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    Valganciclovir

    Information about Valganciclovir

    Valganciclovir uses

    Valganciclovir is used in the treatment of eye infections by Herpes simplex virus.

    How valganciclovir works

    Valganciclovir is an antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of the virus in human cells. Thus stops the virus from producing new viruses.

    Common side effects of valganciclovir

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

    Available Medicine for Valganciclovir

    • ₹1304
      Cipla Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹956
      Panacea Biotec Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹4400
      Biocon
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹844
      Steadfast Medishield Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹980
      La Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹849
      RPG Life Sciences Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹942
      Cipla Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹865
      Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹3500
      Anthem Biopharma
      1 variant(s)
    • ₹1200 to ₹1800
      Jolly Healthcare
      2 variant(s)

    Expert advice for Valganciclovir

    • 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 Valganciclovir. 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 Valganciclovir 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.

    Frequently asked questions for Valganciclovir

    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
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    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

    Content on this page was last updated on 15 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)