What is Valocon 450 mg Tablet?
Valocon is an antiviral drug. It changes your body to an active form of the drug called Valganciclovir. It is used to prevent disease caused by a virus called cytomegalovirus (CMV) in people who have received organ transplants. CMV disease can lead to serious infections in the body, including infections in the body including infection in the eye, called CMV retinitis, which causes blindness. It works to slow the growth of the CMV virus. It helps to prevent the spread of infection to other areas of the body. It is used to treat CMV retinitis in people with advanced HIV disease (AIDS).
What is the use of the Valganciclovir drug?
Valganciclovir is sold under the brand name Valcyte. It is manufactured in India by Concord Biotech Limited. Valganciclovir is an antiviral drug. It is changed in the body to the active form of the drug called ganciclovir. It is used to prevent disease caused by a virus called cytomegalovirus (CMV) in people who have received organ transplants. CMV disease can lead to serious infections in the body, including an infection in the eye, called CMV retinitis. It can cause blindness. It works to slow the growth of the CMV virus. It helps to prevent the spread of infection to other areas of the body. This medication helps to control CMV retinitis and decreases the risk of blindness.
What are Cytomegalovirus and its complications?
Cytomegalovirus is a common virus found in people of all ages. The virus generally does not cause problems for those with healthy, functioning immune systems, it can have serious consequences for immunosuppressant people such as transplant patients or those possessing an immature immune system like unborn babies. It is spread through organ transplantation. Some 20%- 60% of organ transplant recipients develop a symptomatic CMV infection. Patients can be infected through a donor or the virus can be reactivated if previously present. There is a 1 in 3 chance of an unborn child getting this infection from their mother. It causes complications such as hearing loss, eye blindness, and neurodevelopmental disabilities.
Symptoms of Cytomegalovirus may include:
Shortness of breath
Take Valocon 450 mg Tablet by mouth with food usually 1 to 2 times a day. It comes in a capsule, tablet, or liquid form. Take it around 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 Valocon 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. Valocon 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 Valocon 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 Valoconl 450 mg Tablet?
Take Valocon 450 mg Tablet by mouth with food usually 1 to 2 times a day. It comes in a capsule, tablet, or liquid form. Take it around 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 Valocon 450 mg Tablet work?
Valocon 450 mg Tablet works to prevent the infection with cytomegalovirus (CMV) that may occur after organ transplantation such as heart, kidney, or liver. It is also used to treat CMV infection of the eye in adults with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).