August 09 2020

FAMCICLOVIR

List of brands containing famciclovir   

This page contains a list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active principle famciclovir in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Mexico] [ Pakistan] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be unavailable, have been removed from the pharmaceutical market or have changed its name. So that, in no case can take decisions based on the information contained in the page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damage arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.

Indications and usage     

Famciclovir belongs to a group of medicines called antiviral drugs.

This medicine is indicated for:

- Acute treatment of the first episode and recurrences of genital herpes,
- Suppressive therapy of recurrent genital herpes and the suppressive therapy of recurrent genital herpes in HIV-positive patients,
- For prevent future episodes of genital herpes in patients with normal immune systems or eye damage due to herpes,
- Herpes zoster treatment, including herpes zoster eye infection and labial herpes.

Medizzine recommends consulting your doctor if you are unsure (or you do not know) why you have been given famciclovir.

Other ingredients of available commercial presentations:

In addition to 125, 250, 500 or 750 mg active ingredient, the excipients include hydroxypropyl cellulose, sodium starch glycolate, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide, hypromellose, polyethylene glycol 4000 and polyethylene glycol 6000.

Note: Some presentations also contain lactose.

Warning:

The composition of the various presentations may vary from one country to another. We recommend you consult the information provided by your local supplier.

Important information     

Some brands with this active ingredient may contain lactose, which should be considered in patients with impaired absorption of glucose-galactose, galactosemia, and lactase deficiency.

Before taking the drug     

Do not use famciclovir

If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to famciclovir, to penciclovir or anoother antiviral of the same group or any of the other ingredients of the medicinal product prescribed to you. If you think may be allergic, ask your doctor.

Allergy symptoms may include:

- Asthma attacks with shortness of breath, audible wheezing or rapid breathing.
- More or less sudden swelling of the face, lips, tongue or elsewhere in the body. It is especially critical if it affects the vocal cords.
- Hives, itching, rash
- Anaphylactic shock (loss of consciousness, paleness, sweating, etc.).

Take special care with famciclovir

- Tell your doctor if you have a kidney disease, as your doctor may need to adjust your famciclovir dose.
- If you have problems with your body's immune system,
- If you have liver problems,

If you suffer from genital herpes infection, you should take precautions during sex although you have started antiviral treatment.

If you have or think you may suffer from any of these conditions, consult your doctor before taking famciclovir.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medicine only for you. Never give it to someone else.

If in doubt, consult your doctor.

Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including herbal products or drugs obtained without a prescription.

Certain drugs may interact with famciclovir; in these cases, it may be necessary change the dose or stop taking one of them.

It is especially important that you tell your doctor if you are taking:

- Medicines containing probenecid,
- Other drugs that can affect the kidneys,
- Raloxifene (used to prevent and treat osteoporosis).

Maybe your doctor needs to change the dose of medication you was taking or even he may change the medication.

Use with food and beverages

This medicine may be taken with or without food.

Special physiological situations

Pregnancy and lactation:

Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding.

In the case of pregnancy or breastfeeding, your doctor will decide on the appropriateness of using this medicine.

Famciclovir is not to be used during pregnancy unless clearly necessary. Your doctor will tell you the potential risks of this medicine during pregnancy.

If you are breastfeeding, tell your doctor. This medicine is not to be used during breastfeeding unless clearly necessary. Your doctor will tell you the possible risks of taking famciclovir during breastfeeding.

Children

The clinical experience in children is limited. Therefore, it is not recommended to use famciclovir in this age group

Elderly

There is no special recommendation for the use of famciclovir in elderly patients; only if you have a kidney disease, in which case you should inform your doctor.

Driving and using machines

Famciclovir can cause reactions such as vertigo, dizziness, drowsiness or confusion. Therefore, caution should be exercised when driving or operating machinery until you know how this medicine may affect you.

Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.

How to use famciclovir     

Follow carefully instructions of use of famciclovir provided by your doctor. Consult your doctor or pharmacist when in doubt. Follow the instructions of the physician in preference to those given in this website, which may be different. Ask your doctor to explain any aspect that you do not understand, contained in the instruction leaflet that comes with the medicine.

Your doctor will indicate the duration of treatment with famciclovir. Do not stop treatment early because it can worsen your condition and cause you undesirable effects.

Remember to take your medicine at the same time to thereby prevent you forget it.

This drug is given orally. The tablets should be swallowed whole with the aid a glass of water.

Recurrent genital herpes infection in patients with a normal immune system:

Dose: 250 mg twice daily.

In the treatment of genital herpes, you should start taking famciclovir as soon as possible after the onset of early symptoms (pain, burning, blisters).

The first outbreak of genital herpes in patients with normal immune systems:

Dose: 250 mg TID.

Prevention of subsequent onset of genital herpes in patients with a normal immune system:

Dose: 250 mg twice daily.

Treatment of recurrent genital herpes in HIV-positive patients:

Dose: 500 mg twice daily.

