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Often used for:
Infections caused by cytomegalovirus
Ganciclovir 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. Ganciclovir may also be used to treat a viral infection of the eye.
Patients receiving ganciclovir will have regular blood draws to check blood counts and monitor liver and kidney function.
May be given as a liquid into a vein by IV
May be given into the eye as eye drops
Not all patients who take ganciclovir 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.