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Zirgan Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is ganciclovir (Zirgan)?
- What are the possible side effects of ganciclovir (Zirgan)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ganciclovir (Zirgan)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before using ganciclovir (Zirgan)?
- How should I use ganciclovir (Zirgan)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Zirgan)?
- What happens if I overdose (Zirgan)?
- What should I avoid while taking ganciclovir (Zirgan)?
- What other drugs will affect ganciclovir (Zirgan)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Zirgan)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Since the Vitrasert implant is surgically put into place, you will not be on a dosing schedule for this medication. The implant may be removed and replaced after 5 to 8 months.
What happens if I overdose (Zirgan)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking ganciclovir (Zirgan)?
Do not use any eye medications that your doctor has not prescribed.
Ganciclovir may cause blurred vision, which may last up to 4 weeks after Vitrasert implant surgery. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be able to see clearly.
What other drugs will affect ganciclovir (Zirgan)?
It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on ganciclovir used in the eyes. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about ganciclovir.
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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- Zirgan Side Effects Center
- Zirgan Overview including Precautions
- Zirgan FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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