Genital herpes infection in patients with weakened immune systems:

Dose: 500 mg twice daily.

Labial herpes in patients with a weakened immune system:

Dose: 500 mg twice daily.

Herpes zoster treatment :

Dose: 500 mg TID or alternatively one or two 750 mg tablets per day for one week.

Herpes zoster eye infection in patients with normal immune systems:

Dose: 500 mg TID.

Patients with kidney problems:

Depending on the severity of kidney disease, your doctor may reduce the dose of famciclovir you must take

Elderly

Depending on your kidney function, your doctor may need to adjust the dose of famciclovir you must take.

Children:

This medicine is not recommended for children since it lacks enough clinical experience for using in this age group.

If you think the effect of the medicine is too strong or too weak, consult your doctor.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

While you take famciclovir     

If a doctor prescribes another medicine, tell you are taking famciclovir.

Check with your doctor regularly developments of disorder that motivates the use of famciclovir. Maybe there is some reason that prevented you properly receive the indicated doses and induce your doctor to erroneous conclusions about treatment.

Do not restart treatment with famciclovir at your own risk without first talking to your doctor, nor encourage its use by another person, even if have the same symptoms you have. Nor is it advisable to interrupt or reduce the dose without considering the opinion of your doctor.

If you feel unwell during treatment with famciclovir, immediately consult your doctor.

If you take more than you should:

If you accidentally take more famciclovir than you should, consult your doctor or pharmacist immediately or call the National Toxicological Information Service in your country. If you have taken a famciclovir overdose, go to the emergency department of the nearest hospital. Take the container with you, even if it is empty.

If you forget to take famciclovir

Do not take a double dose to make up the missed dose. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next shot, wait until be the time for the next dose and take it as usual.

If you stop taking famciclovir

Take all the tablets prescribed by your doctor, even if you begin to feel better before completion. If you stop taking the tablets too soon, the infection may reappear or worsen your condition.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects of famciclovir     

Like all medicines, famciclovir can cause side effects although not everybody gets them.

The frequency of side effects is classified into:

Very common: affect 1 out of 1-10 patients
Common: affect 1 out of 10-100 patients
Uncommon: affect 1 out of 100-1.000 patients
Rare: affect 1 out of 1.000-10.000 patients
Very Rare: affect less than 1 in 10,000 patients
Incidence not known: Can not be established the true incidence from the available data

Some of the serious adverse effects of famciclovir are:

- Blistering of the skin and/or mucous membranes of the lips, eyes, mouth, nasal holes or genital (Stevens-Johnson syndrome).
- Bruising, nosebleeds, redness or unexplained purple areas on the skin (signs of a decrease in the number of blood platelets).

Tell your doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital if you notice any of these adverse effects.

Other side effects:

Rarely the patients may suffer nausea, headache or confusion (predominantly in elderly patients).
Very rarely may suffer vomiting, hallucinations, vertigo, dizziness, drowsiness (mainly in elderly patients), jaundice, rash, itching, and hives.

This list does not include all adverse reactions associated with the use of famciclovir, both well established as those that are under consideration or confirmation. In case you feel unwell, should immediately consult with the doctor who prescribed this medicine.

If you notice any side effects not listed in this website or in the leaflet accompanying the package, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If any of the side effects gets serious, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

List of brands containing famciclovir     

This page contains a list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active principle famciclovir in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Mexico] [ Pakistan] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be unavailable, have been removed from the pharmaceutical market or have changed its name. So that, in no case can take decisions based on the information contained in the page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damage arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.

Warning:

With exceptions expressly indicated, these lists do not include active principle associations with other drugs or clinical use containers.

Australia:     

APO-FAMCICLOVIR 125, 250 & 500 mg, tablets
AURO-FAMCICLOVIR 125, 250 & 500 mg, tablets
EZOVIR 125, 250 & 500 mg, tablets
FAMCICLOVIR SANDOZ 250 & 500 mg, tablets
FAMLO 125, 250 & 500 mg, tablets
FAMVIR125, 250 & 500 mg, tablets
FAMCICLOVIR-GA125, 250 & 500 mg, tablets
FAMCICLOVIR-AN125, 250 & 500 mg, tablets
FAMCICLOVIR GENERICHEALTH 250 & 500 mg, tablets
FAVIC 250 & 500 mg, tablets
FLOVIR125, 250 & 500 mg, tablets

Brazil:     

FANCLOMAX 125 mg, 10 tablets
FANCLOMAX 250 mg, 7 & 21 tablets
FAMVIR 125 mg, 10 tablets
FAMVIR 250 mg, 21 tablets
PENVIR 125 mg, 10 tablets
PENVIR 500 mg, 14 & 21 tablets

Canada:     

