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. It is better to take Cytogan 250mg capsule with food.
How CYTOGAN CAPSULE works
Cytogan 250mg capsule is an antiviral drug. 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 Ganciclovir. 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 Ganciclovir 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 unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
TENOF 300MG TABLET, VALTEN 300MG TABLET, IMCI 500MG INJECTION, CILANE MONO 500MG INJECTION
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
Q. Is ganciclovir a vesicant/ antibiotic?
No, ganciclovir is not a vesicant/ an antibiotic
Q. Is ganciclovir?
Yes, ganciclovir is dialyzabl
Q. Is ganciclovir a chemotherapy drug?
Yes, ganciclovir 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
Q. Is ganciclovir nephrotoxic?
Yes, ganciclovir 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
Q. Does ganciclovir cover hsv (hepes simplex virus)?
Yes, ganciclovir may be used to treat hsv (hepes simplex virus)
Q. How does ganciclovir cause myelosuppression?
Ganciclovir is directly toxic to colony forming stem cells inside bone marrow which is responsible for RBCs, WBCs and platelets formation, thereby causing myelosuppression.