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?
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)
Search for questions
Still looking for answers? Try searching for what you seek or ask your own question.
Posted 2 Oct 2010 • 1 answer
Posted 22 Apr 2011 • 1 answer
Posted 30 Nov 2011 • 1 answer
Posted 7 Dec 2015 • 1 answer
Posted 23 Feb 2016 • 0 answers