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Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's

Manufacturer/Marketer

Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

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Prescription Required
Product Details

About Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's

Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's belongs to a class of drugs known as antivirals used to treat viral infections. It plays a vital role in treating cold sores (an inflamed blister in or near the mouth, caused by infection with the herpes simplex virus), genital herpes (A common sexually transmitted infection marked by genital pain and sores), and herpes zoster (a viral infection that causes a painful rash). Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's does not cure herpes but does not allow the infection to spread and treat its symptoms.

Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's contains famciclovir, which is an antiviral medication. It is used in treating viral infection by preventing the multiplication of viruses in human cells. As a result, this stops the proliferation of viruses, slowly leading to the viral infection clearing up.

The dose you are given will depend on your condition and how you respond to Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's. In some cases, you may experience headaches, feeling dizzy, feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting), diarrhoea, and itching. Most of these side effects of Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's are temporary, do not require medical attention, and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects are persistent, reach out to your doctor.

Do not take Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's if you are allergic to Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's, famciclovir, or any of its ingredients. Inform your doctor before taking Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's if you have kidney/liver problems or have problems with your immune system. Check with your doctor if you're pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking any other prescribed or non-prescribed medicines. Use protection while having sexual intercourse to avoid the transfer of genital herpes (a sexually transmitted disease) to your partner. If you have a weak immune system, please inform your doctor before taking Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's as a dose adjustment may be required.

Uses of Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's

Herpes zoster skin infection(shingles) and genital herpes.

Medicinal Benefits

Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's contains famciclovir, which is an antiviral medication. It works by making viruses less active in the human body. Famciclovir works against herpes simplex viruses 1 and 2 (HSV-1 and HSV-2) viruses that cause oral or genital herpes.

Directions for Use

Swallow Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's as a whole with water; do not crush, break or chew it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's

  • Headache
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

Do not take Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's if you are allergic to Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's or any of its ingredients. Inform your doctor about all other OTC medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products that you are already taking. Take Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's with caution if you have kidney disease or liver disease. Do not drive a car or operate any machinery which requires concentration as Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's may cause dizziness. Use protection while having sexual intercourse to avoid the transfer of genital herpes (a sexually transmitted disease) to your partner. If you have a weak immune system, please inform your doctor before taking Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's as a dose adjustment may be required. Inform your doctor before taking Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's if you have a known intolerance to some sugars, e.g. lactose.

Drug Interactions

Drug-drug interactions: Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's may have an interaction with medication used to treat hairy cell leukaemia (cladribine), vaccines (varicella virus vaccine, zoster vaccine live), a medication used to treat gout (probenecid), a medication used to treat melanoma (talimogene laherparepvec), medication for the treatment of lung cancer (pemetrexed), a medication used in the treatment of hepatitis B virus infection (entecavir) and medication used to treat irregular heartbeat (digitoxin). 

Drug-Food Interactions: Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's may interact with non-prescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products that you are taking or planning to take. Avoid alcohol consumption while on this medication.

Drug-Disease Interactions: Inform your doctor if you have kidney problems, problems with the immune system and liver problems.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • VARICELLA (LIVE ATTENUATED)
  • PROBENECID
  • PEMETREXED
  • ENTECAVIR
  • DIGITOXIN
  • TALIMOGENE LAHERPAREPVEC
  • ZOSTER VACCINE LIVE
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      caution

      Consumption of alcohol with Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's may increase the risk of side-effects.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      caution

      Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's is a pregnancy Category B medicine. It is not known whether Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's will affect pregnant women or fetus or not. Hence, the intake of Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's should be only if prescribed and under medical supervision.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's is a pregnancy Category B medicine. It is not known whether Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's will pass through the milk in breastfeeding women or not. Hence, Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's should only be taken if prescribed by a doctor and under medical supervision.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      unsafe

      Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's can cause dizziness, drowsiness or confusion. So, operating machinery which requires concentration should be avoided.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's to be taken with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may have to be adjusted by your doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      unsafe

      Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's should not be given to children below the age of 12 years.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Try to include heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acid containing food drinks in your daily diet. You can also use low-fat cooking oil like olive oil, soybean oil, canola oil, and coconut oil.
    • Include turmeric or yellow mustard in your diet to avoid constipation caused by antiviral drugs and increase the intake of fluids to stay hydrated.
    • Drink plenty of water for better processing of food by the body.
    • Avoid sugary foods such as cake, cookies, packaged baked food or soda. Also, avoid heavy salt foods.
    • Avoid foods containing saturated fats such as fried foods, fatty cuts of meat, sour cream, butter and other high-fat dairy products as they may lead to weight gain and result in fatty liver.
    • Avoid smoking and alcohol consumption as they may increase the risk of liver damage.

    Special Advise

    Regular blood tests are recommended while on Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's and several months after treatment with Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's to monitor liver functioning.

    Other Information (FAM0013)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Sep-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Herpes zoster (shingles): It is a viral infection that causes a painful rash that causes red skin rashes along with pain and burning. The virus lives in your nervous system for years before causing Herpes. It can appear on your face, neck, torso, and one side of the body. It can occur in and around the eyes, also known as ophthalmic herpes zoster.

    Genital herpes: Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). It primarily spreads through sexual contact. Genital herpes can cause itching, pain, and sores in the genital area. There is no cure for genital herpes, but medications like Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's can ease symptoms and reduce the risk of infecting virus to others. Using condoms can prevent the spread of genital herpes infection.

    FAQs

    What should I do if I forget a dose?

    If you miss a dose of Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it's almost time for the next dose, do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

    Does Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's cure herpes infection?

    No, Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's does not cure herpes infection. Instead, it reduces pain and itching caused due to it and prevents a new sore formation.

    What happens if I stop taking Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's?

    Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. Abrupt stopping of this medicine may lead to resistance to other medications making the infection difficult to treat.

    What if I overdose Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's?

    The overdose of Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's leads to an increased risk of side-effects that can be fatal sometimes. In people with kidney problems, it rarely leads to kidney failure on overdose. So, consult a doctor immediately if you accidentally overdose on this medicine.

    Does Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's cause dizziness?

    Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's may cause dizziness. So, it would be best if you refrained from driving or operating heavy machinery that requires you to stay alert.

    How does Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's work?

    Famciclovir belongs to a class of drugs called antivirals. It works by preventing the replication of viral DNA that is necessary for viruses to multiply, thereby stops spreading of herpes virus in the body. Famciclovir is a 'prodrug,' that is converted to penciclovir in the body. Famciclovir does not cure or stop the spread of herpes. Famciclovir only relieves pain, itching, and also heals and prevents sores associated with herpes virus infections.

    PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

    Famcimac 250 Tablet 6's

    Country Of Origin

    India

    Manufacturer/Marketer address

    Atlanta Arcade, Marol Church Road, Andheri (East), Mumbai - 400059, INDIA.

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    Strip

    1

    6 Tablet in 1 Strip