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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.
SALT INFORMATION FOR VALSTEAD
How it works
Common side effects
COMMON DOSAGE FOR VALSTEAD 450 MG TABLET
Patients taking VALSTEAD 450 MG TABLET
- 63%Once A Day
- 19%Alternate Day
- 19%Twice A Day
SUBSTITUTES FOR VALSTEAD
- VALGAN 450 MG TABLET(4 tablets in strip)Cipla LtdRs. 296.38/tabletRs. 1185.50save 24% more per tablet
- VAGACYTE 450 MG TABLET(2 tablets in strip)Panacea Biotec LtdRs. 478.24/tabletRs. 956.47pay 22% more per tablet
- CYMGAL 450 MG TABLET(10 tablets in strip)BioconRs. 440/tabletRs. 4400pay 13% more per tablet
- CMVEE 450MG TABLET(2 tablets in strip)RPG Life Sciences LtdRs. 424.69/tabletRs. 849.37pay 9% more per tablet
- VALCEPT 450 MG TABLET(10 tablets in strip)Cipla LtdRs. 94.23/tabletRs. 942.31save 76% more per tablet
Expert advice FOR VALSTEAD
- Special care should be taken in patients who have hematological cytopenia (deficiency in cellular elements in circulating blood) or history of drug-related hematological cytopenia and in patients receiving radiotherapy or hemodialysis.
- Seek medical advice from your doctor while taking valganciclovir as it has potential to cause birth defects, cancers, temporary or permanent failure of sperm production.
- Valganciclovir may reduce the blood cell count. Do not start the treatment until neutrophil count is >500 cells/?l, platelet count >25000/?l, or hemoglobin level >8 g/dl.
- Females of child bearing potential should use effective contraception while on valganciclovir therapy.
- Males should practice barrier contraception during treatment for ?90 days and thereafter unless it is sure that the female partner is not at risk of pregnancy.
- Tell your doctor if you are taking imipenem-cilastatin, as it may cause fits if taken concomitantly.
- Do not take didanosine, zidovudine, mycophenolate mofetil, mycophenolic acid, or probenecid while taking valganciclovir as it may worsen the side effects.
- You may be monitored with complete blood counts and platelet counts tests at regular intervals during valganciclovir treatment.
- Do not drive or operate machinery as valganciclovir may make you drowsy, dizzy, unsteady, confused, less alert, or cause seizures.
Frequently asked questions FOR VALSTEAD
Q. Is valganciclovir cytotoxic?
No, valganciclovir is not cytotoxic
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. 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
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.