Penvir 500mg Tablet

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Composition for Penvir 500mg Tablet

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180
₹60.0/Tablet
3 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Penvir Tablet

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Uses of Penvir Tablet

Penvir 500mg Tablet is used in the treatment of herpes labialis, Genital Herpes infection and herpes zoster.
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Side effects of Penvir Tablet

Common

Headache, Nausea, Vomiting, Rash, Increased liver enzymes, Itching.

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How to use Penvir 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Penvir 500mg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Penvir Tablet works

Penvir 500mg tablet is an antiviral drug. It prevents the multiplication of the virus in human cells. Thus stops the virus from producing new viruses.

In Depth Information on Penvir Tablet

Expert advice for Penvir Tablet

  • Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
  • Drink plenty of water while on treatment with Penvir. This helps to prevent kidney stone and kidney damage.
  • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems. A dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
  • You should not have sex if you have genital sores or blisters. If you're taking Penvir for herpes, you should use barrier methods (condoms) when you're having sex since you can still pass it on to other people, even if you're taking the medication.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Penvir 500mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Penvir 500mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Penvir 500mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactatio
n. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Penvir 500mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

Patients experiencing undesirable effects like dizziness, somnolence, confusion or other central nervous system disturbances should not drive or use machines.
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Kidney
UNSAFE
Penvir 500mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Caution should be used in patients with impaired renal function.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Tenof 300mg Tablet, Valten 300mg Tablet, Telbihep 600mg Tablet, Zilion 300mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Famciclovir, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Penvir 500mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Famciclovir

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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