Famciclovir for Treatment of Herpesvirus Infections

  title={Famciclovir for Treatment of Herpesvirus Infections},
  author={Andrew D. Luber and John F. Flaherty},
  journal={Annals of Pharmacotherapy},
  pages={978 - 985}
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the antiviral activity, pharmacokinetics, clinical efficacy, and adverse effect profile of famciclovir, the oral prodrug of penciclovir (PCV), and to compare these features of famciclovir with those of acyclovir in the treatment of herpesvirus infections. DATA SOURCES: Literature was identified by MEDLINE search, and abstracts from recent meetings were included where relevant. Data provided by the manufacturer were also used. STUDY SELECTION: Data regarding antiviral… 

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