Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before taking Ganciclovir?
A: Give a detailed account of your medical and surgical history. Also, mention to your doctor all the prescription and non-prescription medicines, herbal preparations and nutritional supplements that you may be taking before starting this medication. Inform your doctor if you drive or operate machinery as the medicine may cause dizziness, convulsions, etc.
Q: Any special precautions?
A: If using Ganciclovir for genital herpes, use a condom for contraception to avoid virus transmission to your partner. Avoid using the medicine in cases of kidney disorders.
Q: When and how to consume this medicine?
A: The medicine is available as an oral tablet to be taken with food along with a glass of water. It also comes as a solution which is to be administered through the vein over one hour. As an eye drop, one drop should be placed in each eye until healing is seen. All doses should be administered as directed by the physician.