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Famvir

POM
Read time: 16 mins
Last updated: 06 May 2020
Published: 24 Jul 2020

4.1 Therapeutic indications

Varicella zoster virus (VZV) infections – herpes zoster

Famvir is indicated for

- the treatment of herpes zoster and ophthalmic zoster in immunocompetent adults (see section 4.4)

- the treatment of herpes zoster in immunocompromised adults (see section 4.4)

Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections – genital herpes

Famvir is indicated for

- the treatment of first and recurrent episodes of genital herpes in immunocompetent adults

- the treatment of recurrent episodes of genital herpes in immunocompromised adults

- the suppression of recurrent genital herpes in immunocompetent and immunocompromised adults

Clinical studies have not been conducted in HSV-infected patients immunocompromised for other causes than HIV-infection (see section 5.1).

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