Generic name: Valganciclovir
Valganciclovir belongs to a group of medications known as antivirals . It is used to treat a viral eye infection called cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis for people with AIDS. It can also be used to prevent cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease in organ transplant patients who are at risk of the condition. It works by killing the virus (CMV) that causes the infection.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than the ones listed in this drug information article. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important that this medication be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
Uses of Valcyte
Side Effects of Valcyte
Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Valcyte. Side effects may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Valcyte:
Drug Interaction :- If Valcyte is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Valcyte with the following:
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. A overdose of Valcyte can cause blood abnormalities, kidney failure, and liver disorders. If you suspect an overdose, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms of Valcyte overdose may include:
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