Ganciclovir is an antiviral drug. It is used for the treatment of infections caused by viruses. Ganciclovir is used for the treatment of the symptoms of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection of the eyes in people whose immune system is not working fully.
This involves patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Ganciclovir will not cure this eye infection, but it might help to keep the symptoms from becoming worse. It is also used to help stop CMV infection in patients who receive organ or bone marrow transplants, as well as in patients with advanced human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
Ganciclovir might be used for other severe CMV infections as determined by your doctor. However, it does not work in treating specific viruses, like the common cold or the flu. This medicine might cause some severe side effects, including anaemia and other blood issues.
Before you start the treatment with ganciclovir, you and your doctor must talk about the good this medicine will do as well as the risks of using it. Ganciclovir should only be given by your doctor or under his supervision.
The product is available in the following dosing forms:
- Powder for Solution