i was told it was gicen because of chicken pox in the past chicken pox is a from of herpes i was told is that true?
10 Dec 2010
Yes, what you have been told is true. Famciclovir is an antiviral drug. Famciclovir can be used to treat chicken pox, which is caused by a virus from the herpes family called varicella-zoster
Famciclovir is also used to treat infections caused by herpes viruses, including genital herpes, cold sores, and shingles.
For more information see
- Famciclovir Information for Consumers
- Famciclovir Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Famciclovir (detailed)
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1 answer • 11 May 2010
... pox. But my doctor said that Varilrix will accomplish the same thing. Can you confirm this?
1 answer • 2 Oct 2010
inflammation.. Is the HIV meds causing the problems. Been HIV + for 15 years and counting.
1 answer • 23 Jan 2011
I have already taken Valacyclovir 3X a day for a week without results. I've been on Famciclovir for 2 days and I need relief!
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