Cytogan 250mg Capsule

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Introduction

Cytogan 250mg Capsule is an antiviral medicine used to treat viral infections caused by cytomegalovirus in immunocompromised people who have undergone an organ or bone marrow transplantation. It also reduces the risk of blindness in a serious eye infection caused by CMV, known as CMV retinitis.

Cytogan 250mg Capsule 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 for better absorption. 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.

Some side effects of this medicine include headache, dizziness, vomiting, nausea, fatigue, and fever. 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 Cytogan Capsule

  • Cytomegalovirus Infection

Benefits of Cytogan Capsule

In Cytomegalovirus Infection

Cytomegalovirus infection is a common virus infection which may have no symptoms at all or may have symptoms like fever and fatigue. Severe infection may show symptoms involving the eyes, brain, or other internal organs. This virus is spread through sexual and nonsexual contact with body secretions in people who are immunocompromised or those who have undergone any transplant. Cytogan 250mg Capsule helps to prevent multiplication of the infection causing virus and treats the infection. Keep taking it in the dose and duration prescribed by the doctor to get maximum benefit.

Side effects of Cytogan Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Cytogan

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin rash

How to use Cytogan Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Cytogan 250mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Cytogan Capsule works

Cytogan 250mg Capsule 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 Cytogan 250mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cytogan 250mg Capsule 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
Cytogan 250mg Capsule 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
Cytogan 250mg Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
You may feel sleepy, dizzy, confused or shaky, or you may lose your balance or have fits while using Cytogan 250mg Capsule.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cytogan 250mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cytogan 250mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of kidney function test and some blood tests may be advised while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
Cytogan 250mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cytogan 250mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Cytogan Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Cytogan 250mg Capsule, 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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Fact Box

Chemical Class
Nucleoside analog
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Antiviral (Non-HIV) drugs

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Cytogan with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Abamune, A-Bec, Virol
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Adesera, Adheb, Adfovir
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Dinex EC, Dinosin, Virosine DR
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Entehep
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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i have unprotected sex with my friend. Can I take any drugs now to prevent any STD/HIV infection
Dr. Shyam Gupta
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Hello PATIENT to 1mg. There is some medicine for prophylactic but you need to see physician for prescription and better you check HIV status of both partner
hello, one of my frnd suffering with hiv infection from last 2yrs her cd4 is more than 470 and viral load is zero undetectable now she is using art medicines i have doubt that can we have to use art medicine in the whole life or can we stop it once we get viral load zero
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
You still need to be on ART even if the viral load is undetectable
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FAQs

Q. Is Cytogan 250mg Capsule effective?

Cytogan 250mg Capsule is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Cytogan 250mg Capsule too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Cytogan 250mg Capsule?

If you forget a dose of Cytogan 250mg Capsule, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Is Cytogan 250mg Capsule safe?

Cytogan 250mg Capsule is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. Can I stop taking Cytogan 250mg Capsule when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Cytogan 250mg Capsule without consulting your doctor even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. Therefore, for better and complete treatment, it is advised to continue your treatment for the prescribed duration.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before starting treatment with Cytogan 250mg Capsule?

Before starting treatment with Cytogan 250mg Capsule, tell your doctor if you have any other health problems, like kidney or liver-related issues. This is because certain medical conditions may affect your treatment and you may even need dose modifications. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Consult your doctor if you are planning a baby, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, before starting treatment with Cytogan 250mg Capsule to avoid any harmful effects on the baby.

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16th Floor, Godrej BKC, Plot – C, “G” Block, Bandra-Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai – 400 051, India
Country of Origin: India

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1212.5
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10 capsules in 1 strip
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