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famciclovir for Cold Sores: I have experienced 1 cold sore ever two years, this year I've had 1 already due to a lip burn, just recently I had another burn to the lip from food, I went to the chemist to see what was available for fast acting treatment (I normally use Zovirax ointment which is fabulous) but I thought there may be something else. I was recommended famciclovir. The second day after the 3 tablet once of dosage I had extreme gas pain in my abdomen. It was the only thing I feel could have caused it. I took the dose on the first day I noticed the cold sore, it's now day 3 and it's simply a dry red patch. Amazing medication, of course I was using Zovirax too. But I recommend it!
Famvir (famciclovir) for Cold Sores: Went to dermatologist 3 days after first sign was only using Abreva with no results. He suggested 1500mg Famvir now, and gave me 3 more to take at the first sign of additional outbreak in the future. Within one day the swelling had gone away and the blister was starting to clear up.
I have used other treatments but nowhere as fast and effective as this product.
famciclovir for Herpes Zoster: On Wednesday I noticed I had swollen lymph nodes in my neck and a spot on my eyebrow that was red and sore. On Saturday I went to see a doctor and he immediately recognized it as shingles and got me started on famciclovir and 600mg of ibuprofen every 8 hours. I took both medications religiously (shingles is nothing to mess around with). Over the next 3 days the spot on my eyebrow blistered and then scabbed over, my eye swelled up, and I started to develop another spot on my forehead. On day 4 the swelling was noticeably reduced and was completely gone by day 6. The second place on my forehead never blistered or scabbed over. I didn't experience any side effects. Worked great for me (29 yr old female).
Famvir (famciclovir) for Cold Sores: I've started medication June 24, 2011 of two 500mg tabs a day and I still have had 6 outbreaks in less than four months. Yes, healing time is faster but I would like to have less outbreaks like 1 to none a year.
famciclovir for Herpes Zoster: Side effects were serious enough to warrant a concurrent dose of prednisone. Condition was shingles, upper left body quadrant. Welts, blisters, itching, pain. One week on the medicine was insufficient to clear it up. Side effects included persistent headache, nausea, diarrhea and serious swelling/itching on the palms of my hands.
Famvir (famciclovir) for Cold Sores: Had cold sores since I was in primary school and am now 18. Take a dosage of 1500mg of Famvir in one dose. Works great for me and stops the virus, leaving only a red mark for about 3 days. Side effects: tiredness, nothing serious though.
Famvir (famciclovir) for Herpes Simplex, Mucocutaneous/Immunocompetent Host: Stopped a lip breakout within an hour. I had gastric stasis from a migraine and I did not get nauseated from this medication.
Famvir (famciclovir) for Herpes Simplex, Mucocutaneous/Immunocompetent Host: I have been taken Famvir for a year. I had multiple outbreaks in the past, but I take Famvir daily and I have only had 2 mild outbreaks within a year. It really helps not having the pain and depression with outbreaks. It is a great medication and made my life better.
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Famvir (famciclovir) for Herpes Simplex, Suppression: Famvir works the best. I have a lot less breakouts, and when one is coming on I take it and it is gone within a day. I don't have any side effects like I did with the others (headaches and breakouts). It is worth the money.
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famciclovir for Herpes Simplex, Mucocutaneous/Immunocompetent Host: I used to have canker sore pain for two weeks that was so bad I could not talk or eat without constant pain. Now, as soon as I feel a sore or more that hurts a lot, I start my treatment of 1 pill per day for 5 days and the pain is reduced to a very tolerable amount. The pain goes away in a few days altogether. I only use the pills for the very painful outbreaks. Some sores don't warrant the need to risk unneccessary medicine. I know when it is time to start medicating when the pain consumes.
Famvir (famciclovir) for Cold Sores: I have suffered from embarrissing cold sores for years. My doctor told me about a single day dose of Famvir (1500mg). He wrote me a script so that I have them on hand when I feel an outbreak coming. I soon as I feel the outbreak, I initiate the therapy and the cold sore does nothing more than get a little red for a day or so. No more full blow outbreaks, this has been wonderful.
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