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What You Need to Know Before Starting Famvir

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Famvir if you have:
  • Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Very severe lactose intolerance
  • Galactose intolerance
  • Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also let your healthcare provider know if you are:
You should also make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are currently taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Famvir Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)

What If I Overdose on Famvir?

It is not known what symptoms to expect from an overdose. People who take too much acyclovir, a similar medication, may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Agitation
  • Coma
  • Seizures
  • Lethargy
  • Kidney damage.
If you happen to overdose, seek medical attention immediately.
(Click Famvir Overdose for more information.)
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