Johns Hopkins Antibiotic (ABX) GuideBrand Names

Valganciclovir

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

FDA

  • Treatment of CMV retinitis (AIDS).
  • Prevention of CMV disease: renal, cardiac and kidney-pancreas transplant patients at high risk for CMV disease (e.g., donor positive, recipient negative).
    • Not indicated in liver transplant patients.

NON-FDA APPROVED USES

  • Prevention of disseminated CMV disease of the contralateral eye in patients treated with intraocular ganciclovir implant (no longer manufactured).

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Last updated: January 6, 2016