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Cymgal Tablet

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Overview

Introduction

Cymgal Tablet is used to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection of the retina (retinitis) in adult patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It is also used for the prevention of CMV infection in patients who have received an organ transplant from a CMV-infected donor.

Cymgal Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It should be taken with food. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose. You should drink plenty of water while on treatment with this medicine as it helps to prevent dehydration and kidney damage.

It may lead to a few common side effects like low white blood cells count, fever, diarrhea, and vomiting. Inform your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Uses of Cymgal Tablet

Side effects of Cymgal Tablet

Common
  • Stomach pain
  • Decreased red blood cell count
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Vomiting

How to use Cymgal Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Cymgal Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Cymgal Tablet works

Cymgal Tablet is an antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of virus in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Cymgal Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cymgal Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cymgal Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Cymgal Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cymgal Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cymgal Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Cymgal Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Cymgal Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Cymgal Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Cymgal Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Interaction with Drugs

Taking Cymgal with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Plz suggest tablet for throughte infection (oil infection)
Dr. Vijay Verma
ENT
Visit ent specialist for complete examination as it can be tonsillitis
Plz suggest tablet for urine infection
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Pls show your urine R/m & utine culture reports first.
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FAQs

Q. What is valganciclovir used for?

Valganciclovir is used for the treatment of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection of retina (retinitis) in adult patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It is also used for the prevention of CMV infection in patients who have received an organ transplant from a CMV-infected donor

Q. How does valganciclovir work?

After taken orally, valganciclovir gets converted into ganciclovir by liver and intestinal enzymes, which then prevents the growth and spread of cytomegalovirus.

Q. Is valganciclovir cytotoxic?

No, valganciclovir is not cytotoxic

Q. Does valganciclovir cover HSV?

Valganciclovir can also be used for treatment of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection. Please follow doctor's advice regarding its use
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