What is Famvir?
Famvir is an antiviral medication which contains the active ingredient famciclovir. It stops the herpes virus from reproducing and the body to fight the virus. It’s important to note that you can’t cure the herpes virus, but Famvir tablets will help you to manage symptoms and reduce the frequency of outbreaks.
For Famvir to be at its most effective, it must be taken within the first 48 hours of symptoms appearing. At HealthExpress.eu we send all medications with free next-day delivery, which means you can buy Famvir tablets online and receive them soon enough to begin treatment immediately.
What are the benefits of Famvir?
Famciclovir is one of the most effective ingredients in treating the herpes virus. It can slash recovery time, halt the spread of the virus and relieve painful symptoms.
Famvir tablets are particularly valuable for preventing people with suppressed immune systems from catching the herpes virus, such as those with HIV or AIDS or people going through chemotherapy, for example.
The famciclovir ingredient in Famvir tablets is a pro-drug, which means it’s consumed in its inactive form. It doesn’t become active until it’s inside the cells that are infected with the virus. This specificity results in fewer side effects because it only targets infected cells.
How does it work?
When Famvir is consumed, famciclovir doesn’t become active until it’s inside infected cells. Once famciclovir reaches these cells it becomes penciclovir, which works to stop infected cells from reproducing and attacking more cells in the body. This allows the body to fight the limited number of infected cells and force the virus into a dormant state.
Who can take it?
If you’ve contracted herpes and you want to treat an outbreak or prevent future outbreaks, you may be able to buy Famvir tablets online. However, if you suffer from decreased kidney function, uncontrolled chronic liver disease or rare hereditary problems like galactose intolerance, you may not be able to use Famvir tablets. You also can’t take Famvir if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.
It’s important you tell your doctor which medication you’re taking, if any, and give details of any historic or active medical conditions, so they can be sure it’s safe for you to take famciclovir.
How do you take Famvir?
Regardless of which strain of herpes you’re suffering from, Famvir is most effective if taken within 48 hours of noticing symptoms. You will be prescribed a different dosage of Famvir according to which condition you want to treat:
- To treat the first outbreak of genital herpes, you should take a single 250mg Famvir tablet three times daily for five days. This treatment can also be taken as a long term preventative treatment. In this case, two 250mg tablets should be taken per day.
- To treat cold sores, you should take three 500mg Famvir tablets per day for seven days.
- To treat shingles, three 500mg Famvir tablets should be taken once a day over a seven-day period.
Are there any side effects?
Any prescription medication can cause side effects, but the risk of developing these is lower when using a pro-drug like Famvir. When using Famvir tablets, some people have reported suffering from headaches and confusion, but this is rare and affects between one in every 1,000 to 10,000 people. Sleepiness, hallucinations and jaundice are a couple of very rare side effects also reported, but these affect less than one in 10,000 people taking Famvir tablets.
How do you buy Famvir online?
You can buy Famvir tablets online if you complete a consultation with one of our registered doctors, who will review your medical history and any medication you’re taking to ensure famciclovir is a safe and suitable ingredient for your body to be exposed to. If the doctor feels Famvir isn’t a suitable herpes treatment, they may recommend an alternative.
If the doctor decides Famvir is safe, they’ll write you a prescription which will be dispensed by our registered pharmacy and then sent to you via free next-day delivery.