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Microvir 250 Tablet

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Overview

Microvir Tablet side effects

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

How to use Microvir 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. Microvir 250 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Microvir Tablet works

Microvir 250 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.

Microvir Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Microvir 250 Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Microvir 250 Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Microvir 250 Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Microvir 250 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Microvir 250 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Microvir 250 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Microvir 250 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Limited information is available on the use of Microvir 250 Tablet in these patients. No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with mild to moderate liver disease.

What if you miss a dose of Microvir Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Microvir 250 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 Microvir 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

Questions Related to Microvir

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Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
This is herpes labialisPlz visit for proper treatment meanwhile apply acivir gel twice a dayPlz visit for proper treatment
How to treat Herpes treatment sir?? Its came to me on sonta right side only, please help me sir
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Skin Specialist
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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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