Medicine Overview of Cytogan Capsule
Uses of Cytogan Capsule
Cytogan 250mg Capsule is used in the treatment of eye infections by Herpes simplex virus.
Side effects of Cytogan Capsule
Anemia, Breathlessness, Diarrhoea, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils).
How to use Cytogan Capsule
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. 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 the virus in human cells. Thus stops the virus from producing new viruses.
In Depth Information on Cytogan Capsule
Expert advice for Cytogan Capsule
- Always take the complete course of treatment, as advised by your doctor even if you feel better.
- Drink plenty of water while on treatment with Cytogan. This helps to prevent kidney stone and kidney damage.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with kidney or liver problems. A dose of your medicine may need to be adjusted.
- You should not have sex if you have genital sores or blisters. If you're taking Cytogan for herpes, you should use barrier methods (condoms) when you're having sex since you can still pass it on to other people, even if you're taking the medication.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Special precautions for Cytogan 250mg Capsule
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Cytogan 250mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor....
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Cytogan 250mg Capsule is probably usafe to use during lactat+more
ion. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby....
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.+more
You may feel sleepy, dizzy, confused or shaky, or you may lose your balance or have fits while using Cytogan 250mg Capsule....
You may feel sleepy, dizzy, confused or shaky, or you may lose your balance or have fits while using Cytogan 250mg Capsule.
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.+more
Regular monitoring of kidney function test and some blood tests may be advised while you are taking this medicine....
Regular monitoring of kidney function test and some blood tests may be advised while you are taking this medicine.
Cytogan 250mg Capsule should be used with caution in patient+more
s with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Cytogan 250mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor....
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Tenof 300mg Tablet, Entarica 0.5mg Tablet, Tenarica 300mg Tablet, Frithvir 0.5mg Tablet
If you miss a dose of Ganciclovir, 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.
Frequently asked questions for Cytogan 250mg Capsule
Frequently asked questions for Ganciclovir
No, Cytogan is not a vesicant/ an antibiotic
Yes, Cytogan is dialyzabl
Yes, Cytogan is a chemotherapy used for the treatment of viral infections. Do not confuse it with chemotherapy or chemo drugs used for the treatment of cancer
Yes, Cytogan is known to have nephrotoxicity (toxic to kidneys)
Q. Is ganciclovir a protease inhibitor?
No, ganciclovir is not a protease inhibitor; it belongs to synthetic nucleoside analogues class of antivirals
Yes, Cytogan may be used to treat hsv (hepes simplex virus)
Cytogan is directly toxic to colony forming stem cells inside bone marrow which is responsible for RBCs, WBCs and platelets formation, thereby causing myelosuppression.
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Substitutes for Cytogan Capsule
Natclovir 250mg Capsule
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