Valgacel 450mg Tablet

Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Valgacel 450mg Tablet

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2 tablets in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Valgacel Tablet


Uses of Valgacel Tablet

Valgacel 450mg Tablet is used in the treatment of eye infections by Herpes simplex virus.

Side effects of Valgacel Tablet


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


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

How Valgacel Tablet works

Valgacel 450mg tablet 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 Valgacel Tablet

Expert advice for Valgacel Tablet

  • 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 Valgacel. 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 Valgacel 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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Special precautions for Valgacel 450mg Tablet
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Valgacel 450mg Tablet 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.
Valgacel 450mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lactat
ion. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Valgacel 450mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired
, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Valgacel 450mg Tablet should be used with caution in patient
s with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Valgacel 450mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Valgacel 450mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients wi
th liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Valgacel 450mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Tenof 300mg Tablet, Entarica 0.5mg Tablet, Tenarica 300mg Tablet, Frithvir 0.5mg Tablet

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Valganciclovir, 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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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Valgacel 450mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Valganciclovir

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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