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Valcyte belongs to a group of medicines, which work directly to prevent the growth of viruses. In the body the active ingredient in the tablets, valganciclovir, is changed into ganciclovir. Ganciclovir prevents a virus called cytomegalovirus (CMV) from multiplying and invading healthy cells. In patients with a weakened immune system, CMV can cause an infection in the body’s organs.1
In Bangladesh Valcyte is approved for the following indications.2
- for the prevention of CMV disease in adult and pediatric solid organ transplant (SOT) patients who are at risk.
- for the treatment of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in adult patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).
For more disease and medicine related queries you may discuss with your physician.
In Bangladesh Valcyte is available as
Film-coated tablets 450mg
1. Valcyte 450 mg Film-Coated Tablets - Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) - (eMC), 1. What Valcyte is and what it is used for. [Internet; cited 2018, November 12]. Retrieved from https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/1641/pil
2. Valcyte Product Information _ FE-English Ro 107-9070_ July 2017