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CYMGAL 450MG TABLET

Manufacturer/Marketer

BIOCON LIMITED

Consume Type

ORAL

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Product Details

About CYMGAL 450MG TABLET

CYMGAL 450MG TABLET belongs to a class of drugs called antivirals used to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection of the retina of the eye in adult AIDS patients. Also, CYMGAL 450MG TABLET is used to prevent CMV infection in patients who received an organ transplant from a donor infected with CMV. Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis is a viral infection of the retina (light-sensing cells) caused by cytomegalovirus.

CYMGAL 450MG TABLET contains Valganciclovir which works by getting converted to ganciclovir in the body and inhibits the multiplication of the virus. Thereby, it helps to control the infection.  

Take CYMGAL 450MG TABLET as prescribed by your doctor. You are advised to take CYMGAL 450MG TABLET for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience diarrhea, loss of appetite, cough, headache, stomach pain, nausea, fever, tiredness, or sinusitis (sinus infection). Most of these side effects of CYMGAL 450MG TABLET do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are allergic to CYMGAL 450MG TABLET or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. Avoid taking CYMGAL 450MG TABLET if you are pregnant as it may cause birth defects. If you are breastfeeding, do not take CYMGAL 450MG TABLET as it may be excreted in human milk and cause adverse effects in the baby. Women are recommended to use effective contraceptive measures while taking CYMGAL 450MG TABLET and for 30 days after treatment with CYMGAL 450MG TABLET. Drive only if you are alert as CYMGAL 450MG TABLET may cause dizziness, tiredness, drowsiness, shakiness, or confusion.

Uses of CYMGAL 450MG TABLET

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection of the retina

Medicinal Benefits

CYMGAL 450MG TABLET contains Valganciclovir, an antiviral drug used to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection of the retina of the eye in adult AIDS patients. CYMGAL 450MG TABLET gets converted to ganciclovir in the body and inhibits the multiplication of the virus. Thereby, it helps to control the infection.  Additionally, CYMGAL 450MG TABLET is used to prevent CMV infection in patients who received an organ transplant from a donor infected with CMV.

Directions for Use

Take CYMGAL 450MG TABLET with food or as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole with a glass of water. Do not break, crush or chew it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of CYMGAL 450MG TABLET

  • Diarrhoea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Cough
  • Headache
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Tiredness
  • Sinusitis (sinus infection)

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

If you are allergic to CYMGAL 450MG TABLET or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. If you have a low number of platelets, white blood cells or red blood cells and kidney problems, inform your doctor before taking CYMGAL 450MG TABLET. Avoid taking CYMGAL 450MG TABLET if you are pregnant as it may cause birth defects. If you are breastfeeding, do not take CYMGAL 450MG TABLET as it may be excreted in human milk and cause adverse effects in the baby. Women are recommended to use effective contraceptive measures while taking CYMGAL 450MG TABLET and 30 days after treatment with CYMGAL 450MG TABLET. Men are advised to continue using contraceptive measures for 90 days after treatment with CYMGAL 450MG TABLET. Drive only if you are alert as CYMGAL 450MG TABLET may cause dizziness, tiredness, drowsiness, shakiness or confusion. If you are having blood dialysis or radiotherapy, please inform your doctor before taking CYMGAL 450MG TABLET.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: CYMGAL 450MG TABLET may interact with antibiotics (imipenem + cilastatin, trimethoprim, dapsone), gout medicine (probenecid), antifungals (amphotericin B, flucytosine), antiprotozoals (pentamidine), anti-cancer (vinblastine, hydroxyurea, vincristine, doxorubicin), immunosuppressants (tacrolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, ciclosporin), HIV/AIDS medicines (tenofovir, zidovudine, stavudine, didanosine), medicines used to treat hepatitis B infection (adefovir).

Drug-Food Interaction: No interactions found.

