valganciclovir


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valganciclovir

 [val″gan-si´klo-vir]
a prodrug of ganciclovir, used in treatment of cytomegalovirus infections in immunocompromised patients; administered orally as the hydrochloride salt.

valganciclovir

/val·gan·ci·clo·vir/ (val″gan-si´klo-vir) a prodrug of ganciclovir, used as the hydrochloride salt in the treatment of cytomegalovirus retinitis in patients with AIDS.

valganciclovir

[val′gan-si′klo-vir]
a prodrug of ganciclovir, used in treatment of cytomegalovirus infections in immunocompromised patients and administered orally as the hydrochloride salt.

valganciclovir

A pro-drug of GANCICLOVIR used to treat CYTOMEGALOVIRUS INFECTION especially with retinitis. A brand name is Valcyte.
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For instance, in case of Valganciclovir, its $100 million molecule, the number of players has more than doubled.
Nucleoside analogs also are used to treat CMV, specifically ganciclovir and valganciclovir (Smith, 2016).
Profilaxis con valganciclovir y trimetoprim sulfametoxazol (TMP-SMX).
s Exelon and for valganciclovir tablets USP, 450 mg, the generic equivalent to Valcyte (Hoffman-LaRoche Inc.
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In some cases, fulminant EBV hepatitis has been reported to be treated favorably with antiviral drugs such as ganciclovir and valganciclovir [13].
Antiviral drugs like ganciclovir (GCV), cidofovir (CDV), foscarnet (PFA) and more recent oral prodrug valganciclovir are anti-HCMV drugs approved for the treatment of HCMV-infected individuals [5-7].
She has a history of hypertensive renal failure with renal transplant 15 months before and was given prednisolone, valganciclovir, metoprolol, acetaminophen, mycophenolate mofetil and ranitidine.
5] Certain HIV specialists recommend the use of oral valganciclovir with intraocular ganciclovir implant for initial therapy (especially for patients with immediate site-threatening retinitis), but some experts recommend the use of oral valganciclovir alone for initial therapy mainly because of its ease of administration and lack of requirement for ophthalmologic surgery or placement of an indwelling catheter.
93-96) These individuals facing blindness, (97) pneumonia, (98) and possible death from an uncontrolled CMV infection are prescribed a drug like valganciclovir that is highly effective in controlling viral replication.
Cytomegalovirus prophylaxis using oral ganciclovir or valganciclovir in kidney and pancreas-kidney transplantation under antibody preconditioning.
Also, there are studies indicating symptom recession with ganciclovir and valganciclovir.