Famciclovir Oral tablet 500mg Information - Conditions, Pregnancy, ingredients
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Famciclovir: Oral tablet (500mg)

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Famciclovir 500mg Tablet
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93  |  8119
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Famciclovir 500mg Tablet
Roxane Laboratories Inc
Pill Identification: 54 225 
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Famciclovir 500mg Tablet

What is this Medicine?

FAMCICLOVIR (fam SYE kloe veer) is an antiviral medicine. It is used to treat or prevent infections caused by certain kinds of viruses. Examples of these infections are herpes and shingles. This medicine will not cure herpes.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Famvir: Oral tablet(125mg)
CVS/pharmacy Patient Statistics for Famciclovir: Oral tablet(500mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Famciclovir 500mg Tablet

NDC: 000938119
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Herpes Simplex Virus Infection, Herpes Labialis, Herpes Zoster (shingles) Infection, Herpes Genitalis, Herpes Genitalis Prophylaxis

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Varicella (chickenpox) Infection, Bell's Palsy

Storage Information
Store at controlled room temperature (between 68 and 77 degrees F)
Famciclovir 500mg Tablet
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Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
Pill Identification: 93  |  8119
Shape: oblong
Color: white

Reported Side Effects for Famciclovir 500mg Tablet

Anemia Incidence:
0.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
0.2-7.9%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Migraine Incidence:
0.2-3.1%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Gas Incidence:
0.2-4.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
0.4-3.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Menstrual Cramps Incidence:
0.4-7.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Tired Incidence:
0.6-4.8%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
0.7-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Paresthesias Incidence:
0.9-2.6%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
1.3%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
High Amylase Levels Incidence:
1.5%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
1.6-9.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Bilirubin Level Incidence:
1.9%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
2.2-12.5%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
2.2-3.7%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
2.3-3.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cells Incidence:
3.2%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
8.5-39.3%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

SECOND Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

THIRD Trimester

Class B - Animal studies have revealed no evidence of harm to the fetus, however, there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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