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APO Famciclovir Once 500mg 3 tabs


Restricted Medicine - Pharmacist Only


This is a Restricted Medicine - Pharmacist Only (you must talk to one of our pharmacists to complete this order)

Strictly 1 per order


Must be taken in the first 24-48 hours of symptoms 

Not to be taken if pregnant or breastfeeding

No impaired kidney disease

Not to be taken if on immunosuppressant  medication


Famciclovir Once is an antiviral medicine used to treat recurrent outbreaks of cold sores in adults 18 years of age and over who have a normal immune system (the body system which fights against harmful bacteria, viruses and fungi). Cold sores are an infection caused by a virus called herpes simplex type 1 (HSV-1). Cold sores usually begin on or around the lips, mouth, and nose as small red bumps that turn into fluid-filled blisters. Cold sores can be tender and painful. Many people who get cold sores know when one is coming by a tingling, burning, itchy or painful sensation or redness in the area. Although Famciclovir Once does not cure the viral infection, it helps to relieve the symptoms and shorten the duration of an outbreak. The best results are obtained if the medicine is started as soon as possible after the onset of symptoms of a cold sore, such as tingling, itching or burning, or the appearance of the first signs, such as redness or swelling.

Directions & Precautions 

Adults: 1 dose = 3 tablets. Take as a single dose with or without food. Swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water.

This medicine is not suitable for children or teenagers under 18 years of age.