ACT FAMCICLOVIR 125, 250 & 500 mg, tablets
APO-FAMCICLOVIR 125, 250 & 500 mg, tablets
FAMCICLOVIR PRO DOC 125, 250 & 500 mg, tablets
FAMVIR 125, 250 & 500 mg, tablets
PMS-FAMCICLOVIR 125, 250 & 500 mg, tablets
SANDOZ FAMCICLOVIR 125, 250 & 500 mg, tablets

France:     

ORAVIR 125 mg, 10 tablets
ORAVIR 500 mg, 25 tablets

Germany:     

FAMVIR 125, 250 & 500 mg, tablets

India:     

FANCIMAC 250 & 500 mg, tablets
FAMIRAC 250 & 500 mg, tablets
FAMTREX 250 & 500 mg, tablets
MICROVIR 250 & 500 mg, tablets
PENVIR 250 & 500 mg, tablets
VIROVIR 250 & 500 mg, tablets

Italy:     

COIRGEN 500 mg, 21 tablets
FAMVIR 125 mg, 10 tablets
FAMVIR 250 mg, 21 tablets
FAMVIR 500 mg, 21 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR MYLAN 250 mg 21 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR MYLAN 500 mg 21 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR PENSA 250 mg 21 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR PENSA 500 mg 21 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR SANDOZ 250 mg 21 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR SANDOZ 500 mg 21 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR TEVA 250 mg 21 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR TEVA 500 mg 21 tablets
MACIVIR 500 mg, 21 tablets
VILACIR 500 mg, 21 tablets

Japan:     

FAMVIR 250 mg, tablets

Mexico:     

FAMVIR 250 mg, 15, 21, 42 & 63 tablets

Pakistan:     

FAMCIVIR 500 mg, tablets
FAMCLOR 250 mg, tablets
FAMVIR 250 mg, tablets

Spain:     

FAMCICLOVIR ACTAVIS 125 mg, 10 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR ACTAVIS 250 mg, 21 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR ACTAVIS 750 mg, 7 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR NORMON 125 mg, 10 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR NORMON 250 mg, 21 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR PENSA 125 mg, 10 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR PENSA 250 mg, 21 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR PHARMAGENUS 125 mg, 10 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR PHARMAGENUS 250 mg, 21 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR PHARMAGENUS 500 mg, 21 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR PHARMAGENUS 750 mg, 7 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR TEVA 125 mg, 10 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR TEVA 250 mg, 21 tablets
FAMVIR 125 mg, 10 tablets
FAMVIR 250 mg, 21 tablets
FAMVIR 750 mg, 7 tablets

Turkey:     

FAMVIR 250 mg, 21 tablets
VIRMOL 250 mg, 21 tablets

United Kingdom:     

FAMCICLOVIR AAH PHARMA 125 mg, 10 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR AAH PHARMA 250 mg, 15-21-56 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR AAH PHARMA 500 mg, 14 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR ACTAVIS 125 mg, 10 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR ACTAVIS 250 mg, 21 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR ACTAVIS 500 mg, 14 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR ALLIANCE HEALTHCARE 125 mg, 10 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR ALLIANCE HEALTHCARE 250 mg, 15-21-56 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR ALLIANCE HEALTHCARE 500 mg, 14 & 30 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR ARROW 125 mg, 10 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR GENERICS 250 mg, 21 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR SANDOZ125 mg, 10 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR SANDOZ 250 mg, 15-21-56 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR SANDOZ 500 mg, 14 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR TEVA 125 mg, 10 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR TEVA 250 mg, 15-21-56 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR TEVA 500 mg, 14 & 30 tablets
FAMVIR 125 mg, 10 tablets
FAMVIR 250 mg, 15-21-56 tablets
FAMVIR 500 mg, 14 & 30 tablets

U.S.A. and Puerto Rico:     

FAMCICLOVIR AUROBINDO 125 mg, 30 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR AUROBINDO 250 mg, 30 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR AUROBINDO 500 mg, 30 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR ROXANE 125 mg, 30 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR ROXANE 250 mg, 30 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR ROXANE 500 mg, 30 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR GREENSTONE 125 mg, 30 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR GREENSTONE 250 mg, 30 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR GREENSTONE 500 mg, 30 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR MYLAN 125 mg, 30 & 90 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR MYLAN 250 mg, 30 & 90 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR MYLAN 500 mg, 30 & 90 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR PHYSICIANS TOTAL CARE 500 mg, 3, 10, 20 & 21 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR SANDOZ 125 mg, 30 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR SANDOZ 250 mg, 30 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR SANDOZ 500 mg, 30 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR TEVA 125 mg, 30 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR TEVA 250 mg, 30 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR TEVA 500 mg, 30 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR WATSON 125 mg, 30 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR WATSON 250 mg, 30 tablets
FAMCICLOVIR WATSON 500 mg, 30 tablets
FAMVIR 125 mg, 30 tablets
FAMVIR 250 mg, 30 tablets
FAMVIR 500 mg, 30 tablets

Page updated: December 11, 2010.