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Natclovir 500mg Injection

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Natclovir 500mg Injection is an antiviral medicine used to treat viral infections caused by cytomegalovirus (CMV) in immunocompromised people who have undergone an organ or bone marrow transplantation. It also reduces the risk of blindness in a serious eye infection caused by CMV, known as CMV retinitis.

Natclovir 500mg Injection is administered as an injection by a healthcare professional. Kindly do not self administer. It is given by slow intravenous (IV) infusion over a 1-hour period to avoid damage to kidneys. You should drink plenty of water while on treatment with this medicine as it helps to prevent dehydration and kidney damage.

Some side effects include vomiting, nausea, and increased liver enzymes. You may also notice some injection site reactions like pain, swelling, or redness. Inform your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Uses of Natclovir Injection

  • Cytomegalovirus Infection

Side effects of Natclovir Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Natclovir

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Injection site reaction
  • Increased liver enzymes

How to use Natclovir Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Natclovir Injection works

Natclovir 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Natclovir 500mg Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Natclovir 500mg Injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Natclovir 500mg Injection is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Natclovir 500mg Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
You may feel sleepy, dizzy, confused or shaky, or you may lose your balance or have fits while using Natclovir 500mg Injection.
Kidney
CAUTION
Natclovir 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Natclovir 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.
Liver
CAUTION
Natclovir 500mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Natclovir 500mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Natclovir Injection?

If you miss a dose of Natclovir 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Natclovir 500mg Injection
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Fact Box

Chemical Class
Nucleoside analog
Habit Forming
No

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Natclovir with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Abamune, A-Bec, Virol
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Adesera, Adheb, Adfovir
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Dinex EC, Dinosin, Virosine DR
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Entehep
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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PATIENT of 36 days. Left eye is feeling like having conjunctivitis infection. Yellow excretion is started which eye drop should be given.
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
If there is heavy infection. . Antibiotic injection shd be given. Visit for examination
I have Hair loss at head due to some infection Doctor have suggested me monoxidil, the is a circle of no hair but roots are still alive no red skin What can I do
Dr. Dharamvir Singh
Dermatology
U need to go for injection
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FAQs

Q. Is Natclovir 500mg Injection effective?

Natclovir 500mg Injection is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Natclovir 500mg Injection too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. How is Natclovir 500mg Injection administered?

Natclovir 500mg Injection should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Natclovir 500mg Injection.

Q. Is Natclovir 500mg Injection safe?

Natclovir 500mg Injection is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before starting treatment with Natclovir 500mg Injection?

Before starting treatment with Natclovir 500mg Injection, tell your doctor if you have any other health problems, like kidney or liver-related issues. This is because certain medical conditions may affect your treatment and you may even need dose modifications. Let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Consult your doctor if you are planning a baby, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, before starting treatment with Natclovir 500mg Injection to avoid any harmful effects on the baby.
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References

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