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Famvir is an antiviral medication that is used for treating genital herpes, cold sores, and shingles. While the drug cannot cure any of these conditions, it can improve symptoms and help prevent outbreaks from returning. Famvir comes in tablet form and is available by prescription. Side effects of the medicine can include vomiting, fatigue, diarrhea, and headaches.
- Shingles in people with normal immune systems
- Recurring genital herpes in people with normal immune systems
- Recurring cold sores in people with normal immune systems
- Herpes simplex infections (including cold sores and genital herpes) in people with HIV or other conditions that weaken the immune system.