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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

Citation

Dzintars, Kathryn, et al. "Ganciclovir." Johns Hopkins ABX Guide, The Johns Hopkins University, 2016. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540238/all/Ganciclovir.
Dzintars K, Pham PA, Hsu AJ. Ganciclovir. Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2016. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540238/all/Ganciclovir. Accessed July 18, 2019.
Dzintars, K., Pham, P. A., & Hsu, A. J. (2016). Ganciclovir. In Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540238/all/Ganciclovir
Dzintars K, Pham PA, Hsu AJ. Ganciclovir [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins ABX Guide. The Johns Hopkins University; 2016. [cited 2019 July 18]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_ABX_Guide/540238/all/Ganciclovir.
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