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A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
Valcyte Uses: Valcyte (valganciclovir) is a medication available by prescription to treat inflammation of the retina of the eye in adults with cytomegalovirus (CMV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). It is also used to prevent CMV disease in high-risk kidney, heart, and kidney-pancreas transplant adult patients. In pediatric patients, Valcyte is used to prevent CMV disease in kidney and heart transplant patients who are at high-risk.
Valcyte comes in 450 mg oral tablets and a 50 mg/mL oral solution.
Take Valcyte as instructed by your doctor. Any questions or concerns can be referred to your doctor or pharmacist.
Dosing and treatment duration depends on the condition being treated. Your doctor will tell you how much medication you should take and how often you should take it.
Valganciclovir hydrochloride is the active ingredient contained in Valcyte. The tablet formulation includes the following inactive ingredients: microcrystalline cellulose, povidone K-30, crospovidone, and stearic acid. The tablet film-coating contains Opadry Pink®.
The oral solution contains the following inactive ingredients: sodium benzoate, fumaric acid, povidone K-30, sodium saccharin, mannitol, and tutti-frutti flavoring.
Do not take Valcyte if you are allergic to valganciclovir or ganciclovir.
Valcyte contains the following FDA Boxed Warnings:
Diarrhea, fever, fatigue, nausea, tremor, neutropenia, anemia, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, headache, sleep problems, urinary tract infection, upper respiratory tract infection, and vomiting are possible Valcyte side effects. However, other side effects may also occur. Contact your doctor right away if you have side effects that bother you or won’t go away.
With a valid prescription from your doctor, you can buy Valcyte medication online at a competitive price at Canada Pharmacy.
Valcyte. South Francisco, CA: Genentech USA, Inc.; 2021.