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Dr. Kevin Cassady
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Ganciclovir (Overview)

Ganciclovir is a CMV agent which is a kind of anti-viral drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


Dr. Kevin Cassady
295 doctors shared insights

Ganciclovir (Overview)

Ganciclovir is a CMV agent which is a kind of anti-viral drug (antibiotic and antimicrobial).


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Who can use ganciclovir?

Who can use ganciclovir?

Diagnosed w Herpes: Gancyclovir is specific for ocular herpes and you don't use it unless prescribed by an eye md. ...Read more

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I have a transplant kidney. My CMV test is positive. I used ganciclovir for 14 days, but what does it do?

I have a transplant kidney. My CMV test is positive. I used ganciclovir for 14 days, but what does it do?

Needs clarification: If your CMV antibody (IgG) test was (+), it indicates that you had a prior exposure to the virus but does not mean an active infection. In most renal transplant recipients, anti-viral medication is usually given to prevent CMV reactivation. If your blood PCR test was (+) for CMV, it indicates active presence of the virus in the blood and its tx requires ganciclovir(IV) or valganciclovir (oral). ...Read more

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Who can use ganciclovir?

Diagnosed w Herpes: Gancyclovir is specific for ocular herpes and you don't use it unless prescribed by an eye md. ...Read more

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What is the best laboratory test to monitor for ganciclovir toxicity?

What is the best laboratory test to monitor for ganciclovir toxicity?

Gangcyclovir is....: toxic to the kidneys and can suppress the bone marrow, blood work and kidney function are ways to follow up for toxicity. ...Read more

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What medicine is needed to stop the eye injection - is ganciclovir a good one?

What medicine is needed to stop the eye injection - is ganciclovir a good one?

Gancyclovir Herpes: Gancyclovir is very specific for ocular herpes. If your eyes are red see your eye md, now. ...Read more

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I have a transplant kidney. My CMV test is positive. I used ganciclovir for 14 days, but what does it do?

Needs clarification: If your CMV antibody (IgG) test was (+), it indicates that you had a prior exposure to the virus but does not mean an active infection. In most renal transplant recipients, anti-viral medication is usually given to prevent CMV reactivation. If your blood PCR test was (+) for CMV, it indicates active presence of the virus in the blood and its tx requires ganciclovir(IV) or valganciclovir (oral). ...Read more

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How common is bone marrow depletion when taking ganciclovir? Treating cmv

How common is bone marrow depletion when taking ganciclovir? Treating cmv

Ganciclovir: Fairly common, but depends upon the dosage and duration of therapy. Generally patients receiving this are followed with periodic cbcs to make sure that this potential complication is not becoming seriously threatening. Good luck. ...Read more

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What criteria is needed in order to stop the eye injection - gancyclovir/ganciclovir?

What criteria is needed in order to stop the eye injection - gancyclovir/ganciclovir?

Herpes: These medications are indicated in herpes injections, usually herpes zoster and simplex of the cornea or the retina- different presentations and different methods of drug delivery. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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