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CYTOGAN 500MG INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 2025 for 1 vial(s) (1 injection each)
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Composition for CYTOGAN

Ganciclovir(500 mg)

food interaction for CYTOGAN

alcohol interaction for CYTOGAN

pregnancy interaction for CYTOGAN

lactation interaction for CYTOGAN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It is better to take Cytogan 500mg injection with food.
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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Cytogan 500mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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SALT INFORMATION for CYTOGAN

Ganciclovir(500 mg)

Uses

Cytogan 500mg injection is used in the treatment of eye infections by herpes simplex virus.

How it works

Cytogan 500mg injection is an antiviral drug that belongs to a class called synthetic nucleoside analogues. It works by blocking the viral DNA replication a process essential for the virus to grow and multiply. Cytogan 500mg injection thus stops the virus from spreading in the body.

Common side effects

Nausea, Liver enzyme increased, Abdominal pain, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Injection site inflammation, Injection site pain, Decreased white blood cell count, Loss of appetite, Reduced blood platelets, Vomiting

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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

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.

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Content on this page was last updated on 22 April, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)