Famvir vs Zovirax



Famvir

  • Famvir
  • What is Famvir

    Famvir (Famciclovir) is a fast-acting oral antiviral drug is available in tablet form, and is clinically proven at controlling and eliminating the recurrent infections caused by the most common strains of the herpes virus; the herpes simplex virus and herpes zoster.

  • Famvir price

    $ 36.00 (Package 250mg x 10 pills)

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  • How to take famvir

    Swallow the pills whole with a full glass of water. The pills may be taken with or without food.

  • How long does it take for famvir to work

    It depends on several factors, including the severity of the outbreak and how quickly you take it after you know an outbreak is starting. famvir is usually prescribed for a 7- to 10-day period, which is close to the time it takes for the herpes blisters to heal. Many people who take famvir notice some relief from symptoms within 2 or 3 days.

  • Famvir dosage

    Your dose will depend upon the type of your infection, so take famvir exactly as your doctor tells you to. Typically, recurrent genital herpes dose: 1,000 mg every 12 hours for one day. Recurrent cold sores: 1,500 mg as a single dose. Suppression of recurrent genital herpes: 250 mg twice daily. Shingles: 500 mg every 8 hours for 7 days. HIV-infected patients (cold sores or genital herpes): 500 mg twice daily for 7 days.

  • Side effects

    • hives;
    • difficult breathing;
    • swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat;
    • urinating less than usual or not at all;
    • weakness, confusion;
    • increased thirst, loss of appetite, vomiting;
    • pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
    • swelling, weight gain, feeling short of breath;
    • nausea, gas, stomach pain;
    • diarrhea;
    • headache, tired feeling;
    • dizziness, sleepiness;
    • mild itching or skin rash;
    • numbness or tingly feeling.

Zovirax

  • Zovirax
  • What is Zovirax

    Zovirax (Acyclovir) is a medication to treat infections caused by the herpes virus. The herpes virus can cause cold sores, lesions in the genitals, shingles and chicken pox. Acyclovir can decrease the duration of infection and decrease the intensity of symptoms.

  • Zovirax price

    $ 24.95 (Package 200mg x 30 pills)

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  • How to take zovirax

    Swallow the pills whole with a full glass of water. The pills may be taken with or without food.

  • How long does it take for zovirax to work

    It depends on several factors, including the severity of the outbreak and how quickly you take it after you know an outbreak is starting. zovirax is usually prescribed for a 7- to 10-day period, which is close to the time it takes for the herpes blisters to heal. Many people who take zovirax notice some relief from symptoms within 2 or 3 days.

  • Zovirax dosage

    Your dose will depend upon the type of your infection, so take aciclovir exactly as your doctor tells you to. Adult oral doses for treating genital herpes are 200 mg every 4 hours (5 times daily) for 7-10 days or 400 mg three times daily for 5-10 days. Herpes Zoster (shingles) is treated with 800 mg every 4 hours (5 times daily) for 7 to 10 days. The dose for treating chicken pox is 800 mg 4 times daily. The usual adult intravenous dose is 5-10 mg/kg every 8 hours for 7-10 days.

  • Side effects

    • Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea;
    • tiredness and malaise;
    • headache, dizziness;
    • muscle or joint aches;
    • visual changes, hallucinations;
    • fluid retention, hair loss;
    • changes in behavior, seizure;
    • severe rash, hives, or a rash that causes blisters and peeling;
    • yellowing of skin or eyes;
    • unusual bleeding or bruising;
    • swelling of face, lips, or tongue;
    • decreased urine output or blood in the urine;
    • extreme sleepiness or confusion;
    • tingling, numbness, or shakiness.

Reviews

Mya

Also used 0,25% Desoximetasone Cream applied to sores and rash three times daily. Between the Cream and Famvir there were daily improvements in pain, skin tenderness, itching, etc. A slight tenderness in one spot caused me to continue the cream for two days after finishing the Famvir treatment.

leachbutton1

Can anybody tell me how to deal with a red, swollen eye with blurred vision 5 days after stopping using Zovirax eye ointment. Could anybody also tell me how to stop falling asleep while taking aciclovir tablets. I find this drug debilitating and will go to see an optician about my virus.

Domenic

My first outbreak was the worse. I had to squirt water inside of me to pee and took pain pills so that I could sleep. It makes you wonder how someone with herpes passes it on. As for your question how long before the outbreak begins to subside instead of getting worse, is different for everyone. With me, it was at least a week before the medication started to work. However, it took about a month before all of the sores went away. I also stayed on an antiviral drug since and it has been 9 years. Without acyclovir, I would still get outbreaks and even have them on it.

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