Information about Ganciclovir

Ganciclovir Uses

Ganciclovir is used in the treatment of Cytomegalovirus Infection.

How Ganciclovir works

Ganciclovir 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.

Common side effects of Ganciclovir

Headache, Dizziness, Vomiting, Nausea, Fatigue, Increased liver enzymes, Fever, Stomach pain, Diarrhea, Skin rash, Injection site reaction
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Last updated:
03 Aug 2020 | 07:01 AM (UTC)

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Available Medicine for Ganciclovir

NatclovirNatco Pharma Ltd
1044 to ₹17353 variant(s)
VirsonAjanta Pharma Ltd
1321 variant(s)
GancigelEntod Pharmaceuticals Ltd
1231 variant(s)
SimplovirSunways India Pvt Ltd
631 variant(s)
ClyganIndoco Remedies Ltd
942 variant(s)
ClovirOptho Life Sciences Pvt Ltd
901 variant(s)
CymeveneRoche Products India Pvt Ltd
18721 variant(s)
1095 to ₹20253 variant(s)
GanguardSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
1650 to ₹26502 variant(s)
GatlevirGatle Healthcare Ltd
661 variant(s)

Frequently asked questions for Ganciclovir


Q. Is Ganciclovir effective?

Ganciclovir is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Ganciclovir too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. I feel better now, can I stop using Ganciclovir?

No, you should not stop using Ganciclovir suddenly without talking to your doctor. This is because your symptoms may worsen and your infection may return. Remember, your symptoms may improve and you may feel better before the infection is completely cleared. Stopping the medication too early could allow the spread of the infection and hence, prevent complete healing.

Q. In which conditions is the use of Ganciclovir avoided?

Use of Ganciclovir should be avoided in patients who are allergic to Ganciclovir or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy, or if you are using Ganciclovir for the first time, consult your doctor.

Q. What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Ganciclovir?

Keep Ganciclovir in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed. Store it according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Dispose off the unused medicine. Keep it away from children and other people to avoid any misuse.

Q. Is Ganciclovir safe?

Ganciclovir is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Use it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.


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