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Famvir (Famciclovir) - Side Effect Reports to FDA

 
 



This is an index of side effect / adverse reaction reports (a.k.a. adverse event reports) related to Famvir (Famciclovir) and submitted to the FDA during the sample period of about a year. The information is not vetted and should not be considered as verified clinical evidence.

Reports by Event Outcome

All Cases (50)
Life Threatening Events (5)
Disability (1)

Reports by Reaction Type

Loss of Consciousness (16)Rhabdomyolysis (8)Malaise (7)Dizziness (7)Fall (6)Convulsion (5)Cerebral Infarction (5)Altered State of Consciousness (5)Asthenia (5)Blood Pressure Decreased (5)Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased (4)Pain (4)

Below are a few examples of reports where side effects / adverse reactions may be related to Famvir (Famciclovir). For a complete list or a specific selection of reports, please use the links above.

Possible Famvir side effects in 78 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from Japan on 2012-08-27

Patient: 78 year old male

Reactions: Haemoglobin Decreased, Haematocrit Decreased, Loss of Consciousness, Renal Failure Acute

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Diclofenac Sodium
    Dosage: 25 mg, tid
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Herpes Zoster
    Start date: 2012-08-09
    End date: 2012-08-10

Famvir
    Dosage: 500 mg, tid
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Herpes Zoster
    Start date: 2012-08-09
    End date: 2012-08-10

Lyrica
    Dosage: 150 mg per day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Herpes Zoster
    Start date: 2012-08-09
    End date: 2012-08-10

Other drugs received by patient: Vitamin B-12



Possible Famvir side effects in 78 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from Japan on 2012-08-23

Patient: 78 year old female

Reactions: Liver Injury, Encephalopathy, Oedema, Decreased Appetite, Liver Disorder

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir
    Dosage: 500 mg, tid
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Herpes Zoster
    Start date: 2012-07-04
    End date: 2012-07-09

Lobu
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Herpes Zoster
    Start date: 2012-07-04
    End date: 2012-07-14

Lyrica
    Dosage: unk
    Indication: Herpes Zoster
    Start date: 2012-07-04
    End date: 2012-07-14



Possible Famvir side effects in 47 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Japan on 2012-08-17

Patient: 47 year old female

Reactions: Nausea, Dizziness, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Pyrexia, Headache, Decreased Appetite

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir
    Dosage: 500 mg, tid

Famvir
    Dosage: 500 mg, tid
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Herpes Zoster
    Start date: 2012-05-22

Other drugs received by patient: Mucosta; Vitamin B12; Acetaminophen



Possible Famvir side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Canada on 2012-08-10

Patient: female

Reactions: White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Vomiting, Drug Intolerance, Bronchitis

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir

Other drugs received by patient: Vitamin D



Possible Famvir side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from South Africa on 2012-07-30

Patient: male

Reactions: Back Pain, Weight Decreased, Nerve Injury, Pain in Extremity, Musculoskeletal Pain, Abdominal Pain Upper, Prostate Infection, Malaise, Sepsis, Gastric Ulcer Perforation, Pleural Effusion, Apnoea, Asthenia, Cardiac Arrest, Neuralgia, Candidiasis

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir



Possible Famvir side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from South Africa on 2012-07-23

Patient: male

Reactions: Back Pain, Weight Decreased, Pain in Extremity, Musculoskeletal Pain, Prostate Infection, Abdominal Pain Upper, Malaise, Sepsis, Gastric Ulcer Perforation, Pleural Effusion, Apnoea, Cardiac Arrest, Asthenia, Candidiasis, Neuralgia

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir



Possible Famvir side effects in female

Reported by a physician from Canada on 2012-07-16

Patient: female

Reactions: White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Vomiting, Pain, Scab, Rash, Herpes Zoster, Burning Sensation, Lymphocyte Count Decreased

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir
    Administration route: Oral

Gilenya
    Dosage: 0.5 mg, daily
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2012-04-25

Gilenya
    Dosage: 0.5 mg, qd
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
    Start date: 2011-09-26
    End date: 2012-03-19

Other drugs received by patient: Vitamin D



Possible Famvir side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Australia on 2012-07-13

Patient: female

Reactions: Hypoaesthesia Oral, Swelling, Headache, Hypoaesthesia

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir



Possible Famvir side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from Canada on 2012-06-10

