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Famvir Brand Names Mixture

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Famvir Synthesis Reference

Geen, et al.; Tetrahedron Lett.; 33; 32;4609-4612(1992).

Famvir Molecular Weight

321.332 g/mol

Famvir Melting Point

102-104 oC

Famvir H2O Solubility

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Famvir Indication

For the treatment of acute herpes zoster (shingles). Also for the treatment or suppression of recurrent genital herpes in immunocompetent patients and treatment of recurrent mucocutaneous herpes simplex infections in HIV infected patients.

Famvir Pharmacology

Famciclovir is a prodrug that undergoes rapid biotransformation to the active antiviral compound penciclovir. Penciclovir is an anti-viral drug which has inhibitory activity against herpes simplex virus types 1 (HSV-1) and 2 (HSV-2) and varicella zoster virus (VZV). Therefore, herpes viral DNA synthesis and replication are selectively inhibited.

Famvir Absorption

77 %

Famvir side effects and Toxicity

Symptoms of overdose include constipation, diarrhea, dizziness, fatigue, fever, headache, nausea, and vomiting.

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Famvir Organisms Affected

Human Herpes Virus