*Prescribed to treat shingles (herpes zoster) herpes-related cold sores (fever blisters) and genital herpes outbreaks.
* Also prescribed to treat herpes simplex infections in people with HIV.
* Famciclovir does not cure herpes but it may stop the spread and reduce symptoms.
Famciclovir (Brand Name: Famvir) is an antiviral medication prescribed to help reduce the spread of herpes and reduce the symptoms associated with herpes such as pain burning tingling tenderness and itching. It may also help to heal sores and prevent new ones from forming. Famciclovir is prescribed to those with normal immune systems to treat shingles (herpes zoster) repeat outbreaks of fever blisters and cold sores associated with oral herpes and prevent further outbreaks of genital herpes. It works by preventing the replication of the herpes virus.
Famciclovir is taken orally in