Treating CMV eye infection in patients with a weakened immune system. It is used to prevent CMV infection in certain organ transplant patients. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Cytovene is an antiviral agent. It works by blocking reproduction of the CMV virus.

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  • Cytovene
  • More commonFor oral capsules and injection into the vein only
    Sore throat and fever
    unusual bleeding or bruising
    Less commonFor oral capsules and injection into the vein only
    Mood or other mental changes
    pain at place of injection
    skin rash
    unusual tiredness and weakness
    For injection into the eye only
    Decreased vision or any change in vision
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with ganciclovir 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:

    Less common
    Abdominal or stomach pain
    loss of appetite
    nausea and vomiting
  • (ganciclovir sodium) injection, powder, lyophilized, for solution