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Uses of Cytogan Injection

CYTOGAN 500MG INJECTION is used in the treatment of eye infections by Herpes simplex virus.

Cytogan Injection side effects

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Injection site reaction
  • Increased liver enzymes

How to use Cytogan Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Cytogan Injection works

CYTOGAN 500MG INJECTION 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.

Cytogan Injection related warnings

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
CYTOGAN 500MG INJECTION 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.
CYTOGAN 500MG INJECTION is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
You may feel sleepy, dizzy, confused or shaky, or you may lose your balance or have fits while using CYTOGAN 500MG INJECTION.
CYTOGAN 500MG INJECTION should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of CYTOGAN 500MG INJECTION 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.
CYTOGAN 500MG INJECTION should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of CYTOGAN 500MG INJECTION may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Cytogan Injection?

If you miss a dose of CYTOGAN 500MG INJECTION, 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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Expert Advice

  • 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 500MG INJECTION. 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 500MG INJECTION 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.

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): Vipteno, Hepdoze
Brand(s): Paripher
Brand(s): Sucor
Brand(s): Tenvir AF
Brand(s): Zidohope, Zivudin
Brand(s): Heptavir
Brand(s): Cinus, Adroyd
Brand(s): Xylomet, Xylojeev, Cirovin
Brand(s): Healgraft


Q. Is Cytogan a vesicant/ antibiotic?

No, Cytogan is not a vesicant/ an antibiotic

Q. Is Cytogan?

Yes, Cytogan is dialyzabl

Q. Is Cytogan a chemotherapy drug?

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

Q. Is Cytogan nephrotoxic?

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

Q. Does Cytogan cover hsv (hepes simplex virus)?

Yes, Cytogan may be used to treat hsv (hepes simplex virus)

Q. How does Cytogan cause myelosuppression?

Cytogan is directly toxic to colony forming stem cells inside bone marrow which is responsible for RBCs, WBCs and platelets formation, thereby causing myelosuppression.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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