User Reviews for Famvir

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Herpes Simplex, Suppression 2 reviews 2 medications
   
9.0
Cold Sores 6 reviews 32 medications
   
8.9
Herpes Zoster 1 reviews 10 medications
   
8.0
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Summary of Famvir reviews 11 reviews 8.6

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Review by Happy camper:

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10

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.

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July 16, 2013 6:38 PM

Review by miserable131313:

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6.0

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.

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October 6, 2011 7:20 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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6.0

For Cold Sores: Causes major headaches for me.

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May 8, 2011 11:29 PM

Review by will18:

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8.0

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.

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August 11, 2010 5:32 AM

Review by bonsense:

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9.0

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.

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September 17, 2009 6:18 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Herpes Simplex, Suppression: I took Famvir for cold sores ... it is effective and worked fast.

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March 8, 2009 12:01 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

For Cold Sores: It worked great for me. 1500mg in one shot, the swelling was almost gone the same day and it healed quickly. What a relief? That was 10 days ago.

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January 11, 2009 12:32 AM

Review by sarasotamel:

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10

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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September 25, 2008 9:31 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

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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July 22, 2008 12:47 PM

Review by Daisy May:

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8.0

For Herpes Zoster: Helped very bad shingles outbreak in about 3 days.

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June 1, 2008 4:36 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

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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March 14, 2008 12:27 AM

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