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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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6) Valcyte is a modification of an existing drug, Cytovene (gancyclvoir), which is used to treat a common opportunistic infection associated with HIV called cytomegalovirus.
Currently, only two drugs, Cytovene and Foscavir, are commonly used for treatment of HHV-6.
Valcyte is the organ pro-drug of Roche's Cytovene (ganciclovir), the most widely prescribed anti-CMV medication in the world.
Examples of these drugs include Zovirax (acyclovir) or its generic version acyclovir, Valtrex (valacyclovir), Cytovene (ganciclovir), Valcyte (valgancyclovir), and Vistide (cidofovir).
Ganciclovir sodium for Bedford Laboratories Cytovene IV for