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Cure for Shingles - Famciclovir Dosing
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- Cure for Shingles
As this eMedTV page explains, there is currently no cure for shingles. However, early treatment with antiviral drugs can reduce the length and severity of a shingles attack. This page talks about these antiviral drugs and the new shingles vaccine.
- Drug Interactions With Acyclovir
Acyclovir can interact with drugs such as phenytoin, probenecid, and tenofovir. This portion of the eMedTV library explains drug interactions with acyclovir, including information on the side effects that may occur as a result.
- Drug Interactions With Famciclovir
Certain medicines (such as digoxin and probenecid) can cause famciclovir drug interactions. This part of the eMedTV archives describes the problems that may occur when you take digoxin or probenecid together with famciclovir.
- Drug Interactions With Gabapentin
Alcohol, morphine, and naproxen can all cause drug interactions with gabapentin. This eMedTV page lists other substances that can interact with gabapentin, describes the adverse effects they can cause, and explains how your doctor may prevent this.
- Drug Interactions With Valacyclovir
This eMedTV article warns people about potential drug interactions with valacyclovir, including interactions with cimetidine, probenecid, and tenofovir. This page also covers how poor kidney function can increase your risk of side effects.
Famciclovir is an antiviral medication used for treating shingles, genital herpes, and cold sores. This eMedTV article offers dosing information for the medication, explains how it works, describes its clinical effects for various conditions, and more.
- Famciclovir Dosing
For the treatment of a cold sore, most people take a single famciclovir dosage of 1500 mg. This eMedTV page also offers famciclovir dosing recommendations for the treatment of shingles, genital herpes, and herpes simplex infections.