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Foscavir: Solution for injection (24mg)

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What is this Medicine?

FOSCARNET (fos KAR net) is an antiviral medicine. It is used to treat or prevent infections caused by certain kinds of viruses. Examples of these infections include herpes and cytomegalovirus (CMV).

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Foscavir 24mg/ml Solution for Injection

NDC: 000741183
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Herpes Simplex Virus Infection, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Disease Prophylaxis, Herpes Labialis, Herpes Genitalis, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Retinitis Prophylaxis

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Encephalitis, Progressive Outer Retinal Necrosis (PORN), Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) Infection, Cytomegalovirus (CMV)-associated Gastrointestinal Disease, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Pneumonitis, Herpes Zoster (shingles) Infection, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Retinitis

Foscavir 24mg/ml Solution for Injection

Reported Side Effects for Foscavir 24mg/ml Solution for Injection

Long Qt Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Breakdown Of Muscle Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Disease Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Erythema Multiforme Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
<26.2%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Pancytopenia Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Blistery Rash Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Blood In The Urine Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Diabetes Insipidus Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Dehydration Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Stevens-Johnson Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vesicular Rash Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
SIADH Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Suddenly Stopped Heart Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Coma Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Lyell'S Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Dry Mouth Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Flu Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Melena Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Cramps Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Difficulty Swallowing Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inflamed Pancreas Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Collapsed Lung Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Nighttime Urination Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shaking Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rash With Pustules Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Enlarged Lymph Nodes Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loss Of Memory Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Unable To Speak Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Injection Site Reaction Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Incoordination Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Breathing Difficulties Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Chest Pain Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Conjunctivitis Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Coughing Up Blood Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hallucinations Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Metallic Taste Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Redness Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Flushing Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Dandruff Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Gas Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Skin Discoloration Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Swelling Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Skin Ulcer Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
ST-T Wave Changes Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Blood Clot Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Yeast Infection Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Heart Block Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Angioedema Incidence:
>1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Weight Loss Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Distressed Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Mouth Ulcers Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Sinus Infection Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Itching Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Sore Throat Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Eye Pain Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Muscle Pain Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Brain Infection Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Low Blood Sodium Levels Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Kidney Failure Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Rhinitis Incidence:
1.0-5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Hypoesthesia Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Paresthesias Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Feeling Sick Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Skin Rash Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Depression Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Cough Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Nervousness Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Nerve Pain Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Confusion Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Diaphoresis Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Lightheadedness Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Phosphate Levels Incidence:
6.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Convulsions Incidence:
7.0-10.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Phosphate Level Incidence:
8.0-26.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Anemia Incidence:
8.0-33.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Calcium Levels Incidence:
15.0-30.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Magnesium Levels Incidence:
>15.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cells Incidence:
15.9-28.4%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Potassium Levels Incidence:
16.0-48.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
26.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
26.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
30.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
47.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
65.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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