Start taking Famvir as soon as the first symptoms of herpes appear such as tingling, blisters and burning. Continue the course even if the symptoms have reduced.
Stay properly hydrated while taking the medication to protect your kidneys.
Wash your hands frequently to prevent passing the infection to others.
As herpes is contagious, wash your hands frequently to prevent other people from getting it.
Famvir medication does not prevent the spread of genital herpes. For this reason, refrain from sexual intercourse or use latex condoms. Keep the affected areas clean.
Avoid using Famvir during pregnancy, unless the benefit of it exceeds the risks. Notify your doctor of your pregnancy or pregnancy plans. It is yet unknown whether Famvir has the ability to pass into breast milk.