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Famvir 250 mg

3 or more : $107.99 6 or more : $105.99 12 or more : $104.99
  • Brand: Sandoz
  • Product Code: NV_LMS
  • Availability: In Stock
contain the active ingredient : Famciclovir, which is an antiviral medicine used to treat infections with herpes viruses.

The herpes viruses include the viruses that cause genital herpes (herpes simplex types 1 and 2) and the virus that causes chickenpox and shingles (varicella zoster). Famciclovir works by stopping these herpes viruses from reproducing and infecting more cells in the body.

Once inside the body famciclovir is converted into another antiviral medicine called penciclovir. Penciclovir is converted to a more active form inside cells of the body that are infected with herpes viruses. The activated penciclovir then works by blocking the action of a viral enzyme called DNA polymerase.

The herpes viruses need the DNA polymerase enzyme to copy their genetic material from RNA to DNA. This process is necessary for the viruses to multiply and continue to survive. By blocking the action of DNA polymerase, penciclovir prevents the herpes viruses from multiplying. This controls the infection and helps the immune system to deal with it.

This medicine is taken by mouth to treat herpes infections that cause shingles. It is also taken by mouth to treat genital herpes, and to prevent this infection coming back in people who suffer recurrent infections. Famciclovir is also valuable for preventing herpes simplex infections in people whose immune systems are suppressed and therefore cannot fight off infection, either due to disease, eg HIV and AIDS, or medical treatment, eg chemotherapy, high-dose corticosteroids, bone marrow transplant.

What is it used for?

  • Shingles (herpes zoster).
  • Genital herpes (herpes simplex).
  • Preventing recurrence of genital herpes.
  • Preventing herpes simplex infections in people whose immune systems are impaired, eg due to disease or treatment.
Size :  3 x 7's = 21 tablets / box