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Valcyte

valGANciclovir
Valganciclovir is an antiviral drug. It works by preventing viral cells from multiplying in your body. Valganciclovir is used Valganciclovir is used Valganciclovir Valganciclovir may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
valGANciclovir
DRUG TYPE
purine nucleosides

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Do not use if you are pregnant. Valganciclovir can cause birth defects. Tell your doctor right away if a pregnancy occurs while either the mother or the father is using this medicine.

Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy, whether you are a man or a woman. Keep using birth control for at least 30 days after your last dose of valganciclovir if you are a woman, or for at least 90 days after your last dose if you are a man.

Call your doctor right away if you have signs of infection such as: fever, chills, tiredness, flu symptoms, mouth sores, skin sores, pale skin, easy bruising, unusual bleeding, shortness of breath, or feeling light-headed.

Valganciclovir (Valcyte) and ganciclovir (Cytovene) must never be taken together.

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Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Valcyte tablet 450 mg
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
ValGANciclovir Hydrochloride tablet 450 mg