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Generic name: valganciclovir


What it does:
Treats the eye infection cytomegalovirus retinitis

Traditional dosage:
Two 450 mg tablets, twice daily, for 21 days, then two tablets once daily

Drug interactions, precautions, & recommendations:
Use with caution if also taking Retrovir, Benemid, CellCept, Myfortic, or Videx. Since Valcyte can cause seizures, do not drive until you know how the medication affects you.

Side effects:
Most serious: anemia, fertility impairment, fetal abnormalities, kidney failure Other: diarrhea, vomiting, fever, tremors, and seizures
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