Ganguard 500mg Capsule

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Composition for Ganguard 500mg Capsule

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2650.5
₹265.05/Capsule
10 capsules in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of Ganguard Capsule

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Uses of Ganguard Capsule

Ganguard 500mg Capsule is used in the treatment of eye infections by Herpes simplex virus.
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Side effects of Ganguard Capsule

Common

Anemia, Breathlessness, Diarrhoea, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils).

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How to use Ganguard Capsule

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. It is better to take Ganguard 500mg Capsule with food.

How Ganguard Capsule works

Ganguard 500mg capsule 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 Ganguard Capsule

Expert advice for Ganguard Capsule

  • 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 Ganguard. 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 Ganguard 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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Warnings
Special precautions for Ganguard 500mg Capsule
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ganguard 500mg 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Ganguard 500mg Capsule is probably usafe to use during lacta
tion. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
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 Ganguard 500mg Capsule.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Ganguard 500mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Ganguard 500mg Capsule 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.
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Liver
CAUTION
Ganguard 500mg Capsule should be used with caution in patien
ts with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Ganguard 500mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Tenof 300mg Tablet, Valten 300mg Tablet, Imci 500mg Injection, Cilane Mono 500mg Injection

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Ganciclovir, 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 for Ganguard 500mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Ganciclovir

No, Ganguard is not a vesicant/ an antibiotic
Yes, Ganguard is dialyzabl
Yes, Ganguard 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, Ganguard 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, Ganguard may be used to treat hsv (hepes simplex virus)
Ganguard 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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Substitutes for Ganguard

No substitutes found for this medicine
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