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famciclovir (Famvir) Summary

Description: prodrug of penciclovir; phosphorylated by viral thymidine kinase and subsequently cellular kinases to a penciclovir triphosphate, which inhibits herpes simplex 2 DNA polymerase in a competitive manner; RN & structure given in first source

Also Known As: Famvir; 9-(4-acetoxy-3-(acetoxymethyl)but-1-yl)-2-aminopurine; BRL 42810; BRL-42810

Networked: 332 relevant articles (73 outcomes, 89 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which famciclovir is Relevant

  1. Infection : 24 outcomes 23 studies in 118 results
  2. Herpes Zoster : 21 outcomes 22 studies in 87 results
  3. Herpes Genitalis (Genital Herpes) : 19 outcomes 24 studies in 57 results
  4. Pain (Aches) : 12 outcomes 10 studies in 36 results
  5. Chronic Hepatitis B : 5 outcomes 12 studies in 34 results
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Drugs Related to famciclovir

  1. valacyclovir (valaciclovir)
  2. Acyclovir (Aciclovir)
  3. Lamivudine (3TC)
  4. famciclovir (Famvir)
  5. penciclovir (Denavir)
  6. Antiviral Agents (Antivirals)
  7. brivudine (brivudin)
  8. Ganciclovir (Cytovene)
  9. DNA (Deoxyribonucleic Acid)
  10. Antigens
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Therapies Related to famciclovir

  1. Liver Transplantation
  2. Lasers (Laser)
  3. Transplantation (Transplant Recipients)
  4. Intravitreal Injections
  5. Craniotomy
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