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Composition for CYTOGAN 500MG TABLET

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Primary uses of CYTOGAN 500MG TABLET

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Medicine Overview of Cytogan Tablet


Uses of Cytogan Tablet

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

Cytogan Tablet side effects


Anemia (low number of red blood cells), Breathlessness, Diarrhoea, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils).


How to use Cytogan Tablet

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. CYTOGAN 500MG TABLET is to be taken with food.

How Cytogan Tablet works

CYTOGAN 500MG TABLET is an antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of the virus in human cells. Thus stops the virus from producing new viruses.

In Depth Information on Cytogan Tablet

Expert advice for Cytogan Tablet

  • 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. 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 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 Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for Cytogan Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
CYTOGAN 500MG TABLET 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 TABLET 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 TABLET.
CYTOGAN 500MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of CYTOGAN 500MG TABLET 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 TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of CYTOGAN 500MG TABLET may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Cytogan Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of CYTOGAN 500MG TABLET, 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 Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Ganciclovir

No, Cytogan is not a vesicant/ an antibiotic
Yes, Cytogan is dialyzabl
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
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
Yes, Cytogan may be used to treat hsv (hepes simplex virus)
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
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Medicines with composition Abacavir: Abamune, A-Bec, Virol
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Medicines with composition Imipenem: Imci, Cilane Mono, IC2
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Medicines with composition Xylometazoline: Orinase, Naso Wikoryl
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Medicines with composition Phenylephrine: Phenpres, Synep, Lefrin, Frenin, Salin P, Phrintec
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Medicines with composition Oxymetazoline: Xynolube
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Medicines with composition Telbivudine: Telbihep, Sebivo
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Medicines with composition Stavudine: Stavir, Stahope
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Medicines with composition Lamivudine: Heptavir, Lavir, Epivir, Lamivir, Lamimat, Hepitec, Lamihope, Retrolam
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Medicines with composition Didanosine: Dinex EC, Dinosin
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Medicines with composition Entecavir: Entehep, Frithvir, X Vir, Enteca, Cronivir, Entavir, Alentos, Hepalo, Entaliv, Baraclude, Encure, Encarvir, Entarica
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Medicines with composition Adefovir: Adesera, Adheb, Adfovir
Cytogan with Probenecid
Medicines with composition Probenecid: Bencid
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