Ganciclovir (Systemic)
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

What is Ganciclovir (Systemic)?

(gan SYE kloe veer)

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

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

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

• Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor).

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Use birth control that you can trust to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine and for 3 months after receiving this medicine.

• If you are a male and sexually active, protect your partner from pregnancy during treatment and for 3 months after treatment ends. Use birth control that you can trust.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard,...