Valganciclovir is an antiviral used in the treatment and prevention of cytomegalovirus infections in high-risk individuals, such as those with poor immune function.
Possible side effects from valganciclovir and their management are listed below. Please speak to your doctor if you experience any other unusual side effects.
To help prevent infection:
Seek medical help immediately if your child experiences any of the following:
Platelets are important for blood clotting. With low platelets, your child may bruise or bleed (e.g. gums or nose) more easily than usual.
Be safety conscious.
Brush teeth gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush.
Please speak to your doctor if you experience any of the followings:
This may present as
Do not give this medication if your child is allergic to Valganciclovir or any component of the formulation.
Before starting valganciclovir, inform your doctor if your child is on any other medication. Always check with your doctor or pharmacist if you want to give any other medicines, supplements or herbal products to your child
Please refer to “Safe Handling of Oral Cytotoxic Medications” for additional instructions of use, handling and disposal.
Store the capsules at room temperature (25ºC).
The oral suspension should be refrigerated (2-8ºC).