famciclovir

noun
fam·​ci·​clo·​vir | \ ˌfam-ˈsī-klō-ˌvir How to pronounce famciclovir (audio) \

Medical Definition of famciclovir

: a precursor C14H19N5O4 of the antiviral agent penciclovir that after oral administration is converted to penciclovir by cellular kinases and that is used especially to treat shingles and herpes genitalis — see famvir

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“Famciclovir.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/famciclovir. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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