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Valcytaj 450mg Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
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Product introduction

Valcytaj 450mg Tablet is used to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection of the 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.

Valcytaj 450mg Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It should be taken with food. If you miss a dose, 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. You should drink plenty of water while on treatment with this medicine as it helps to prevent dehydration and kidney damage.

It may lead to a few common side effects like fever, diarrhea, vomiting, anemia, low white blood cell, and low platelet level. 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 Valcytaj Tablet

  • Cytomegalovirus Infection

Benefits of Valcytaj Tablet

In Cytomegalovirus Infection

Cytomegalovirus infection is a common virus infection which may have no symptoms at all or may have symptoms like fever and fatigue. Severe infection may show symptoms involving the eyes, brain, or other internal organs. This virus is spread through sexual and nonsexual contact with body secretions in people who are immunocompromised or those who have undergone any transplant. Valcytaj 450mg Tablet helps to prevent multiplication of the infection causing virus and treats the infection. Keep taking it in the dose and duration prescribed by the doctor to get maximum benefit.

Side effects of Valcytaj Tablet

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 Valcytaj

  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • Low blood platelets

How to use Valcytaj 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. Valcytaj 450mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Valcytaj Tablet works

Valcytaj 450mg 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.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Valcytaj 450mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Valcytaj 450mg Tablet 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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Valcytaj 450mg Tablet 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
Valcytaj 450mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Valcytaj 450mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Valcytaj 450mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Valcytaj 450mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Valcytaj 450mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Valcytaj Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Valcytaj 450mg 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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Fact Box

Chemical Class
Nucleoside analog
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Antiviral (Non-HIV) drugs

Interaction with drugs

Taking Valcytaj 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
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Brand(s): Dinex EC, Dinosin, Virosine DR
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Brand(s): Entehep
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Patient concerns

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i have unprotected sex with my friend. Can I take any drugs now to prevent any STD/HIV infection
Dr. Shyam Gupta
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Hello PATIENT to 1mg. There is some medicine for prophylactic but you need to see physician for prescription and better you check HIV status of both partner
hello, one of my frnd suffering with hiv infection from last 2yrs her cd4 is more than 470 and viral load is zero undetectable now she is using art medicines i have doubt that can we have to use art medicine in the whole life or can we stop it once we get viral load zero
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
You still need to be on ART even if the viral load is undetectable
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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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References

  1. Acosta EP, Flexner C. Antiviral Agents (Nonretroviral). In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 1603-605.
  2. Safrin S. Antiviral Agents. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. p. 852.
  3. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 1446-47.
  4. Valgaciclovir. Grenzach-Wyhlen, Germany: Roche Pharma; 2018. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  5. Valganciclovir hydrochloride. Garden City, Hertfordshire: Roche Products Limited; 2002 [revised 16 May 2018]. [Accessed 28 Jan. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  6. Valganciclovir. South san Francisco, California: Genentech USA; 2001 [revised Aug. 2010]. [Accessed 01 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Country of origin: India

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