An antiviral drug, Valgan 450mg Tablet is given to adults to treat CMV infection of the eye and also CMV infection that occurs post organ transplant surgery. It functions by stopping the multiplication of viral cells in the body.
Notify your doctor as soon as possible on experiencing any allergic reaction that causes you pain and discomfort. Common side effects include seizures, skin paleness, fatigue, fever, chills, abnormal bleeding, pain when swallowing, swelling, lightheadedness, breathlessness, dry cough, weight loss, kidney disorders, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, sore throat, difficulty urinating, tremors, high blood pressure and irregular heartbeat.
Avoid using this medication if you are allergic to it. Before using this medication notify your doctor if you have kidney or blood cell disorder, you are taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs, you are allergic to any food or medicine or substance, you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant or are nursing a baby.
The usual dose in adults for treating CMV retinitis is 900 mg orally twice per day for a period of 21 days. The dosage for this medication needs to be fixed by the doctor based on your age, medical history and condition.
Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a HIV Specialist before using this medicine.
Eye Infections By Herpes Simplex Virus
Decreased White Blood Cell Count
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose of Valganciclovir, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
This medication behaves as a prodrug, the active constituent of this medicine exists as a combination of two diastereomers. After administration, in the presence of hepatic and intestinal enzymes get converted rapidly into ganciclovir.