Generic Medicine Info
Hypersensitivity to penciclovir, famciclovir.
Special Precautions
Immunocompromised patients (e.g. AIDS patients, bone marrow transplant recipients). Not recommended for application to mucous membranes (e.g. eyes, mouth, nose, genitals). Pregnancy and lactation. Monitoring Parameters Monitor reduction in virus shedding, negative cultures for herpes virus; resolution of pain and healing of cold sore lesion.
Adverse Reactions
Headache, taste perversion, application site reactions (e.g. stinging, burning, numbness), pruritus, pain, rash, allergic reactions, contact dermatitis.
CIMS Class
ATC Classification
J05AB13 - penciclovir ; Belongs to the class of nucleosides and nucleotides excluding reverse transcriptase inhibitors. Used in the systemic treatment of viral infections.
D06BB06 - penciclovir ; Belongs to the class of topical antivirals used in the treatment of dermatological diseases.
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