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.
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
unusual tiredness and weakness
For injection into the eye only
Decreased vision or any change in vision
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:
Abdominal or stomach pain
loss of appetite
nausea and vomiting
(ganciclovir sodium) injection, powder, lyophilized, for solution