Active ingredients: ganciclovir
What it is used for
INDICATIONS AS AT 12 October 2005: CYMEVENE (ganciclovir) administered as the intravenous infusion is indicated for the palliative treatment of confirmed sight-threatening cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease in AIDS and other severely immunocompromised individuals. It is indicated for the treatment of confirmed CMV pneumonitis in bone marrow transplant patients. It is also indicated for the prophylaxis of CMV infection and disease following bone marrow and solid organ transplantation in patients at risk of CMV disease. NOTE: CYMEVENE (ganciclovir) is not indicated for congenital or neonatal CMV disease; nor for the treatment of CMV infection in non-immunocompromised individuals.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White to off-white lyophilised powder
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on October 1, 2019. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient ganciclovir
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems