Valcyte belongs to the family of drugs known as “antivirals”. Valcyte is used to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in adults who have acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Valcyte is also used to prevent cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease in adults who have received a solid organ transplant and are at risk of developing CMV disease. Valcyte works by slowing the growth of CMV virus, the virus that causes CMV retinitis as well as CMV infection at other sites in the body. Valcyte prevents CMV from spreading into healthy cells as quickly as it would without treatment, thereby protecting eyesight from damage due to CMV disease. Valcyte does not cure CMV retinitis, and some people may experience progression of retinitis during or following treatment with Valcyte. Therefore, you must follow your doctor’s advice and have your eyes checked regularly. For most patients who have received a solid organ transplant, Valcyte prevents the occurrence of CMV disease up to 6 months after the transplant. Valcyte is a prodrug of ganciclovir. This means it is changed to ganciclovir (active part of the drug that actually slows the growth of CMV virus) once it is absorbed into the body.To make sure that your therapy is as effective as possible, take your Valcyte exactly as your doctor prescribes it. Take Valcyte with food. Do not break or crush Valcyte tablets. Avoid contact with broken Valcyte tablets on your skin, mucous membranes or eyes.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Valcyte from Canada manufactured by Hoffman - La Roche and New Zealand by Roche Pharmaceuticals. Our Canadian Pharmacy also offers the generic Valganciclovir from India also called Valgan by Cipla and from Canada by a different manufacturer. Brand and generic Valcyte is available in the strength of 450 mg tablets. We also offer Valcyte Powder for Suspension (50 mg/ml/100 ml) from Canada manufactured by Roche.
CanadianPharmacyKing.com supplies only genuine Valcyte from Canada and New Zealand shipped using the Canadian and New Zealand packaging. This Valcyte is manufactured by Genetech Inc. (a member of Roche Group), the worldwide manufacturer of Valcyte. This offer is neither endorsed nor authorized by Genetech Inc. (the United States and Canadian distributor of Valcyte). CanadianPharmacyKing.com has no affiliation whatsoever with Genetech Inc.
The common side effects of Valcyte may include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, fever, headache, trembling, graft rejection, swelling of the legs, constipation, back pain, sleeplessness, high blood pressure, seizures, dizziness, confusion. Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the following symptoms:
• kidney problems;
• reduced number of white blood cells, red blood cells or platelets
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Valcyte may cause birth defects in humans and should not be used during pregnancy. If you are a woman of child-bearing potential then you should avoid pregnancy, use effective contraception during treatment and for 30 days after stopping treatment. You should not take Valcyte if you have: ever had a serious reaction to valganciclovir, ganciclovir, had sensitivity reactions with acyclovir or its pro-drug valacyclovir, any reaction to any of the non-medicinal ingredients. Before taking Valcyte, inform your doctor if you: have ever had a bad reaction to Valcyte or any of the inactive ingredients, have ever had a bad reaction to ganciclovir, acyclovir or valacyclovir, are allergic to other medicines, food and dyes, have any other illnesses/diseases, including a history of liver or kidney disease, are receiving hemodialysis as dosage adjustment is required, have blood problems or have abnormal results on your blood tests, are pregnant or breast-feeding or planning to become pregnant. You should not take
Valcyte while breastfeeding.
Tell your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about all the medicines you take, including drugs prescribed by other doctors, vitamins, minerals, natural supplements, or alternative medicines. Tell your doctor if you are taking medicines: that reduce your immunity such as cyclosporine, that act against tumours, that fight infections such as dapsone, amphotericin B, PEGylated interferons with ribavirin.