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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).


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 definition or description of: DHPG (ganciclovir) allergy?

What is the definition or description of: DHPG (ganciclovir) allergy?

DHPG allergy: DHPG (ganciclovir) is an antiviral medicine. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://medlineplus. Gov/druginfo/meds/a605011.html ...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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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 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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How does ganciclovir ophthalmic gel 0.15 % w/w help for any trouble in eyes? Thank you.

How does ganciclovir ophthalmic gel 0.15 % w/w help for any trouble in eyes? Thank you.

Gancyclovir gel: Is used to treat herpes eye infections. It is typically used 5 times daily during the initial phases of treatment, then reduced to three times daily based on the response. This should all be decided upon by your ophthalmologist. ...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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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

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Is Bausch + Lomb Zirgan (ganciclovir ophthalmic gel) eye drops usually used to treat Shingles (herpes zoster) in the eye?

Is Bausch + Lomb Zirgan (ganciclovir ophthalmic gel) eye drops usually used to treat Shingles (herpes zoster) in the eye?

Herpes zoster tx: The standard approach to herpes zoster opthalmicus is to treat with antiviral therapy using a systemic drug like acyclovir, valacyclovir or famciclovir. However, gangciclovir ophthalmic gel is still indicated for treatment of herpes zoster opthalmicus. Treatment depends on the symptoms, because if there are systemic shingles symptoms present, a systemic antiviral should be started. ...Read more

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