Medicine : Famtrax (250mg)

Name:Famtrax (250mg)
Manufacturer:Cipla Ltd
Generic Use:Famciclovir
Composition:Famciclovir(250 Mg)
Substitutes:penvir (250mg) , microvir (250mg) , virovir (250mg) , famtrex (250mg) , famcimac (250mg) , famtrax (250mg)

Generic ( Famciclovir )

Typical use Of Famciclovir :Pharmaceutical Aid
Mechanism of action of Famciclovir :Famciclovir Undergoes Rapid Biotransformation To The Active Antiviral Compound Penciclovir, Which Has Inhibitory Activity Against Herpes Simplex Virus Types 1 (HSV-1) And 2 (HSV-2) And Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV). In Cells Infected With HSV-1, HSV-2 Or VZV, Viral Thymidine Kinase Phosphorylates Penciclovir To A Monophosphate Form That, In Turn, Is Converted To Penciclovir Triphosphate By Cellular Kinases. In Vitro Studies Demonstrate That Penciclovir Triphosphate Inhibits HSV-2 DNA Polymerase Competitively With Deoxyguanosine Triphosphate. Consequently, Herpes Viral DNA Synthesis And, Therefore, Replication Are Selectively Inhibited.
Drug Interaction of Famciclovir :Increase Effect/toxicity Of Cimetidine, Probenecid, Theophylline.
Side effects of Famciclovir : Dizziness, Headache, Fever, Abdominal Pain, Skin Rashes, Confusion, Nausea And Vomiting.


How Famciclovir will impact on Pregnancy ?

Experiences Of Drug Use And Evidence From Studies In Pregnant Women Have Shown Risk To Fetus. This Drug May Be Used In Pregnant Women If Benefit Outweighs The Risk. Patients Should Follow The Advice Of The Doctor Regarding Its Use.

How Famciclovir will impact during lactation(breastfeeding) ?

Possibly Unsafe: Evidence From Studies In Breastfeeding Women Show That There Is A Definite Risk Of Side Effects To The Breastfed Infants. However, Use Of The Drug In Breastfeeding Women Is Acceptable In Spite Of The Risk To The Infants, If The Drug Is Needed In A Life-threatening Situation Or For A Serious Disease For Which Safer Drugs Cannot Be Used Or Are Ineffective. Patients Should Follow The Advice Of The Doctor Regarding Its Use.

Medicine & Alcohol use and effect of Famciclovir

No Studies Found