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Valganciclovir: Oral tablet (450mg)

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Valganciclovir 450mg Tablet
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Valganciclovir 450mg Tablet
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Valganciclovir 450mg Tablet
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Valganciclovir 450mg Tablet
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Valganciclovir 450mg Tablet

What is this Medicine?

VALGANCICLOVIR (val gan SYE kloh veer) is an antiviral medicine. It is used to treat or prevent infections caused by certain kinds of viruses. It is commonly used to treat and prevent cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections of the eye and body.

Similar Brand Name Drugs : Valcyte: Oral tablet (450mg)
CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Valganciclovir: Oral tablet(450mg)
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*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
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Valganciclovir 450mg Tablet

NDC: 006036330
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Disease Prophylaxis, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Retinitis Prophylaxis, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Retinitis

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Human Herpesvirus 8 (HHV-8) Infection, Multicentric Castleman's Disease (MCD), Human Herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) Infection, Cytomegalovirus (CMV)-associated Gastrointestinal Disease

Storage Information
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Valganciclovir 450mg Tablet

Reported Side Effects for Valganciclovir 450mg Tablet

Severe Allergy Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: RAPID
Anemia Incidence:
1.0-31.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
1.0-22.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Vomiting Incidence:
3.0-21.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low White Blood Cells Incidence:
3.0-19.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
7.0-20.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Paresthesias Incidence:
8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
8.0-30.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nerve Pain Incidence:
9.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
9.0-22.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
12.0-31.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Shaking Incidence:
12.0-28.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
High Blood Pressure Incidence:
13.0-18.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Retinal Detachment Incidence:
15.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Pain Incidence:
15.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Loose Stools Incidence:
16.0-41.0%*
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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