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GAVIR 500MG INJECTION

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Composition FOR GAVIR

Ganciclovir(500 mg)

food interaction for GAVIR

alcohol interaction for GAVIR

pregnancy interaction for GAVIR

lactation interaction for GAVIR

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It is better to take Gavir 500mg injection with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Gavir 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
Gavir 500mg injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR GAVIR

    Ganciclovir(500 mg)

    Uses

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

    How it works

    Gavir 500mg injection prevents the multiplication of the virus in human cells. Thus stops the virus from producing new viruses.

    Common side effects

    Headache, Anemia, Breathing difficulty, Diarrhoea, Reduced blood platelets, Sepsis, Cellulitis, Urinary tract infection, Oral fungal infection, Convulsion, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Dizziness, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Decreased appetite, Numbness, Weight loss, Neuropathy, Loss of appetite, Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets), Altered taste, Decreased white blood cell count

    SUBSTITUTES FOR GAVIR

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    • CYMEVENE 500MG INJECTION
      (1 injection in vial)
      Roche Products India Pvt Ltd
      Rs. 1687.50/injection
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      Rs. 1687.50
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    • CYTOGAN 500MG INJECTION
      (1 injection in vial)
      Abbott India Ltd
      Rs. 2025/injection
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      Rs. 2025
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    Expert advice FOR GAVIR

    • 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 GAVIR

    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

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    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 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)