Drug-Disease Interaction: If you have a low number of platelets, white blood cells or red blood cells and kidney problems, inform your doctor before taking CYMGAL 450MG TABLET.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • TRIMETHOPRIM
  • DAPSONE
  • PROBENECID
  • AMPHOTERICIN B
  • IMIPENEM+CILASTATIN
  • FLUCYTOSINE
  • PENTAMIDINE
  • VINBLASTINE
  • HYDROXYUREA
  • VINCRISTINE
  • DOXORUBICIN
  • TACROLIMUS
  • MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL
  • CICLOSPORIN
  • TENOFOVIR DISOPROXIL
  • ZIDOVUDINE
  • STAVUDINE
  • ADEFOVIR
  • DIDANOSINE
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      caution

      The interaction of alcohol with CYMGAL 450MG TABLET is unknown. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol while using CYMGAL 450MG TABLET.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      unsafe

      CYMGAL 450MG TABLET is not recommended for pregnant women as it may cause birth defects. Please consult a doctor if you are pregnant.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      unsafe

      Avoid breastfeeding while taking CYMGAL 450MG TABLET as it may pass into breast milk. Therefore, please consult a doctor if you are breastfeeding.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      caution

      CYMGAL 450MG TABLET may cause dizziness, tiredness, drowsiness, shakiness or confusion in some people. Therefore, avoid driving or operating heavy machinery if you experience any of these symptoms after taking CYMGAL 450MG TABLET.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      caution

      Take CYMGAL 450MG TABLET with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      caution

      Take CYMGAL 450MG TABLET with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      caution

      CYMGAL 450MG TABLET should be used in children only if recommended by a doctor.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Eat a healthy and balanced diet. Eat vitamin and nutrient-rich food such as dark-green, yellow, orange, and red vegetables and fruits as it helps to boost your immune system. Opt for lean protein and whole grains.
    • Avoid eating raw meat and eggs. Consume properly boiled and cooked meat, poultry or seafood.
    • Eat bland and low-fat foods and avoid spicy or oily foods if you experience nausea or vomiting.

    Special Advise

    • Regular eye tests are recommended if you have a history of cytomegalovirus retinitis to identify issues related to eye health.
    •  If you touch damaged tablets accidentally, wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly. If any powder from tablets gets into your eyes, rinse with sterile or clean water.

    Other Information (CYM0019)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Sep-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis: It is a viral infection of the retina (light-sensing cells) caused by cytomegalovirus. In serious cases, it may lead to blindness. CMV retinitis is more likely to affect people with a weakened immune system from HIV/AIDS. The symptoms include blurred vision, a blind spot in vision, floaters in the eye, loss of peripheral vision or flashes in the eye.

    FAQs

    How does CYMGAL 450MG TABLET work?

    CYMGAL 450MG TABLET contains Valganciclovir that works by getting converted to ganciclovir in the body and inhibits the multiplication of the virus. Thereby, it helps to control the infection.

    Is CYMGAL 450MG TABLET used to prevent cytomegalovirus infection?

    CYMGAL 450MG TABLET may be used to prevent cytomegalovirus infection in patients who received an organ transplant from a donor infected with CMV.

    Does CYMGAL 450MG TABLET cause diarrhoea?

    CYMGAL 450MG TABLET may cause diarrhoea as a temporary side effect. However, if the condition persists or worsens, please consult a doctor.

    Is CYMGAL 450MG TABLET safe for patients with kidney problems?

    CYMGAL 450MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems and only in doses as prescribed by a doctor. However, regular blood tests are recommended while taking CYMGAL 450MG TABLET to monitor kidney functioning.

    Can I take CYMGAL 450MG TABLET with tacrolimus?

    You are not recommended to take CYMGAL 450MG TABLET with tacrolimus (immunosuppressant) as it may increase the risk of kidney or nerve damage, cause side effects affecting bone marrow function leading to a low number of blood cells. Therefore, please consult a doctor before taking CYMGAL 450MG TABLET with other medicines.

    PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

    CYMGAL 450MG TABLET

    Country Of Origin

    India

    Manufacturer/Marketer address

    20th KM, Hosur Road, Electronic City, Bangalore, India - 560 100

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    Provide Delivery Location

    Strip

    1

    10 Tablet in 1 Strip