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Famciclovir 125 mg tablet
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What is Famciclovir
Famciclovir is a guanine analogue antiviral drug used for the treatment of various herpes virus infections, most commonly for herpes zoster (shingles). It is a prodrug form of penciclovir with improved oral bioavailability. Famciclovir is marketed under the trade name Famvir (Novartis).
Famciclovir mechanism of action
Famciclovir undergoes rapid biotransformation to the active antiviral compound penciclovir, which has inhibitory activity against herpes simplex virus types 1 (HSV-1) and 2 (HSV-2) and varicella zoster virus (VZV). In cells infected with HSV-1, HSV-2 or VZV, viral thymidine kinase phosphorylates penciclovir to a monophosphate form that, in turn, is converted to penciclovir triphosphate by cellular kinases. In vitro studies demonstrate that penciclovir triphosphate inhibits HSV-2 DNA polymerase competitively with deoxyguanosine triphosphate. Consequently, herpes viral DNA synthesis and, therefore, replication are selectively inhibited.
Dosage forms of Famciclovir
2-(2-(2-amino-9H-Purin-9-yl)ethyl)-1,3-propanediol diacetate 9-(4-Acetoxy-3-(acetoxymethyl)but-1-yl)-2-aminopurine
Actavis Pharma Company
Human Herpes Virus
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