Valganciclovir is used to treat and prevent viral infections caused by cytomegalovirus (CMV).
Take valganciclovir regularly as directed with food and a glass of water. Do not break or crush the tablets.
If it is nearly time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the usual time. Otherwise, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Do not take two doses at the same time.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with valganciclovir including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Symptoms of allergy including: skin rash, itching, swelling, trouble breathing
Increased risk of infection - symptoms may include: fever, chills, sore throat, aches and pains, tiredness, pain when peeing, mouth ulcers
Easy/unusual bruising or bleeding
Changes in vision
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Unusual behaviour or thinking
Confusion, drowsiness or weakness
Tiredness, dizziness, pale skin
|Tell your doctor|
Numbness or tingling of the fingers or toes
Headache, trouble sleeping, tremor
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, loss of appetite
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. December 2017
For more general information about this sheet and its contents, see: What does a My Medicines sheet cover?
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