Valgan Tablet
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Valgan Tablet

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Introduction

Valgan Tablet is used to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection of the retina (retinitis) in adult patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It is also used for the prevention of CMV infection in patients who have received an organ transplant from a CMV-infected donor.

Valgan Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It should be taken with food. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose. You should drink plenty of water while on treatment with this medicine as it helps to prevent dehydration and kidney damage.

It may lead to a few common side effects like fever, diarrhea, vomiting, anemia, low white blood cell, and low platelet level. Inform your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Uses of Valgan Tablet

  • Cytomegalovirus Infection

Side effects of Valgan Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Valgan

  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Anemia (low number of red blood cells)
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • Low blood platelets

How to use Valgan Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Valgan Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Valgan Tablet works

Valgan Tablet is an antiviral medication. It prevents the multiplication of virus in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.

Safety Advice

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Valgan Tablet. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Valgan Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breastfeeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Valgan Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.

Driving

UNSAFE
Valgan Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.

Kidney

CAUTION
Valgan Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Valgan Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Liver

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Valgan Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Valgan Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Valgan Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Valgan Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.