Patient: female

Reactions: White Blood Cell Count Decreased, Vomiting, Scab, Pain, Rash, Herpes Zoster, Burning Sensation, Lymphocyte Count Decreased

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir
    Administration route: Oral

Gilenya
    Dosage: 0.5 mg, qd
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis
    Start date: 2011-09-26
    End date: 2012-03-19

Other drugs received by patient: Vitamin D



Possible Famvir side effects in female

Reported by a pharmacist from NEW Zealand on 2012-04-10

Patient: female

Reactions: Dyspnoea, Hypersensitivity, Nausea, Swollen Tongue, Headache, Hyperventilation, Anxiety, Pruritus Generalised, Diarrhoea, Throat Irritation, Eye Pruritus

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir

Other drugs received by patient: Antibiotics



Possible Famvir side effects in 67 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Japan on 2012-04-09

Patient: 67 year old female, weighing 55.0 kg (121.0 pounds)

Reactions: Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased, RED Blood Cell Count Decreased, Blood Pressure Systolic Increased, Dizziness, Loss of Consciousness

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir
    Dosage: 500 mg
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Herpes Zoster
    Start date: 2011-11-25
    End date: 2011-11-25

Famvir
    Dosage: 250 mg, unk
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-11-26
    End date: 2011-12-03

Other drugs received by patient: Lyrica; Pravastatin Sodium; Loxonin



Possible Famvir side effects in 67 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Japan on 2012-04-03

Patient: 67 year old female, weighing 55.0 kg (121.0 pounds)

Reactions: Dizziness, Loss of Consciousness

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir
    Dosage: 500 mg, qd
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Herpes Zoster
    Start date: 2011-11-25
    End date: 2011-11-25

Famvir
    Dosage: 250 mg, qd
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2011-11-26
    End date: 2011-12-03

Other drugs received by patient: Pravastatin Sodium; Loxonin



Possible Famvir side effects in 88 year old female

Reported by a physician from Japan on 2012-04-03

Patient: 88 year old female, weighing 35.0 kg (77.0 pounds)

Reactions: Altered State of Consciousness

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir
    Dosage: 500 mg, 3x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Herpes Zoster
    Start date: 2011-10-11
    End date: 2011-10-13

Lyrica
    Dosage: 75 mg, 2x/day
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Pain
    Start date: 2011-10-12
    End date: 2011-10-13



Possible Famvir side effects in male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from Japan on 2012-03-29

Patient: male

Reactions: Convulsion

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir

Other drugs received by patient: Methycobal; Loxonin; Vesicum; Amitriptyline HCL; Famotidine



Possible Famvir side effects in 77 year old male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Japan on 2012-03-26

Patient: 77 year old male

Reactions: Convulsion

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir

Other drugs received by patient: Vesicum; Methycobal; Amitriptyline HCL; Famotidine; Loxonin



Possible Famvir side effects in 77 year old male

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from Japan on 2012-03-19

Patient: 77 year old male

Reactions: Convulsion

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir

Other drugs received by patient: Methycobal; Loxonin; Vesicum; Amitriptyline HCL; Famotidine



Possible Famvir side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from NEW Zealand on 2012-02-23

Patient: female

Reactions: Palpitations, Sinus Tachycardia

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir



Possible Famvir side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Japan on 2012-02-15

Patient: female

Reactions: Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased, Renal Disorder, Blood Urea Increased, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Rhabdomyolysis, Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Pyrexia, Appetite Disorder, Malaise, Gamma-Glutamyltransferase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Gait Disturbance, Blood Creatinine Increased, White Blood Cell Count Increased, Blood Glucose Increased

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir
    Dosage: 500 mg, qd
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2012-01-15
    End date: 2012-01-17

Famvir
    Dosage: 750 mg, qd
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Herpes Zoster
    Start date: 2012-01-12
    End date: 2012-01-14

Other drugs received by patient: Candesartan Cilexetil; Indapamide; Aspirin; Vancomycin; Selbex; Lansoprazole; Prednisolone; Prednisolone; Methycobal; Magmitt; Amlodipine; Adofeed; Etodolac



Possible Famvir side effects in female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from Japan on 2012-02-15

Patient: female

Reactions: Blood Urea Increased, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Contusion, Thyroglobulin Decreased, Rhabdomyolysis, Blood Chloride Decreased, Blood Potassium Increased, Blood Creatine Decreased, Fall, High Density Lipoprotein Decreased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Dizziness, Gait Disturbance, Blood Sodium Decreased, Asthenia

