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Valcyte is used in adults to prevent infection with cytomegalovirus (CMV) that may occur after an organ transplant (heart, kidney, or pancreas). This medicine is also indicated for the treatment of cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMV retinitis - a serious viral eye infection of the retina) in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
Cytomegalovirus (CMV; a herpes virus) is the most common type of virus found in people who have received solid organ transplants. In patients with a weakened immune system, CMV can cause an infection in the body’s organs. This can be life-threatening. Antiviral drug, such as Valganciclovir, belongs to a group of medicines that work directly to prevent the growth of viruses. In the body, Valganciclovir (Valcyte) 450 mg tablet is changed into ganciclovir. Ganciclovir inhibits viral DNA polymerases, thereby reducing the risk of CMV disease, death from CMV disease, and clinical disease caused by herpes simplex viruses & herpes zoster.
Valcyte is administered orally and should be taken with food. Always take this anti-viral medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist told you. Swallow tablets whole with a glass of water. Do not break or crush them.
Use in Adults - Treatment of CMV Retinitis in AIDS Patients
The usual dose of Valcyte is 900 mg (two 450mg tablets) taken TWICE a day for 21 days (three weeks). Do not take this dose for more than 21 days unless your doctor tells you to, as this may increase your risk of possible side effects.
Use in Adults - Prevention of CMV Disease in Transplantation Patients
You should start taking this medicine within 10 days after the transplant. The usual dose is 900 mg (two 450mg tablets) taken ONCE daily. You should continue with this dose for up to 100 days following your transplant. If you have received a kidney transplant, your doctor may advise you to take it for 200 days.
• Abdominal pain
• Rash, itching or hives on the skin
• Wheezing or difficulty breathing
• High blood pressure
• Store Valcyte (Roche Valganciclovir) at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F).
• Store it in the original container. The manufacturer's bottles are created to protect the medicine from light and moisture and are childproofed.
• Do not leave the medicine in a machine, near an oven/stove, or in any other place where it may be exposed to heat.
• Keep this antiviral medication out of the reach of children.
• Store tablets in a cool, dry place. Humidity can break your pills, making them less effective.
Drugssquare is an authorized retailer, exporter, and supplier of Valcyte Valganciclovir 450 mg tablets in USA (United States of America), UK (United Kingdom), Philippines, China, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Singapore, Australia, Canada, Nigeria, Hong Kong, France, Sweden, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, South Africa, Thailand, South Korea, Peru, Chile, Russia, Indonesia, and other countries. We put patients first. If you want to purchase Roche Valcyte 450 mg, place an order online with us today and we will deliver it directly to your door. Our specialty pharmacy strives to improve the lives of patients with cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection by providing generic antiviral drugs with huge discounts and special offers.
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