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Ganciclovir

Ganciclovir

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Ganciclovir is an antiviral medication used to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections. A prodrug form with improved oral bioavailability (valganciclovir) has also been developed.

Medical use

Ganciclovir is indicated for:[2]

  • Sight-threatening CMV retinitis in severely immunocompromised people
  • CMV pneumonitis in bone marrow transplant recipients
  • Prevention of CMV disease in bone marrow and solid organ transplant recipients
  • Confirmed CMV retinitis in people with AIDS (intravitreal implant)

It is also used for acute CMV colitis in HIV/AIDS and CMV pneumonitis in immunosuppressed patients.

Ganciclovir has also been used with some success in treating Human herpesvirus 6 infections.[3]

Ganciclovir has also been found to be an effective treatment for herpes simplex virus epithelial keratitis.[4][needs update]