What is Valchek 450 mg Tablet?
Valchek 450 mg Tablet with other medicines prevents your body from rejecting a new organ such as a liver, kidney, or heart after a transplant. It contains active constituents called Valganciclovir. It belongs to a class of drugs known as immunosuppressants. It works to weaken your body’s immune system, so it does not attack the new organ. It is also used to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in people who have acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
What Valganciclovir drug is used for?
Valganciclovir is sold under the brand name Valcyte. It is manufactured in India by La Renon Healthcare Private Limited. Valganciclovir belongs to a group of medicines known as antivirals. It is used to treat a viral eye infection called cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis for people with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It can also be used to prevent CMV disease in people who have received a solid organ transplant and are at risk of the condition. It works to slow the growth of the CMV virus that causes the infection.
What is Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and how does it spread?
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a very common virus in the herpes virus family. Almost half of the people have been infected with CMV by young adulthood and up to 80% by 40 years of age. CMV remains in a person’s system for years, but the person remains well and knows nothing about it. People with weak immune systems reactivate the virus in the body. The virus spread through sexual and nonsexual contact with body secretions. Infected people may get CMV through urine and saliva. The fetus may acquire the infection during the pregnancy. It may develop in people who receive a transfusion of infected blood or an infected organ transplant.
Symptoms of Cytomegalovirus may include:
Some people have no symptoms but others have symptoms like:
The amount of Valchek 450 mg Tablet you take and how often you take it depends on the type of your body’s weight and medical conditions. You should take it with your food. Take it once or twice a day. Take Valchek at the same time every day. Before taking medicine consult your doctor. Dose and duration will be decided by the necessity and need of the patient. It depends on the treatment and may change from time to time. You should take medicine as per your doctor’s advice. This medicine is strictly not recommended for children, pregnant women, and breastfeeding mothers. It takes some weeks and months to get a better result. Do not stop taking the medicine before your doctor’s advice.
The common side effects of this medicine include fever, diarrhea, vomiting, anemia, low white blood cell, and low platelet level. Inform your doctor if these side effects remain for a long time. Your doctor should prevent and give relief from these side effects. You may feel better.
The benefit of Valchek 450 mg Tablet
- In the treatment of Cytomegalovirus infection
Cytomegalovirus is a common virus infection that may have no symptoms at all or may have symptoms like fever and fatigue. Severe infection may show symptoms involving the eyes, brain, or other internal organs. The virus is spread through sexual and nonsexual contact with body fluids in people who have a weak immune system or those who have undergone a transplant. Valchek 450 mg Tablet helps to prevent the multiplication of the infection-causing virus and treats the infection. Take your dose on a scheduled basis unless your doctor does not tell you.
Side effects of Valchek 450 mg Tablet
Here are Some major and minor side effects of this medicine. But not all side effects need a doctor’s attention. If you observe any side effects become serious, You may consult your doctor.
Some of the common side effects of this medicine include:
Shortness of breath
Abdominal and stomach pain
Nausea and vomiting
Swelling of legs
Decreased urine output
How to take a Valchek 450 mg Tablet?
The amount of Valchek 450 mg Tablet you take and how often you take it depends on the type of your body’s weight and medical conditions. You should take it with your food. Take it once or twice a day. Take Valchek at the same time every day. Always take this medicine as per your doctor’s consultation. Dose and duration will decide your doctor. You are not allowed to crush, chew and break the medicine. Swallow it as a whole. Drink plenty of water. Do not miss the dose. If you miss a dose skip the missed dose and follow your schedule regularly on the next day. Do not double the dose. Take medicine every day on time as prescribed by your doctor. Much other medicine can affect this, so let your doctor know all the medication you are using during the treatment.
How does a Valchek 450 mg Tablet work?
Valchek 450 mg Tablet is an antiviral medication. It prevents the spreading and multiplication of viruses in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.