BRAND NAMEs: VALCYTE®, APO-VALGANCYCLOVIR®
This medication comes as an oral tablet and liquid.
This is an anti-viral medication. In patients after transplantation it is most commonly used to prevent or treat a viral infection called CMV (Cytomegalovirus).
This medication should be taken with food to improve absorption. It can be taken at any time of the day and may be taken at the same time as your other medications. Take it at the same time of the day every day with a full glass of water to prevent kidney stones.
Valganciclovir can lower the number of your white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. You may be at increased risk for infection and bleeding. Regular bloodwork will be done to check your blood cell counts.