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Cutis. 2007 Jul;80(1):77-81.

Famciclovir for cutaneous herpesvirus infections: an update and review of new single-day dosing indications.

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  • 1Department of Dermatology, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, 1090 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025, USA.


Infections with herpes simplex virus (HSV) types 1 and 2 and herpes zoster are common and a substantial public health issue. Famciclovir is an effective treatment for herpes simplex and herpes zoster. We review studies evaluating the efficacy of single-day doses of famciclovir for the treatment of recurrent herpes labialis (cold sores) and genital herpes. Famciclovir has received single-day dosing indications for both of these entities. The studies leading to these new indications are reviewed.

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