How often do you use ganciclovir?

Adults and teenagers—1000 milligrams (mg) three times a day with food; or 500 mg six times a day, every three hours with food, during waking hours. Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

What are the side effects of ophthalmic antiviral medications?

Side Effects

  • Eye pain or sting.
  • painful irritation of the clear front part of the eye.
  • redness, itching, pain, swelling, or other irritation of the eye.

How do you apply ganciclovir eye gel?

How to use Ganciclovir Gel. Apply this medication to the affected eye as directed by your doctor, usually 5 times a day (about every 3 hours while awake) until the eye has healed, and then 3 times a day for 7 more days. To apply eye medication, wash your hands first.

What are the side effects of ganciclovir?

Ganciclovir may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • nausea.
  • vomiting.
  • diarrhea.
  • constipation.
  • stomach pain.
  • belching.
  • loss of appetite.
  • changes in ability to taste food.

How do you use ganciclovir gel?

How should this medicine be used? Ganciclovir ophthalmic comes as a gel to apply to the eyes. It is usually applied as one drop to the affected eye(s) five times a day (about every 3 hours while awake) until the eye(s) heal. Then apply one drop 3 times a day into the affected eye(s) for another 7 days.

What is the purpose of ganciclovir?

Ganciclovir capsules are used to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis (eye infection that can cause blindness) in people whose immune system is not working normally. Ganciclovir capsules are used to treat CMV retinitis after the condition has been controlled by intravenous (injected into a vein) ganciclovir.

Is ganciclovir an antibiotic?

Cytovene (ganciclovir) is an antiviral drug used to treat and prevent infections caused by cytomegalovirus.

Is ganciclovir a hazardous drug?

Ganciclovir can pose a health hazard to caregivers. All caregivers should take safety precautions while giving this drug. For 48 hours after this drug is given, the patient’s body fluids can contain the drug.

How do you apply eye gel?

Apply the eye cream around your orbital bone, starting from the inner corner of your eye, working your way towards the outer corner.