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CYTOGAN 250MG CAPSULE

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Composition FOR CYTOGAN

Ganciclovir(250 mg)

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It is better to take Cytogan 250mg capsule with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Cytogan 250mg capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Cytogan 250mg capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR CYTOGAN

    Ganciclovir(250 mg)

    Uses

    Cytogan 250mg capsule is used in the treatment of eye infections by herpes simplex virus

    How it works

    Cytogan 250mg capsule prevents the multiplication of the virus in human cells. Thus stops the virus from producing new viruses.

    Common side effects

    Impaired concentration, Reduced blood platelets, Rash, Joint pain, Headache, Dizziness, Injection site pain, Convulsion, Sepsis, Photosensitivity, Punctate keratitis, Muscle pain, Cellulitis, Insomnia, Vomiting, Pain, Weakness, Skin flakes, Injection site inflammation, Inflammation, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Dermatitis, Irritability, Numbness, Loss of appetite, Decreased white blood cell count, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Hair loss, Fatigue, Increased liver enzymes, Fever, Anemia, Itching, Dry skin, Urinary tract infection, Diarrhoea, Depression, Rigors, Burning sensation, Decreased appetite, Cough, Weight loss, Altered taste, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Neuropathy, Constipation, Breathing difficulty

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    Expert advice FOR CYTOGAN

    • Ganciclovir should be preferably taken with food.
    • Ganciclovir is not recommended in children.
    • Do not drive or operate machinery if you experience visual disturbances due to instillation in eyes, or if you experience convulsion, sedation, dizziness, ataxia and/or confusion.
    • Your blood cell counts should be monitored while on treatment with ganciclovir especially if you have kidney disorders.
    • Do not take ganciclovir along with imipenem-cilastatin as it may cause seizures (fits).

    Frequently asked questions FOR CYTOGAN

    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

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    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.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)