Virovir (500 mg) is an antiviral agent, prescribed for herpes zoster(shingles). It is also used to treat recurring cold sores and to treat or suppress recurring genital herpes. It works by stopping the spread of the herpes virus in the body.

Drug information on Virovir (500 mg) (Famciclovir) from FDC Limited (Spectra)

Virovir (500 mg)

FDC Limited (Spectra)
Generic : Famciclovir
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Medical Condition(s) for which Virovir (500 mg) may be prescribed

Cold Sores
Genital Herpes

Side effects of Virovir (500 mg)

Headache, diarrhea, nausea, confusion, fever vomiting, angioedema, abdominal pain and dizziness.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

The dose and length of treatment depends on patient's condition.
The recommended dose range is 125mg to 1.5gm/day in divided doses.

How to use Virovir (500 mg)?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is Virovir (500 mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Virovir (500 mg)

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney disease liver disease and pregnancy.

Other Precautions for Virovir (500 mg)

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Virovir (500 mg)

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container, keep away from children.

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