Genital herpes

Active Ingredient: Famciclovir

Indication for Famciclovir

Population group: only adults (18 years old or older)

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments:

500-750 mg in 2-3 divided doses daily

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

500 - 750 mg

Dosage regimen

From 166.667 To 250 mg 3 time(s) per day every day for 5 day(s)

Detailed description

First episode of genital herpes: 250 mg three times daily for five days. Initiation of treatment is recommended as soon as possible after a diagnosis of first episode of genital herpes.

Episodic treatment of recurrent genital herpes: 125 mg twice daily for five days. Initiation of treatment is recommended as soon as possible after onset of prodromal symptoms (e.g. tingling, itching, burning, pain) or lesions.

Dosage considerations

It can be taken without regard to meals.

Active ingredient


Famciclovir is the oral prodrug of penciclovir. Famciclovir is rapidly converted in vivo into penciclovir, which has in vitro activity against herpes simplex viruses (HSV types 1 and 2), varicella zoster virus (VZV), Epstein-Barr virus and cytomegalovirus.

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