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Often used for:
Infections caused by cytomegalovirus
Cidofovir is an antiviral medication. It works to control illness due to cytomegalovirus (CMV) in patients with a weakened immune system. Symptoms of CMV infection include fever, fatigue, and sore throat. Cidofovir may also be used to treat a viral infection of the eye.
Patients receiving cidofovir may be given IV fluids and a medicine called probenecid to reduce side effects and help prevent kidney problems.
Patients will have regular tests including blood draws and urine tests to check blood counts and monitor liver and kidney function. Patients may also have tests to monitor vision and eye health.
Given as a liquid into a vein by IV
Not all patients who take cidofovir will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.