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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