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Aricept
    Dosage: 5 mg, qd
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Dementia
    Start date: 2011-01-01
    End date: 2011-11-05

Famvir
    Dosage: 1500 mg, qd
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Herpes Zoster
    Start date: 2011-11-03
    End date: 2011-11-05



Possible Famvir side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Japan on 2012-02-10

Patient: female

Reactions: Renal Disorder, Rhabdomyolysis

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir
    Dosage: 500 mg, qd
    Administration route: Oral
    Start date: 2012-01-15
    End date: 2012-01-17

Famvir
    Dosage: 750 mg, qd
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Herpes Zoster
    Start date: 2012-01-12
    End date: 2012-01-14

Other drugs received by patient: Selbex; Vancomycin; Etodolac; Prednisolone; Indapamide; Prednisolone; Amlodipine; Candesartan Cilexetil; Lansoprazole



Possible Famvir side effects in 90 year old female

Reported by a consumer/non-health professional from Japan on 2012-02-03

Patient: 90 year old female

Reactions: Rhabdomyolysis

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir
    Dosage: 750 mg, qd
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Herpes Zoster
    Start date: 2012-01-12
    End date: 2012-01-17

Famvir
    Dosage: 500 mg, qd
    Administration route: Oral
    End date: 2012-01-17

Other drugs received by patient: Amlodipine; Lansoprazole; Selbex; Prednisolone; Candesartan Cilexetil; Etodolac; Vancomycin; Prednisolone; Indapamide



Possible Famvir side effects in 90 year old female

Reported by a individual with unspecified qualification from Japan on 2012-01-30

Patient: 90 year old female

Reactions: Rhabdomyolysis

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir
    Dosage: 750 mg, qd
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Herpes Zoster
    Start date: 2012-01-12

Famvir
    Dosage: 500 mg, qd
    Administration route: Oral
    End date: 2012-01-17



Possible Famvir side effects in female

Reported by a physician from United Kingdom on 2012-01-20

Patient: female, weighing 54.8 kg (120.6 pounds)

Reactions: Overdose, Incorrect Dose Administered

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir



Possible Famvir side effects in male

Reported by a physician from United States on 2012-01-13

Patient: male

Reactions: Abnormal Behaviour

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir



Possible Famvir side effects in male

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Japan on 2012-01-09

Patient: male

Reactions: Dizziness, Bradycardia, Blood Pressure Decreased, Pallor, Loss of Consciousness

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir



Possible Famvir side effects in female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Japan on 2012-01-09

Patient: female

Reactions: Speech Disorder, Cerebral Infarction, Disorientation, Eye Luxation, Loss of Consciousness

Adverse event resulted in: hospitalization, disablity

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir

Other drugs received by patient: Loxonin; Mucosta



Possible Famvir side effects in female

Reported by a physician from United Kingdom on 2012-01-04

Patient: female, weighing 54.8 kg (120.6 pounds)

Reactions: Incorrect Dose Administered

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir



Possible Famvir side effects in 78 year old female

Reported by a individual with unspecified qualification from Japan on 2012-01-02

Patient: 78 year old female

Reactions: Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Rhabdomyolysis, Contusion, Thyroglobulin Decreased, Blood Urea Increased, Blood Chloride Decreased, Blood Potassium Increased, Blood Creatine Decreased, Fall, High Density Lipoprotein Decreased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Dizziness, Gait Disturbance, Blood Sodium Decreased, Asthenia

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Aricept
    Dosage: 5 mg, qd
    Administration route: Oral

Famvir
    Dosage: 1500 mg, qd
    Administration route: Oral
    Indication: Herpes Zoster
    Start date: 2011-11-01
    End date: 2011-11-05



Possible Famvir side effects in 78 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Japan on 2011-12-26

Patient: 78 year old female

Reactions: Rhabdomyolysis, Contusion

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir



Possible Famvir side effects in 84 year old female

Reported by a health professional (non-physician/pharmacist) from Japan on 2011-12-23

Patient: 84 year old female

Reactions: Fall, Altered State of Consciousness

Adverse event resulted in: life threatening event, hospitalization

Drug(s) suspected as cause:
Famvir

Other drugs received by patient: Celecoxib; Alendronate Sodium; Arasena A; Lyrica

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