Genital herpes is a highly common sexually transmitted infection (STI), which is passed on through vaginal, oral and anal sex. Although, a large number of those who have genital herpes do not experience symptoms, those who may experience symptoms may include the following:
Small blisters, itching and pain during urination (genital herpes) and vaginal discharge for women.As there is no cure for those who come in contact with herpes, and the infection is lifelong, treatments are available which help ease the symptoms and reduce the likelihood of infecting others.
What is Famciclovir?
Famciclovir is an antiviral medication. The use of famciclovir reduces the intensity and duration of these outbreaks. It promotes faster healing of blisters, prevents new blisters from forming, and reduces pain and itching.
How to Take Famciclovir?
A dosage of one tablet twice a day for five days is suggested for treating genital herpes.
Taking Famciclovir can be done with or without food or water; the tablet is meant to be taken by mouth.
Side Effects of Famciclovir
As with any medication, side effects may occur with some patients.
Some of the most common side effects are abdominal pain; diarrhea; dizziness; headache; nausea; skin reactions; vomiting.If you experience the symptoms above or any additional side effects found in your patient information leaflet please see your doctor for evaluation.