1mg, best e pharmacy in India




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

How it works

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

Common side effects

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

Available Medicine

  • ₹1215 to ₹1735
    Natco Pharma Ltd
    3 variant(s)
  • ₹1095 to ₹2025
    Abbott India Ltd
    3 variant(s)
  • ₹1687
    Roche Products India Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)
  • ₹1650 to ₹2651
    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
    2 variant(s)
  • ₹1752
    United Biotech Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)

Expert advice

  • 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



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


Is ganciclovir?
Yes, ganciclovir is dialyzabl


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

Show More

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


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


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


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.

Content on this page was last updated on 29 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)