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Famciclovir

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Famciclovir, Famvir

  • Indications
  1. Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
  2. Recurrent Genital Herpes
  3. Recurrent HSV in immunocompromised patients
  • Dosing
  1. Herpes Zoster (Shingles)
    1. Adult: 500 mg PO q8 hours for 7 days
  2. Genital Herpes
    1. Initial: 250 mg PO tid for 7-10 days
    2. Recurrent immunocompetent: 125 mg PO bid for 5 days
    3. Recurrent in HIV: 500 mg PO bid for 7 days
    4. Prophylaxis: 250 mg PO bid for up to 12 months
  • Pharmacokinetics
  1. Adjust dose for Creatinine Clearance <60 ml/min