Cidofovir

 

 

 

General English name: Cidofovir

Brand: Vistide

Application: Viral eye infection (retinitis due to cytomegalovirus-CMV)

 

 

 

Drug forms of sidofovir

Drug Information on Sidofovir

The correct amount and method of taking sidofovir

Contraindications to the use of the drug sidofovir

Sidofovir during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of Cidofovir on driving

Drug Interaction with Sidofovir

Warning about taking Cidofovir

Side effects of sidofovir

Side effects of Cidofovir overdose (Sidofovir poisoning)

Storage conditions of Cidofovir

 

 

 

 

Drug forms of sidofovir

Injectable vial

 

Drug Information on Sidofovir

Sidofovir, along with probenecid, is used to treat certain viral eye infections (retinitis due to cytomegalovirus-CMV) in people with AIDS. This drug reduces the risk of blindness and other vision problems. Cidofovir belongs to a class of drugs known as antiviral drugs. It works by stopping the virus from growing. Cidofovir is not a definitive treatment for CMV retinitis, and your condition may get worse during and after treatment.

 

The correct amount and method of taking sidofovir

  • Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get information about the drug and its possible side effects.
  • The dose and amount of Cidofovir varies from person to person; Take one pill exactly as your doctor advised. It is usually given intravenously every 1-2 weeks (for one hour).
  • Discontinue your Cidofovir or AIDS medication immediately or do not reduce the dose without consulting your doctor.
  • Do not inject this medicine into your eye.
  • If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget to take it; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to the use of the drug sidofovir

Note the expiration date of sidofovir and do not take it if your medicine has expired.

Never give Cidofovir to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with sidofovir, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Sidofovir during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of Cidofovir on driving

Sidofovir does not affect your ability to see, you do not need to drive or use machines.

 

 Drug Interaction with Sidofovir

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Some drugs that may interact with sidofovir include acyclovir, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, aminosalicylic acid, barbiturates (eg phenobarbital), benzodiazepines (eg triazolam), bomethanide, methotrexate, clofetabide, clofetabide Steroids (eg, ibuprofen), zidovudine.

Tell your doctor if you have used Fascarnet before.

During the previous 7 days and during treatment with this drug, other drugs that may damage your kidneys (eg amphotericin B, foscarnet, pentamidine, vancomycin, aminoglycosides including tobramycin, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen) Do not use. In some cases, serious (possibly fatal) kidney damage may occur.

Check the labels on all your medicines as they may contain NSAIDs (eg ibuprofen and naproxen). Ask your pharmacist how to use the medication safely.

 

Warning about taking Cidofovir

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking Sidofovir:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, or if you are breast-feeding.
  • If you have a kidney problem.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of sidofovir

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking this medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the doctor should be informed:

  • Nausea
  • Vomit
  • Headache
  • Wound pain
  • Frequent urination
  • Dark diarrhea, edema, anorexia, unusual tiredness, stomach or abdominal pain, symptoms of infection (eg fever, sore throat and persistent cough), changes in vision, red eyes, increased eye pain, mental or mood changes (eg confusion) Persistent nausea and vomiting, eye and skin sores: If you experience any of these symptoms, see your doctor immediately.
  • Any signs of allergic reactions such as swelling around the mouth or face or itchy skin pimples: See your doctor right away.
  • Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to Cidofovir.

 

Side effects of Cidofovir overdose (Sidofovir poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as changes in urine volume, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room right away.

 

Storage conditions of Cidofovir

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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