Drug effective against herpes.

  • Published 1996 in AIDS alert


SmithKline Beecham won Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for a new drug to treat genital herpes in immunocompromised people. Famciclovir (trade name Famvir) was approved as a safe and effective genital herpes treatment in February 1996. It reduces shedding of herpes virus and reduces the occurrence of lesions. Its bioavailability means that it can be taken less frequently than acyclovir, the only other approved herpes treatment.

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@article{1996DrugEA, title={Drug effective against herpes.}, author={}, journal={AIDS alert}, year={1996}, volume={11 4}, pages={48} }