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Famvir (famciclovir) is a powerful antiviral medication which is used to treat patients who suffer from the herpes simplex virus or shingles. When taken properly it has been shown to be effective at both preventing and lessening the duration of the symptoms.
There are some specific symptoms that you can experience when the herpes virus surfaces, the most common symptom is an outbreak of sores and or legions near, in or around the genitals or mouth, accompanied by a feeling of nausea a headache and or irritability.
Genital herpes has a distinct look and can surface at any time. It looks like small blisters, legions or sores in and around the genitals, anus or mouth, which may bleed or secrete puss and generally are painful and sensitive to the touch.
Only take this drug as directed to by your doctor. This drug is taken orally by mouth as directed. Try and take Famvir following a meal and with a glass of water for the best results. If you miss a dose of Famvir simply take the next dose as soon as you can and keep taking your other regularly scheduled doses.
Famvir works by attacking the herpes simplex virus in the body and slowing it down, giving the body enough time to defend itself, and fight off the virus. Generally it will lessen the duration and severity of the symptoms from herpes simplex virus.
Tell your doctor about ANY and ALL drugs that you are currently taking as well as any known drug allergies to avoid any dangerous reactions or drug interactions from occurring when taking this drug. Women who are pregnant or nursing should tell their doctor before taking this drug as it can be secreted in the breast milk. People who currently suffer from kidney disease may not be able to take this drug. Taking this drug does not prevent you from spreading the herpes virus to others.