Herpes zoster, ophthalmic zoster

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:

1500 mg in 3 divided doses daily

Route of admnistration


Defined daily dose

1,500 - 1,500 mg

Dosage regimen

From 500 To 500 mg 3 time(s) per day every day for 7 day(s)

Detailed description

500 mg three times daily for seven days.

Treatment should be initiated as soon as possible after a diagnosis of herpes zoster or ophthalmic zoster.

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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