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Foscarnet Sodium

Foscarnet Sodium
Foscarnet is an antiviral medicine that prevents certain viruses from multiplying in your body. Foscarnet is used to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in people with AIDS. Foscarnet is also used to treat herpes simplex virus (HSV) in people with a weak immune system. Foscarnet is usually given for HSV after other antiviral medications have been tried without successful treatment. Foscarnet may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
Foscarnet Sodium
DRUG TYPE
Viral Infections

Frequently Asked Questions

Foscarnet can harm your kidneys. This effect is increased when you also use certain other medicines, including: antivirals, chemotherapy, injected antibiotics, medicine for bowel disorders, medicine to prevent organ transplant rejection, injectable osteoporosis medication, and some pain or arthritis medicines (including aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, and Aleve).

Your kidney function and electrolytes (potassium, sodium, magnesium, phosphorus) will need to be tested often.

Injecting foscarnet too fast can cause dangerous or unwanted side effects.

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