Cidofovir is an antiviral medication that prevents certain viral cells from multiplying in your body.
Cidofovir is used to treat an eye infection called cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMV) in people who have AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Cidofovir is not a cure for CMV or AIDS.
Cidofovir is for treating CMV only in people who have AIDS.
Fever, chills, or sore throat
If any of the following side effects occur while taking cidofovir, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:
increased thirst and urination
Decreased vision or any change in vision
Some of the side effects that can occur with cidofovir may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:
loss of appetite
loss of strength