Type of Medication: AntiViral

Indications: Treatment of herpes zoster, acute genital herpes simplex, and suppression of recurrent genital herpes

Side Effects: nausea, vomiting, headache, dizziness, confusion, hallucinations, rash, abdo pain, fever

Route of administration: Adult (Oral)

Dose:For herpes zoster give 250mg tds or 750mg od for 7 days. In the immunocompromised 500 mg tds for 10 days. Genital herpes: 1st episode: 250mg tds for 5 days recurrence 125mg twice a day for 5 days.Suppression therapy: 250mg bd interupted every 6-12

Examples of some Drug Interactions

nteracting drug: Mycophenolate

higher plasma concentrations of both drugs

Interacting drug: Probenecid

increases famciclovir concentration