Famvir Generic Uses
Chemical Name: FAMCICLOVIR (fam-SYE-kloe-veer)
Famvir tablets are an anti-viral medicine that hinders the spread and growth of herpes virus; thus, helping the body to fight the infection. Although this medicine does not cure herpes, it helps to decrease the symptoms of the infection. These tablets treat infections such as cold sores, shingles, and genital herpes which are caused by herpes virus. Herpes infections are contagious, and there is a chance that you could infect others even with the ongoing Famciclovir 250 mg treatment. Make sure that the infected area does not come into contact with other people and wash your hands regularly to stop the infection from spreading. Start the Famvir treatment as soon as you experience the first symptoms.
Famvir generic is readily available at Canada Pharmacy.
The active ingredient in Famvir tablets is Famciclovir.
Avoid taking Famvir if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients. Complete the full course of the treatment even if you feel an improvement in your condition. For suppression of reoccurring genital herpes, you can take Famvir 250 mg twice daily. Follow the instructions of your doctor regarding the dosage. Before starting this treatment tell your doctor if you suffer from any of the following:
- A week immune system
- Severe lactase deficiency
- Kidney disease
- Galactose intolerance
- Glucose-galactose malabsorption
- Liver disease
Famciclovir 250 mg is given for the treatment of infection due to genital herpes, but it does not safeguard against its growth. To decrease the chances of your partner contracting this disease try to avoid sexual contact if you experience any symptoms. You can spread this disease even if you do not experience any symptoms that is why it always better to use protection.
Get immediate medical attention if you see signs of hives or swelling on your face. Stop Famvir treatment immediately if you experience the following serious side effects:
- Weight gain, swelling, difficulty in breathing
- Urination problems
- Confusion, loss of appetite, increased thirst, weakness, irregular heartbeats, or vomiting
Some less serious side effects that may be experienced by the user are:
- Headache, feeling tired
- Skin rash
- Nausea, stomach pain
- Sleepiness, dizziness
- Mild itching
Product Code: 1519
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.