Famvir (Famciclovir) Prescriptions Available Online Today

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Can You Get Famvir (Famciclovir) Online?

Yes, licensed medical doctors can prescribe Famvir (Famciclovir) online after a medical evaluation.

You can speak with one of our online doctors to learn more about Famvir. Book an online appointment with one of our top doctors using your phone or computer.

During your virtual visit, a physician will review your symptoms and medical history to provide a diagnosis. If the doctor determines that a patient would qualify for Famvir, they can write a prescription and electronically send it to a nearby pharmacy for pickup.


What Is Famvir (Famciclovir)?

Famvir is the brand name for famciclovir, an antiviral drug.

It is used to treat the symptoms of herpes viruses, including those responsible for shingles, cold sores, and genital warts.

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Famvir FAQs

How Does Famvir Work?

Famvir attacks various strains of the herpes virus that are responsible for genital warts, cold sores, and shingles.

While Famvir can relieve symptoms, it is not a cure for herpes. There is currently no known cure for herpes and treatment is focused on symptoms management.

What Is The Recommended Famvir Dosage and Treatment?

The dosage for Famvir varies depending on what it is being used for and who is taking it.

Cold Sore Treatment: one 1500 mg dose.

Shingles Treatment: 500 mg every 8 hours for 7 days

Suppressive Therapy: 250 mg twice daily for up to one year

Recurrent Genital Herpes Treatment: 1000 mg twice daily for one day.

Always follow your doctor’s dosage instructions.

What Is Famvir Used for?

Famvir is used to treat the symptoms of shingles, cold sores, and genital herpes. While it can not cure the herpes virus, it can relieve symptoms caused by it.

Famvir is also used to prevent future outbreaks of genital herpes in those who are prone to frequent outbreaks.

What Are The Side Effects of Famvir?

Like any medication, Famvir does carry a risk of side effects.

Potential side effects of Famvir may include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Dizziness
  • Cramps, stomach pain, or gas
  • Yellowing eyes or skin
  • Hives
  • Confusion or drowsiness
  • Mental or mood changes
  • Rash or itching
  • Fever
  • Bleeding gums
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dark urine
  • Kidney problems
  • Burning, numbness, or tingling feeling

What Are The Considerations and Precautions of Famvir?

While generally considered safe, Famvir is not right for everybody.

Always make sure you share your health history and current medications with your doctor before taking Famvir. This helps prevent serious complications.

What Are The Famvir Drug Interactions?

Some medications may cause serious interactions with Famvir.

Make sure you tell your doctor about any medications you take, including vitamins, supplements, and over-the-counter medications.

Are There Other Famvir Warnings?

Some people should not take Famvir or may need to take it differently. Tell your doctor about your medical history.

Especially be sure to mention any of the following:

  • Kidney disease
  • Liver disease
  • Galactose intolerance
  • Weak immune system
  • Glucose-galactose malabsorption
  • Severe lactase deficiency

Can You Take Famvir During Pregnancy or Breastfeeding?

Talk to your doctor before taking Famvir if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Famvir may pass into breastmilk or harm an unborn baby.

Discuss the risks and benefits of taking Famvir with your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Telehealth is not appropriate for serious conditions that require immediate attention or emergency care. If you experience any life-threatening issues, call 911 or go to an emergency room immediately.

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