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My daughter has CMV and takes valcyte, (valganciclovir) her blood count is currently 495. Why is that? Is she going to get sick?
Cmv: Valgancyclovir is only indicted for treatment of CMV infection in HIV disease patients or in those who have had an organ transplant or are immunosuppressed for some other reason. Have no idea what blood count you are referring to and this question is best addressed to your daughter's doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
4 month new kidney transplant. Can i take ( coq10 / lcitrulline /ltaurine / safely ?
my meds = Astagraf XL 4mg / myfortic 360mg / valcyte (valganciclovir) 460 mg daily
Am off valcyte (valganciclovir) and am experiencing side effects of halos peripheral flashes. Have applied for patient assist program from genentech will effects clear?
Valgancyclovir: If the symptoms you are having are actually due to valgancyclovir they should clear in a relatively short time, but some people may be left with problems. Try calling hoffman laroche : 1-800-433-6676. ...Read more
My daughter was born with CMV the virus was only 200% at 3months old in the blood count. Will she be able normal? Takes Valcyte (valganciclovir) n now blood count 495
Hard to be sure: When mom has her first ever CMV infection in pregnancy, the outcome is very time sensitive.The earlier in pregnancy the more likely to have serious impact. Later in pregnancy it has less effect and worries focus on hearing damage.Your numbers under treatment looks good & you are doing all you can.I would enroll in an early childhood intervention plan and monitor hearing every few months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
So call your doc: This is the HT public information site.We are thousands of volunteer docs based primarily in the US who answer medical questions.We do not offer treatments. State medical boards require a physician/patient relationship,a retrievable record,recent exam with vital signs for prescribing.Failure to do so can lead to loss or restriction of license. It may seem minor to you but it is not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isnt good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more