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Vitrasert

VITRASERT® (ganciclovir)
STERILE INTRAVITREAL IMPLANT WITH CYTOVENE®
(ganciclovir, 4.5 mg)

FOR INTRAVITREAL IMPLANTATION ONLY

DRUG DESCRIPTION

The Vitrasert Implant contains the antiviral drug ganciclovir. Each Vitrasert Implant contains a minimum of 4.5 mg ganciclovir.

Each Vitrasert Implant contains a ganciclovir tablet which contains the inactive ingredient, magnesium stearate (0.25%). Each tablet is coated with polyvinyl alcohol and ethylene vinyl acetate polymers.

The chemical name of ganciclovir is 9-[[2-hydroxy-1-(hydroxymethyl)ethoxy]methyl]guanine, and has the following structure:

VITRASERT (ganciclovir) Structural Formula Illustration

Ganciclovir is a white to off-white crystalline powder with a molecular formula of C9H13N5O4, and molecular weight of 255.23. Ganciclovir has a solubility of 4.3 mg/mL in water at 25°C.

What are the precautions when taking ganciclovir (Vitrasert)?

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Last reviewed on RxList: 12/2/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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