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Paul A. Pham, Pharm.D., Kathryn Dzintars, Pharm.D., BCPS, Alice Jenh Hsu, Pharm.D.
Valganciclovir is a topic covered in the Johns Hopkins HIV Guide.

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  • 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.


  • 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: April 11, 2017


Pham, Paul A, et al. "Valganciclovir." Johns Hopkins HIV Guide, 2017. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_HIV_Guide/545261/all/Valganciclovir.
Pham PA, Dzintars K, Hsu AJ. Valganciclovir. Johns Hopkins HIV Guide. 2017. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_HIV_Guide/545261/all/Valganciclovir. Accessed July 16, 2019.
Pham, P. A., Dzintars, K., & Hsu, A. J. (2017). Valganciclovir. In Johns Hopkins HIV Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_HIV_Guide/545261/all/Valganciclovir
Pham PA, Dzintars K, Hsu AJ. Valganciclovir [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins HIV Guide. ; 2017. [cited 2019 July 16]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_HIV_Guide/545261/all/Valganciclovir.
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