Cidofovir
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Cidofovir?

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• This medicine is used to treat a viral infection of the eyes.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• Be careful about taking vaccinations while you are receiving this medicine.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• To protect against sexually-transmitted diseases, use a latex condom.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy in HIV disease.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Anemia.

• Headache.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Diarrhea.

• Hair loss. Hair usually grows back when medicine is stopped.

• Worsening kidney function can rarely occur.

• Low white blood cell count can rarely occur.

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