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Condition: Shingles
7/10/2014 8:00:22 AM

Reviewer: Jim-Ohio, 45-54 Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Received this medication within 2 days of symptoms. I was diagnosed with Shingles on top of my head traveling down to my left ear. Within two days my symptoms we're minimized. I had issues with taking it without food, so I ate something small each time to lessen the side effects of nausea. Also, I did feel somewhat tired most time and afforded myself 3-4 days to stay home and rest. I did pair ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Shingles
4/5/2013 9:09:35 AM

Reviewer: hanco4953, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
On second day of using this medication, I started with a wicked headache, and then extreme nausea set in. The side effects are worse than the condition of shingles. I stopped taking this medicine, am uncomfortable, but at least am not debilitated by side effects.

Condition: Shingles
11/2/2011 6:34:24 AM

Reviewer: famvir, 35-44 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
a rash after finishing this medication normal?

Condition: Shingles
10/11/2011 10:11:02 AM

Reviewer: Itchy, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I was into the shingles infection about 5 days when I went to the doctor. It looked just like poison ivy. She prescribed Famvir. The shingles spread like wildfire for the next 3 days. I have two days left of medication and I'm concerned I may need another round. No appetite. Heart palpitations. Tired. Is it the drug or the shingles? Hard to determine.

Condition: Shingles
10/20/2010 9:38:24 PM

Reviewer: jo jo, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I take Digoxin How can taking famvir effect my body?

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