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Composition FOR VIRSON

Ganciclovir(1.5mg/1g)

food interaction for VIRSON

alcohol interaction for VIRSON

pregnancy interaction for VIRSON

lactation interaction for VIRSON

medicine interaction for VIRSON

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
No interaction found
No interaction found
Virson gel 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Virson gel is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
UNSAFE
No interaction found

SALT INFORMATION FOR VIRSON

Ganciclovir(1.5mg/1g)

Uses

Virson gel is used in the treatment of eye infections by herpes simplex virus

How it works

Virson gel prevents the multiplication of the virus in human cells. Thus stops the virus from producing new viruses.

Common side effects

Headache, Anemia, Breathing difficulty, Diarrhoea, Reduced blood platelets, Sepsis, Cellulitis, Urinary tract infection, Oral fungal infection, Convulsion, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Dizziness, Paresthesia (tingling or pricking sensation), Decreased appetite, Numbness, Weight loss, Neuropathy, Loss of appetite, Decreased blood cells (red cells, white cells, and platelets), Altered taste, Decreased white blood cell count

COMMON DOSAGE FOR VIRSON GEL

Patients taking VIRSON GEL

  • 64%
    Once A Day
  • 21%
    Thrice A Day
  • 7%
    Four Times A Day
  • 7%
    Twice A Day

SUBSTITUTES FOR VIRSON

No substitutes found

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Expert advice FOR VIRSON

  • Ganciclovir should be preferably taken with food.
  • Ganciclovir is not recommended in children.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery if you experience visual disturbances due to instillation in eyes, or if you experience convulsion, sedation, dizziness, ataxia and/or confusion.
  • Your blood cell counts should be monitored while on treatment with ganciclovir especially if you have kidney disorders.
  • Do not take ganciclovir along with imipenem-cilastatin as it may cause seizures (fits).

Frequently asked questions FOR VIRSON

Ganciclovir

Q.

Is ganciclovir a vesicant/ antibiotic?
No, ganciclovir is not a vesicant/ an antibiotic

Q.

Is ganciclovir?
Yes, ganciclovir is dialyzabl

Q.

Is ganciclovir a chemotherapy drug?
Yes, ganciclovir is a chemotherapy used for the treatment of viral infections. Do not confuse it with chemotherapy or chemo drugs used for the treatment of cancer

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Q.

Is ganciclovir nephrotoxic?
Yes, ganciclovir is known to have nephrotoxicity (toxic to kidneys)

Q.

Is ganciclovir a protease inhibitor?
No, ganciclovir is not a protease inhibitor; it belongs to synthetic nucleoside analogues class of antivirals

Q.

Does ganciclovir cover hsv (hepes simplex virus)?
Yes, ganciclovir may be used to treat hsv (hepes simplex virus)

Q.

How does ganciclovir cause myelosuppression?
Ganciclovir is directly toxic to colony forming stem cells inside bone marrow which is responsible for RBCs, WBCs and platelets formation, thereby causing myelosuppression.

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Content on this page was last updated on 03 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)