fam·​ci·​clo·​vir ˌfam-ˈsī-klō-ˌvir How to pronounce famciclovir (audio)
: 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 30 Nov. 2023.

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