Generic Famvir is used for treating herpes zoster infection (shingles). It is also used to treat recurring herpes skin infections in patients who also have HIV infection. Famvir is used in patients who have a weakened immune system to treat recurring cold sores and to treat or suppress recurring genital herpes.
Generic Lamprene is taken to treat leprosy (Hansen’s disease). It is sometimes given with other medicines for leprosy.
Generic Rebetol is used for treating hepatitis C infection in certain patients when used in combination with interferon.
Generic Symmetrel is an antiviral. It is used to prevent or treat certain influenza (flu) infections (type A). It may be given alone or along with flu shots. Generic Symmetrel will not work for colds, other types of flu or other virus infections. This medicine is also used to treat Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.
Generic Valtrex is used for treating shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (fever blisters or herpes labialis), and treating or suppressing genital herpes in patients with normal immune systems. It is also used to suppress genital herpes in patients with HIV infection.
Generic Zovirax is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the herpes virus so that the body can fight off the infection. Acyclovir will not cure herpes, but it can lessen the symptoms of the infection. Acyclovir is used to treat infections caused by herpes viruses. Illnesses caused by herpes viruses include genital herpes, cold sores, shingles, and chicken pox.