What is Valgan 450 mg Tablet?
Valgan 450 mg Tablet contains the active constituents called Valganciclovir. It is used to treat viral infections such as Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections. It is an infection of the retina of the eye in patients with Acquired Immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). It is transformed into ganciclovir after entering the body, which acts to fight viral infections. This infection leads to vision problems and blindness.
What Valganciclovir drug is used for?
Valganciclovir is sold under the brand name Valcyte. It is manufactured in India by Cipla Limited. Valganciclovir belongs to a class of medicines used to prevent the growth of viruses. It acts against a virus called cytomegalovirus or CMV (a type of herpes virus). It prevents the virus from growing and multiplying in the body. CMV causes infections in people with poor immunity. Poor immunity can be caused by HIV or AIDS or by medications taken after an organ transplant. It is used to treat eye infections (known as retinitis) in AIDS patients. It is not a cure for CMV eye infections. But it can help to control the infection. This drug is used in children who are 4 months old to 16 years old to prevent eye infections after a transplant.
What is Cytomegalovirus and how it occurs?
Cytomegalovirus (CMV) is a common virus that is part of the family of herpes viruses. It infects most people at some point in their lives. It can be spread to children through body fluids like saliva, tears, urine, blood, and even breast milk. It is often transmitted during diaper changes while bathing and in close contact. Teenagers and adults transmit the virus during close contact such as kissing and sexual intercourse. Cytomegalovirus is responsible for the common congenital (present at birth) infection. Infants can contract these infections from their infected mothers, before birth, and during delivery, if the mother’s genital tract is infected.
Symptoms of Cytomegalovirus may include:
Valgan 450 mg Tablet should be taken with food. Take this tablet 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.
Benefit of Valgan 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. Valgan 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 Valgan 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 Valgan 450 mg Tablet?
Valgan 450 mg Tablet should be taken with food. Take this tablet 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 medicine so let your doctor know all medication you are using during the treatment.
How does a Valgan 450 mg Tablet work?
Valgan 450 mg Tablet is metabolized by the body into an active antiviral medication called ganciclovir. It stops an enzyme called DNA polymerase. Without this enzyme, the virus can’t duplicate itself.