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Vistide Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is cidofovir (Vistide)?
- What are the possible side effects of cidofovir (Vistide)?
- What is the most important information I should know about cidofovir (Vistide)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before receiving cidofovir (Vistide)?
- How is cidofovir used (Vistide)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Vistide)?
- What happens if I overdose (Vistide)?
- What should I avoid while receiving cidofovir (Vistide)?
- What other drugs will affect cidofovir (Vistide)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Vistide)?
Call your doctor if you miss an appointment to receive your cidofovir injection.
What happens if I overdose (Vistide)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have received too much of this medicine.
Symptoms of a cidofovir overdose are not known.
What should I avoid while receiving cidofovir (Vistide)?
There are no restrictions on food, beverages, or activity while using cidofovir unless your doctor has told you otherwise.
What other drugs will affect cidofovir (Vistide)?
Before using cidofovir, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- acetaminophen (Tylenol);
- acyclovir (Zovirax);
- zidovudine (Retrovir, AZT);
- bumetanide (Bumex);
- clofibrate (Atromid);
- famotidine (Pepcid);
- furosemide (Lasix);
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
- theophylline (Elixophyllin, Respbid, Theobid, Theo-Dur, and others);
- aspirin or other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) such as ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), diclofenac (Voltaren), diflunisal (Dolobid), etodolac (Lodine), flurbiprofen (Ansaid), indomethacin (Indocin), ketoprofen (Orudis), ketorolac (Toradol), mefenamic acid (Ponstel), meloxicam (Mobic), nabumetone (Relafen), piroxicam (Feldene), and others;
- an ACE inhibitor such as benazepril (Lotensin), captopril (Capoten), fosinopril (Monopril), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), moexipril (Univasc), perindopril (Aceon), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), or trandolapril (Mavik);
- a barbiturate such as amobarbital (Amytal), butabarbital (Butisol), mephobarbital (Mebaral), secobarbital (Seconal), or phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton); or
- diazepam (Valium) or similar medicines such as alprazolam (Xanax), chlordiazepoxide (Librium), clorazepate (Tranxene), estazolam (ProSom), flurazepam (Dalmane), lorazepam (Ativan), midazolam (Versed), temazepam (Restoril), triazolam (Halcion), and others.
If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to receive cidofovir, or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
There may be other drugs not listed that can affect cidofovir. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has information about cidofovir written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Vistide Information
- Vistide Drug Interactions Center: cidofovir iv
- Vistide Side Effects Center
- Vistide Overview including Precautions
- Vistide FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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