What is a Generic Drug?

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 (Valganciclovir Hydrochloride)


Valcyte (Valganciclovir Hydrochloride)

Prescription Required

Oral Solution 50mg / ml

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Generic Equivalent - Valcyte (Valganciclovir Hydrochloride)

Prescription Required


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  • Product Details


    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:

    • Patients treated with Valcyte have experienced severe leukopenia, neutropenia, anemia, thrombocytopenia, pancytopenia, and bone marrow failure including aplastic anemia.
    • Based on animal data and limited human data, Valcyte may cause temporary or permanent inhibition of sperm production in males and fertility suppression in females.
    • Based on animal data, Valcyte may cause birth defects.
    • Based on animal data, Valcyte may cause cancers in humans.
    • Before you begin treatment with Valcyte, be sure to discuss the following with your doctor:
      • All the medications you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medications
      • Your allergies
      • Your current health conditions and past medical history
      • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
    • Acute kidney failure can occur in older patients, patients who are also taking other medications that can damage the kidney, or in patients who are not adequately hydrated. Caution should be used in these patients, and kidney function should be monitored. A dose reduction may be needed.

    Side Effects

    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.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 10036

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