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Cytogan 250Mg Capsule

Manufacturer: Abbott India Ltd
Medicine composition: Ganciclovir
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 16, 2019

Cytogan 250Mg Capsule, is a prescription medication to treat Cytomegalovirus retinitis or CMV in short. CMV is a viral infection which is an inflammation in the retina of the eye in individuals with AIDS. This is also used for the prevention of CMV disease in transplant recipients at risk for CMV diseases. When used topically this medication can also be used as an eye drop.

This medicine should not be used if:

  • you are allergic, or you are diabetic or with liver conditions
  • one is lactating or pregnant, as it could cause birth defects at certain dose levels
  • Please inform your doctor about all medical conditions that you may be suffering from and any other medications that you are already taking especially zidovudine or didanosine for any drug interactions

It is a medicine that comes in three forms – Capsule, powder for injection and as an oral solution. The doctor will tell you which form would suit your condition best.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

The medication can treat the below provided problems:

  • Hypersensitivity

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • Diarrhoea

  • Decreased White Blood Cell Count

  • Influenza (Flu)

  • Depression

  • Headache

  • Eye Irritation

    Topical side effects
  • Blurred Vision

    Topical side effects
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medication is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult a doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Cytogan 250Mg Capsule , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of this medication, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

This medicine belongs to an antiviral agent that stops viral DNA replication by competitively inhibiting dATP, incorporating ganciclovir triphosphate into the DNA strand and replacing a number of adenosine bases. This destabilizes the DNA strand and prevents DNA synthesis.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    This medication interacts with the following medicines which include Probenecid, Didanosine, Other antiretrovirals, Imipenem- cilastatin and Zidovudine

Ques: What is Cytogan 250Mg Capsule?

Ans: This medication is a prescription medication to treat Cytomegalovirus retinitis or CMV in short.

Ques: How long do I need to use Cytogan 250Mg Capsule before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Cytogan 250Mg Capsule?

Ans: This medication should be taken in the dosage as prescribed by the doctor.

Ques: Should I use Cytogan 250Mg Capsule empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication should be taken after food in a prescribed dosage.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Cytogan 250Mg Capsule?

Ans: This medication should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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