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Valchek Tablet


Overview

Valchek Tablet side effects

Common
  • Injection site pain
  • Stomach pain

How to use Valchek 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. Valchek Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Valchek Tablet works

Valchek Tablet 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.

Valchek Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Valchek Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Valchek Tablet is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Valchek Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Valchek Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Valchek Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Valchek Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Valchek Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Valchek Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Valchek 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.

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Interaction with Drugs

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FAQs

Q. What is valganciclovir used for?

Valganciclovir is used for the treatment of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection of retina (retinitis) in adult patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It is also used for the prevention of CMV infection in patients who have received an organ transplant from a CMV-infected donor

Q. How does valganciclovir work?

After taken orally, valganciclovir gets converted into ganciclovir by liver and intestinal enzymes, which then prevents the growth and spread of cytomegalovirus.

Q. Is valganciclovir cytotoxic?

No, valganciclovir is not cytotoxic

Q. Does valganciclovir cover HSV?

Valganciclovir can also be used for treatment of herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection. Please follow doctor's advice regarding its use

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