What is Ganciclovir?
Ganciclovir Capsule is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Cytomegalovirus Infections, Aids, Inflammation Of The Cornea Of The Eye, Herpes Virus, Patients Undergoing Transplant For Prevention Of Cmv Retinitis and other conditions.
Ganciclovir Capsule contains Ganciclovir as an active ingredient.
Ganciclovir Capsule works by blocking the viral DNA replication.
Detailed information related to Ganciclovir Capsule uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.
Ganciclovir Capsule Uses
Ganciclovir Capsule is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- Cytomegalovirus Infections
- Inflammation Of The Cornea Of The Eye
- Herpes VirusV
- Patients Undergoing Transplant For Prevention Of Cmv Retinitis
Ganciclovir Capsule Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
Ganciclovir Capsule improves the patient condition by performing the following functions:
- Blocking the viral DNA replication.
Ganciclovir Capsule Composition and Active Ingredients
Ganciclovir Capsule is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.
Ganciclovir Capsule Side-effects
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Ganciclovir Capsule. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
- Back Pain
- Joint Pain
- Distortion Of The Sense Of Taste
- Abnormal Hepatic Function
- Skin Itching
Ganciclovir Capsule Precautions & How to Use
Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
- Do not drive or operate machinery
- Do not take ganciclovir along with imipenem-cilastatin
- Monitor blood cell counts during treatment with ganciclovir especially if you have kidney disorders
- Take this drug with food