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Ganciclovir Eye Preparations

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Antiviral Adult

Ganciclovir Eye Preparations - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Ganciclovir Eye Preparations cause?

  • Stinging or burning sensation
  • Blurred vision
  • Redness
  • Eye irritation

These symptoms are usually mild and will subside after some time. Check with your healthcare professional if these conditions are severe or do not improve.

If you experience blurred vision, do not drive or operate any machinery until your vision is clear.

The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes around your eyes or over your whole body

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

Before taking Ganciclovir Eye Preparations, what precautions must I follow?

Inform your healthcare professional if:

  • You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication.
  • You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
  • You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies.

For men and women of childbearing age, birth control measures should be used. In addition, men using ganciclovir are advised to use a barrier contraceptive (e.g. condom) during treatment and for up to three months after completing treatment.

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Ganciclovir Eye Preparations?

Ganciclovir Eye Preparations - Additional Information

  • Updated on Sunday, June 27, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

    The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

    ​​If you take more than the recommended dose, please seek medical advice immediately. The information provided on this page does not replace information from your healthcare professional. Please consult your healthcare professional for more information.

    This article is jointly developed by members of the National Medication Information workgroup. The workgroup consists of cluster partners (National Healthcare Group, National University Health System and SingHealth), community pharmacies (Guardian, Unity and Watsons) and Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore. The content does not reflect drug availability and supply information in pharmacies and healthcare institutions. You are advised to check with the respective institutions for such information.

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