famcyclovir

famcyclovir

Famvir® Virology An oral antiviral used to manage acute herpes zoster–shingles and recurrent genital herpes Metabolic route Metabolized in kidney Side effects Headache, nausea
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The drugs used for the treatment of herpes zoster are Acyclovir, Valacyclovir and Famcyclovir, Desiclovir, Penciclovir and Foscarnet.
Oral valacyclovir and famcyclovir are equivalent to oral acyclovir.
Among other alternatives of antiviral management, foscarnet, brivudine, famcyclovir or valgancyclovir are present.
Prescribing valacyclovir or famcyclovir, each of which requires fewer daily doses than acyclovir, may be the best choice to ensure compliance in these cases, she said.
Recently developed antiviral drugs, such as acyclovir and famcyclovir, lessen the symptoms and frequency of recurrences for some patients.
Traditional prescription medications to prevent and treat cold sores include Acyclovir (Zovirax), valacyclovir (Valtrex), and famcyclovir (Famvir).
Famcyclovir, a new antiviral agent was approved for marketing by FDA in June 1994 for the management of acute Herpes Zoster.
It selectively gets activated in virus infected cells through phosphorylation to antiviral compound Famcyclovir triphosphate.
Adverse effects were slightly higher in Famcyclovir, 10 patients having nausea and vomiting, 7 patients having headache and 4 patients having dizziness and diarrhoea.
Famcyclovir and Valacylovir are the two other FDA approved drugs in the management of acute herpes zoster.
Famcyclovir is a prodrug for the metabolite Penciclovir, the mean oral bioavailability from Famcyclovir is 77%.
The present study was aimed to assess the efficacy and safety of acyclovir and famcyclovir in the treatment of acute herpes zoster.