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Antiviral Valcyte® Adult

Valganciclovir - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Valganciclovir cause?

  • Nausea, Vomiting 
    • Take with food to reduce the  this side effect
  • Diarrhoea
    • Avoid oily or spicy food, dairy products and caffeine. Be well hydrated
  • Headache 
  • Weight loss, decrease in appetite
  • May affect fertility in males and females
  • Tiredness

Before taking Valganciclovir , what precautions must I follow?

Inform your healthcare professional if: 

  • You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication
  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding
  • For female patients, a pregnancy test may be required  before starting the medication.Consult your doctor immediately if you are pregnant while taking this medication. Effective birth control should be used during the entire treatment course and continued for at least another 30 days after the final dose.
  • You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies. 
  • You have medical conditions such as kidney disease, blood or bleeding problems
  • For male patients, use a condom during the entire treatment course and for another 90 days after the final dose.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Valganciclovir ?

  • Updated on 7/31/2022 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department Sengkang General Hospital
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