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Published: 12/2017

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
FAMCICLOVIR Tablets 250mg "SAWAI"
 Active ingredient:
Famciclovir
 Dosage form:
white tablet, diameter: 9.1 mm, thickness: 4.6 mm
 Print on wrapping:
ファムシクロビル250 mg「サワイ」, SW-FC, Famciclovir 250 mg「SAWAI」

Effects of this medicine

This medicine inhibits DNA synthesis of virus responsible for herpes simplex and herpes zoster, suppressing their growth.
It is usually used to treat herpes simplex and herpes zoster.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • For herpes simplex: In general, for adults, take 1 tablet (250 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, 3 times a day.
    For herpes zoster: In general, for adults, take 2 tablets (500 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, 3 times a day.
    In any case, strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • This medicine may cause consciousness disorder (decreased consciousness). Pay close attention when operating dangerous machinery, such as driving a car.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include headache, somnolence, dizziness, diarrhea, nausea, stomach discomfort, abdominal pain, dry mouth, vomiting, dry lips, rash, hives, itch, malaise and fever. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • confusion, hallucination, loss of consciousness [neuropsychiatric symptom]
  • fever, redness and swelling of skin/mucosa with rash or blisters, conjunctival hyperemia [toxic epidermal necrolysis, mucocutaneous ocular syndrome, serious skin disorders such as erythema multiforme]
  • decreased urine output, edema, headache [acute renal failure]
  • muscle pain, lassitude, reddish brown urine [rhabdomyolysis]
  • hives, decreased blood pressure, respiratory distress [shock, anaphylaxis]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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