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What happens if I miss a dose (Valcyte)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Valcyte)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include urinating less than usual or not at all, swelling, weight gain, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, signs of infection (fever, chills, sore throat, flu symptoms), or jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
What should I avoid while taking valganciclovir (Valcyte)?
Valganciclovir may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
If you have HIV or AIDS, taking this medication will not prevent you from passing HIV to other people. Avoid having unprotected sex or sharing razors or toothbrushes. Talk with your doctor about safe ways to prevent HIV transmission during sex. Sharing drug or medicine needles is never safe, even for a healthy person.
Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Tell your doctor at once if you develop signs of infection. Avoid activities that may increase your risk of bleeding or injury.
What other drugs will affect valganciclovir (Valcyte)?
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with valganciclovir. 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 valganciclovir.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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