctor before taking any medications while on famciclovir therapy, due to potential chances of drug interactions

Q. Can I take famciclovir with ibuprofen (advil), paracetamol (Tylenol) or lysine?

There are no known interactions between famciclovir and ibuprofen, paracetamol or lysine. However, consult your doctor before using any other medication while on famciclovir therapy

Q. Can I take famciclovir with valacyclovir?

No, taking famciclovir with valacyclovir may cause an additive antiviral effect, which may lead to some adverse reactions. Always consult your doctor before taking any medications while on famciclovir therapy

Q. Does famciclovir affect birth control?

No, famciclovir has no known effects on birth control

Q. Does famciclovir cause weight gain, constipation or hair loss?

No, famciclovir has no known effects on weight gain, constipation or hair loss

Q. Does famciclovir contain penicillin?

No, famciclovir does not contain penicillin.

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References
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