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Important Information on Famciclovir

Side Effects

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with famciclovir. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of famciclovir include but are not limited to:
(Click Side Effects of Famciclovir to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions

Famciclovir can potentially interact with a few other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Famciclovir).

What If I Overdose on Famciclovir?

It is not known what symptoms to expect from a famciclovir overdose. However, people who take too much acyclovir, a similar medication, may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Agitation
  • Coma
  • Seizures
  • Lethargy
  • Kidney damage.
If you happen to overdose on this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Famvir Overdose for more information.)

How Should Famciclovir Be Stored?

Famciclovir should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. The tablets should be stored in an airtight container.
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
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Famciclovir Drug Information

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