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  2. Fill in our short consultation form.
  3. Choose delivery method and mode of payment.
  4. Our team of expert prescribers will assess whether medication is suitable.
  5. If you get the green light and it is deemed suitable, your order will be processed quickly and efficiently.
Confidential Service

Your privacy is important, Prescription Doctor are committed to keeping your details completely confidential.

This is why we also take steps to conceal your prescription products under two layers of packaging.

Delivery and Packing
Discreet Delivery?

We have a commitment to delivering a discreet service and understand your need for privacy. We ship all orders via a trackable courier using discreet, plain packaging.

Do I Need to Wait in All Day for Delivery?

Once your order is dispatched you will receive a tracking number via sms and email.

Do You Deliver on Weekends?

We deliver medications between Monday and Saturday. You can upgrade to Saturday delivery on Friday.

My Order Hasn’t Arrived What Should I Do?

You should receive a tracking number with your order which you can use this number to track your parcel online. This should give you a clear indication of where your parcel is. If you haven’t received your parcel in the time frame given by our couriers, contact your local depot to find out where it is. You can also contact our support team who will do this for you.

Can I Be Notified by Text?

On checkout you will be asked to leave your mobile number so our courier can text you about the delivery. This is also useful if the courier has problems finding your address. We will not use your mobile number for anything else.

Payment Methods
How Can I Pay for My Order?

You can pay for your order using credit, debit card or via bank transfer.

I Don’t Have a Credit Card, How Can I Pay?

If you don’t have a credit or debit card you can pay via bank transfer. We will give you a unique reference number at checkout along with details of how to make the transfer. Once the money has cleared in our account, we will process your order.

How Do You Keep My Details Safe?

We are a completely secure site and take many measures to ensure your details are kept safe. We understand that you have a right to extreme privacy when purchasing sensitive health medications. All information that you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology.

Payment and refunds?

You can pay for your order using credit, debit card and bank transfer.

Card Payment: Please notify us that you wish to cancel your order. Your refund will show available In 1 - 3 days.

Bank Transfer: A member of our team will contact you requesting for your bank details. These details are only used to transfer the funds back into your account.

Treatment Information

Table of contents

What is Famvir for Cold Sores?

Famvir is an antiviral medication specifically formulated to manage and treat outbreaks of cold sores caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV-1).

Early treatment with Famvir can help to reduce the severity and duration of a cold sore outbreak.

Understanding Symptoms of Cold Sores

The symptoms of a cold sore outbreak may include:

  • Tingling sensation around the mouth
  • Formation of small fluid-filled blisters
  • Mild to moderate pain around the affected area
  • Swollen lymph nodes

How Does Famvir Treat Cold Sores?

Famvir contains the active ingredient famciclovir, which is metabolised into penciclovir. This inhibits the viral replication process, thereby allowing your immune system to contain the outbreak more effectively.

How to Take Famvir for Cold Sores?

For cold sore treatment, the recommended dose of Famvir is usually one 125 mg tablet taken twice a day for five days. However, consult your doctor for personalised dosage instructions. Take the tablets with a full glass of water.

Famvir Side Effects and Precautions

While Famvir is generally well-tolerated, it may have some side effects. It's crucial to familiarise yourself with the patient information leaflet included in your medication package.

Common side effects when treating cold sores with Famvir include:

  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Nausea

If you experience any severe side effects or signs of an allergic reaction, cease treatment and seek medical advice immediately.

Treatment information

  • Product Name: Famvir
  • Active Ingredient(s): Famciclovir
  • Manufacturer: Novartis
  • Administration: Oral
  • Presentation: Tablets
  • Available Strengths: 125 mg
  • Exemption: Prescription Only Medication
  • Application: Men and women over 18 with herpes
  • Dosage: Take 125 mg twice a day for 5 days
  • Description: Antiviral medication to treat genital herpes
  • Drug Class: Antiviral
  • When breastfeeding: This treatment may not be suitable
  • When pregnant: This treatment may not be suitable
  • Alcohol: Do not consume alcohol while using this treatment
  • Price: 79.99 GBP
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Authored & Reviewed By

Mohamed Imran Lakhi

Mohamed Imran Lakhi

MPharm - Lead Pharmacist
Imran Lakhi is the superintendent pharmacist and founder at Prescription Doctor. He has been at the core of our team.

Published on: 10/11/2020 Reviewed on: 13/03/2024

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