foscarnet


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foscarnet

(fɒsˈkɑːnɛt)
n
(Pharmacology) a drug used to treat herpes viruses
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Tenders are invited for call for quotations for the supply of foscarnet 24mg/ml intravenous infusion
91] Foscarnet is highly nephrotoxic and must be administered with caution to patients with renal disease.
8] Recent developments have led to rapid laboratory detection techniques for systemic CMV and treatment regimens for CMV infection have been improved and are more readily available'[91 Current treatment regimens include intravenous ganciclovir (6 mg/kg, 12 hourly) as the drug of choice, and oral valganciclovir and intravenous foscarnet as alternatives.
The most commonly used and current gold standard initial treatment for ARN is acyclovir; other antiviral options including valacyclovir, famciclovir, ganciclovir, valganciclovir, and foscarnet are also used.
Ganciclovir (Cytovene[R]), valganciclovir (Valcyte[R]), and foscarnet (Foscavir[R]) are used to treat CMV infections, including cytomegalovirus retinitis.
For ganciclovir-resistant CMV disease, other therapeutic options are foscarnet and cidofovir.
Foscarnet is another antiviral agent which is used in immunocompromised patients with acyclovir-resistant VZV.
Typically, another antiviral agent, most frequently foscarnet or cidofovir (both used off-label in this setting), is introduced according to the sensitivity of the responsible strain of CMV although again a response is by no means certain and intolerance due to bone marrow and renal toxicity can again be dose-limiting or require discontinuation [11].
Otros medicamentos: (11,13) La lesion renal aguda se ha asociado a otros farmacos antivirales como aciclovir, foscarnet y cidofovir, frecuentemente usados en el tratamiento de infecciones por virus del herpes simple o citomegalovirus.
The drugs used for the treatment of herpes zoster are Acyclovir, Valacyclovir and Famcyclovir, Desiclovir, Penciclovir and Foscarnet.
Antiviral drugs like ganciclovir (GCV), cidofovir (CDV), foscarnet (PFA) and more recent oral prodrug valganciclovir are anti-HCMV drugs approved for the treatment of HCMV-infected individuals [5-7].