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Famciclovir Brand names, Famciclovir Analogs

Famciclovir Brand Names Mixture

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Famciclovir Chemical_Formula


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Famciclovir fda sheet

Famciclovir FDA

Famciclovir msds (material safety sheet)

Famciclovir Synthesis Reference

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

Famciclovir Molecular Weight

321.332 g/mol

Famciclovir Melting Point

102-104 oC

Famciclovir H2O Solubility

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Famciclovir State


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Famciclovir Dosage Forms


Famciclovir 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.

Famciclovir 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.

Famciclovir Absorption

77 %

Famciclovir side effects and Toxicity

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

Famciclovir Patient Information

Famciclovir Organisms Affected

Human Herpes Virus