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Often used for:
Famciclovir is an antiviral medication. It works to control illness due to herpes virus infections in patients with weak immune systems. It may be used for shingles, cold sores, or genital herpes.
Patients receiving famciclovir may have regular blood draws to check blood counts and monitor liver and kidney function. The dose of famciclovir may change based on the results of lab tests.
May be taken as a tablet by mouth
Not all patients who take famciclovir will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.