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Composition for CYTOGAN 500MG INJECTION

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Primary uses of CYTOGAN 500MG INJECTION

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Medicine Overview of Cytogan Injection

Uses of Cytogan Injection

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

Cytogan Injection side effects


Side Effects of Cytogan are 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.

In Depth Information on Cytogan Injection

Expert advice for Cytogan Injection

  • 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.
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Cytogan Injection related warnings
Special precautions for Cytogan Injection
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?uses

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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Cytogan Injection

Frequently asked questions about Ganciclovir

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.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Cytogan with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Cytogan with Didanosine
Medicines with composition Didanosine: Dinex EC, Dinosin, Virosine DR
Cytogan with Naphazoline
Medicines with composition Naphazoline: Zincula, Decomic Plus, Ocucel, Naphace, Persil, Naphaline
Cytogan with Stavudine
Medicines with composition Stavudine: Stavir, Stahope, Stadin, Virostav, Stavex
Cytogan with Adefovir
Medicines with composition Adefovir: Adesera, Adheb, Adfovir
Cytogan with Oxymetazoline
Medicines with composition Oxymetazoline: Cinus, Zoamet, Rhinojet, Xynolube, Sucon N, Olfamist, Maxtra-O, Ymetlo, Medinoze, Dehale-OM, Oxyinoz
Cytogan with Telbivudine
Medicines with composition Telbivudine: Telbihep, Sebivo
Cytogan with Abacavir
Medicines with composition Abacavir: Abamune, A-Bec, Virol
Cytogan with Tenofovir
Cytogan with Entecavir
Medicines with composition Entecavir: Entehep, Frithvir, X Vir, Enteca, Cronivir, Entavir, Alentos, Hepalo, Entaliv, Baraclude, Encure, Encarvir, Entarica
Cytogan with Imipenem
Medicines with composition Imipenem: Imci, Cilane Mono, IC2
Cytogan with Phenylephrine
Medicines with composition Phenylephrine: Drosyn, Phenpres, Synep, Lefrin, Frenin, Pupiletto, Salin P, Sunephrine, Phrintec
Cytogan with Pseudoephedrine
Medicines with composition Pseudoephedrine: Sucor
Cytogan with Zidovudine
Medicines with composition Zidovudine: Zidohope, Zivudin, Zilion, Zidovex L Plus E, Zidovex, Viro Z, Zidine, Zidovir, Ziddivir, Zidomax
Cytogan with Lamivudine
Cytogan with Probenecid
Medicines with composition Probenecid: Bencid

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