Ganciclovir

Kathryn Dzintars, Pharm.D. BCPS, Paul A. Pham, Pharm.D., Alice Jenh Hsu, Pharm.D.
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INDICATIONS

FDA

  • Treatment of CMV retinitis (IV) in immunocompromised pts.
  • Prophylaxis and prevention of CMV disease recurrence in pts with AIDS and solid organ transplant recipients (use for primary prophylaxis in HIV is FDA approved but not currently recommended; valganciclovir preferred).
  • Herpes keratitis (ophthalmic gel)

NON-FDA APPROVED USES

  • Castleman’s disease (limited data)

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Last updated: May 29, 2016