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Valcyte tablet 450 mg 60’s

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Valcyte tablet contains Valganciclovir | belongs to DNA polymerase inhibitor prodrug

How it works

Valcyte tablet 450 mg 60’s works by preventing the spread of CMV disease or slowing the growth of CMV.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Valcyte tablet 450 mg 60’s

  • Chills severe
  • Headache severe
  • Shortness of breath severe
  • Diarrhea severe
  • Abdominal and stomach pain severe
  • Nausea and Vomiting severe
  • Back pain
  • Seizures
  • Swelling of legs
  • Itching
  • Decreased urine output

Uses of Valcyte tablet 450 mg 60’s

What is it prescribed for?

  • Cytomegalovirus Retinitis

    This medicine is used in the treatment of Cytomegalovirus Retinitis in adults with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

  • Cytomegalovirus Prophylaxis

    This medicine is used in the prevention of Cytomegalovirus infection in patients undergoing an organ transplantation.

Concerns

Frequently asked questions

  • Onset of action

    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its effect is not clinically established.

  • Duration of Effect

    The time until which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.

  • Safe with Alchohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported.

  • Usage in pregnancy?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women except in life-threatening conditions. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Usage while breast-feeding?

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the medicine or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition.

When not to use?

  • Allergy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Valcyte tablet 450 mg 60’s or ganciclovir or any other medicines of the same class.

  • Hemodialysis

    This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe kidney disease and in patients who are undergoing hemodialysis.

Warnings

Warnings for special population
  • Pregnancy

    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women except in life-threatening conditions. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before taking this medicine.

  • Breast-feeding

    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the medicine or to discontinue breastfeeding based on your clinical condition.

General Warnings
  • Impairment of Fertility

    This medicine should be used with caution due to the increased risk of impairment of fertility in both men and women. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient. Do not stop the use of any medicine without consulting your doctor.

Dosage

  • Missed Dose

    If a dose of Valcyte tablet 450 mg 60’s is missed, take the dose as soon as you remember it. If it is almost the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one.

  • Overdose

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

Interactions

Interaction with Medicines
  • Infliximab severe
  • Trimethoprim
  • Zidovudine severe
  • Didanosine moderate
Disease interactions
  • severe

    This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of blood disorders due to the increased risk of worsening of the condition. Close monitoring of blood cell counts is necessary while receiving treatment with this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

General Instructions

Take This medicine exactly as instructed by the doctor. Do not take larger amounts than prescribed. Ensure that the course of treatment is completed. Report any adverse effects to the doctor on priority. Do not stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor.

Other details

  • To be taken with food
  • To be taken as instructed by doctor
  • Does not cause sleepiness

References

Additional Information:

what are the adverse effects of Valcyte tablet 450 mg 60’s?

Diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, constipation, flatulence, dysphagia, hepatic dysfunction, dyspnoea, chest pain, cough, headache, insomnia, convulsions, dizziness, neuropathy, depression, anxiety, confusion, abnormal thinking, fatigue, weight loss, anorexia, infection, fever, night sweats, anaemia, leucopenia, thrombocytopenia, pancytopenia, renal impairment, myalgia, arthralgia; macular oedema, retinal detachment, vitreous floaters, eye pain, ear pain, taste disturbance, dermatitis, pruritus injection-site reactions, less commonly mouth ulcers, pancreatitis, arrhythmias, hypotension, anaphylactic reactions, psychosis, tremor, male infertility, haematuria, disturbances in hearing and vision and alopecia. Blood dyscrasias, night sweats, vitreous floaters, conjunctivitis, ear pain, mouth ulceration.

What happens if I miss a dose of Valcyte tablet 450 mg 60’s?

CMV retinitis: Adults: Induction, 900 mg twice daily for 21 days then 900 mg once daily; induction regimen may be repeated if retinitis progress.
Prevention of cytomegalovirus disease following solid organ transplantation: (Starting within 10 days of transplantation), Adults: 900 mg once daily for 100 days.
Children: Not recommended.

One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Valcyte tablet 450 mg 60’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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