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Generic Name
Famciclovir
Trade Name
Famvir
Manufacturer
Beecham
Risk Category
B
  • Controlled studies done on animals in reproduction do not indicate risk to the fetus.
  • No adequate and well-controlled studies done on pregnant women.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • antiviral for treatment of HSV, Varicella-Zoster.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • carcinogenic in animals, causes mammary adenocarcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma of the skin, subcutaneous fibrosarcomas.
  • No teratogenic effect or embryotoxicity in animals.
  • Unknown if it crosses human placenta.
  • No data available in human pregnancy.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Excreted into milk in animals.
  • No data available in human breast feeding but should be avoided for potential carcinogenicity.
  • Other Trade Names
     
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