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Valganciclovir

Valganciclovir Information

Valganciclovir Benefits & Uses

Valganciclovir is used to treat the following -

Valganciclovir Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Valganciclovir

Valganciclovir

Valganciclovir Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Valganciclovir is used -

  1. Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)
  2. Diarrhoea
  3. Anemia Severe
  4. Peripheral Neuropathy
  5. Constipation Moderate
  6. Insomnia Mild
  7. Abdominal Pain Mild
  8. Headache Mild
  9. Infection
  10. Pharyngitis
  11. Chills
  12. Influenza like symptoms

Valganciclovir Related Warnings

Is the use of Valganciclovir safe for pregnant women?

Valganciclovir should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

Severe

Is the use of Valganciclovir safe during breastfeeding?

Valganciclovir should not be taken without taking your doctor's advice, as it may have severe side effects on breastfeeding women.

Severe

What is the effect of Valganciclovir on the Kidneys?

Valganciclovir may have mild side effects on the kidneys.

Mild

What is the effect of Valganciclovir on the Liver?

Valganciclovir is completely safe for the liver.

Safe

What is the effect of Valganciclovir on the Heart?

Valganciclovir is not harmful for the heart.

Safe

Severe Interaction of Valganciclovir with Other Drugs

Valganciclovir should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Abacavir,Lamivudine

    Zidovudine

    Cisplatin

    Valganciclovir Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Valganciclovir unless your doctor advises you to do so -

    1. Kidney Disease
    2. Anemia
    3. Dehydration

    Frequently asked Questions about Valganciclovir

    Is this Valganciclovir habit forming or addictive?

    Forming a habit of Valganciclovir has not been reported.

    No

    Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    After taking Valganciclovir you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.

    Dangerous

    Is it safe?

    Valganciclovir should be used only after doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    No, Valganciclovir is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

    Valganciclovir Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Valganciclovir

    When consumed with certain foods, Valganciclovir may take longer to have an effect. Contact your doctor about this.

    Mild

    Interaction between Alcohol and Valganciclovir

    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Valganciclovir and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    Unknown
    This medicine data has been created by -
    Dr. Md Saadullah
    M.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience
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    Dr. Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    2 Years of Experience
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    References

    1. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1241-1242
    2. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Valcyte (valganciclovir hydrochloride)