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 (găn-sī′klō-vîr′, -klə-)
A synthetic nucleoside analog, C9H13N5O4, derived from guanine and used in the prevention and treatment of opportunistic cytomegalovirus infections.

[gan-, origin unknown + -ciclovir, antiviral drug suffix (from acyclovir).]


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The patient was initiated on intravitreal ganciclovir injections in both eyes, and she started ART 6 weeks later.
CMV viremia is an indication for ganciclovir therapy in immunocompromised patients, which was the rationale for initiating ganciclovir therapy.
Treatment was initiated with topical moxifloxacin (Vigamox[R] drops 3 times daily), topical ganciclovir (Virgan[R] gel twice daily), and lubricant therapy (Tears Naturale Free[R] drops 5 times daily).
Nucleoside analogs also are used to treat CMV, specifically ganciclovir and valganciclovir (Smith, 2016).
In case of preemptive therapy, intravenous ganciclovir was initiated when at least 10 positive cells by 2 x [10.
Preemptive therapy has proved that ganciclovir is useful in reducing risks for late CMV disease, neutropenia, and fungal disease.
Intravenous ganciclovir prophylaxis was started on 12 June (12 days after transplant).
This is encouraging, as this centre has persevered with the use of early ganciclovir despite initial suggestions of failure of this form of therapy to halt mortality.
Valganciclovir results in improved oral absorption of ganciclovir in liver transplant recipients.
Intravitreal ganciclovir concentration after intravenous administration in AIDS patients with cytomegalovirus retinitis: implications for therapy.
Also, there are studies indicating symptom recession with ganciclovir and valganciclovir.
Because of its cost-effectiveness, intravitreal ganciclovir is the preferred method of treatment in the public sector.