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Generic Name
Ganciclovir
Trade Name
Cymevene
Manufacturer
Roche
Drug Image
Cymevene
Risk Category
C
  • Studies on animals show adverse effect and toxicity on fetus.
  • No adequate and well controlled studies done on pregnant women.
  • Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • antiviral for treatment of herpes viruses, commonly occuring in humans">cmv, herpes viruses.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • embryotoxic and teratogenic in animals causing growth retardation, oral clefts, an/microphthalmia, aplastic kidneys and pancreas, hydrocephaly.
  • Carcinogenic and mutagenic in animals, inhibits spermatogenesis.
  • Crosses human placenta.
  • No data available in human pregnancy so should only be used in life-threatening infections or in immunocompromised patients.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Unknown excretion into human breast milk.
  • Contraindicated in breast feeding.
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