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Ganciclovir

Popular Brands: : Ganciclovir, Ganciclovir Sodium, Cymevene, Cytovene, Zirgan
Official FDA Reports15,090
Social Media Events2
Total Posts46
Avg. Review Score2.61/ 5

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* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Ganciclovir Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Ganciclovir

Pain

I've used Viroptic in the past and my doc gave me this with my most recent occurance. I hate this stuff. It works, I guess, but it took too long and was really painful the whole time. Months later, I ...


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Eye Infection

i suffer from recurrent eye infection /virus. Am highly allergic to Viroptic - the drug of choice for my condition. Zirgan /Virgan just FDA approved for US citizens after 10 yrs of use in Europe. Much ...


Source: Zirgan Opht : User Ratings covering us...

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Pain

Posted By Navin in fdb.rxlist.com on June 20, 2013 @ 12:00 am

I've used Viroptic in the past and my doc gave me this with my most recent occurance. I hate this stuff. It works, I guess, but it took too long and was really painful the whole time. Months later, I ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Hawaii on Drugs in fdb.rxlist.com on April 19, 2012 @ 12:00 am

I have herpes simplex in the eye..and my eye has been red with lesions around the lower lid. My doctor recently perscribed me Zirgan, with 5 times application to the eye each day, my redness had dissa...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By mattyup in fdb.rxlist.com on April 10, 2011 @ 12:00 am

Son was prescribed this for his infection of the eye (herpes infection of the eye). Seemed to have worked well. Now we have a recurrance, hopefully it will work quickly as it did the first time.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By SUE in fdb.rxlist.com on October 15, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Have had shingles affecting my right eye for over a year. Just recently, visiting a specialist in Boston, found that this drug was just approved by FDA after being used in Europe for over 20 years. I ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on September 5, 2010 @ 12:00 am

I got this medicine after viral infection post surgery. The medicine worked well enough ONCE I got it into my eye. It was very difficult to get the drops out of the bottle without getting too much. T...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on September 5, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Zirgan (ganciclovir) for Herpes Simplex Dendritic Keratitis: I got this medicine after viral infection post surgery. The medicine worked well enough ONCE I got it into my eye. It was very difficult to...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on September 5, 2010 @ 12:00 am

Zirgan (ganciclovir): I got this medicine after viral infection post surgery. The medicine worked well enough ONCE I got it into my eye. It was very difficult to get the drops out of the bottle withou...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Eye infection

Posted By none none in fdb.rxlist.com on June 8, 2010 @ 12:00 am

i suffer from recurrent eye infection/virus. Am highly allergic to Viroptic - the drug of choice for my condition. Zirgan/Virgan just FDA approved for US citizens after 10 yrs of use in Europe. Much ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By aprilpatterson1@yahoo.com in fdb.rxlist.com on October 16, 2007 @ 12:00 am

My healthy, average weight 31 yr old sister went to the er for possible flu symptoms on 11/30/06 and she has been in and out of the hospital every since. she was ACCIDENTLY given this drug in her iv ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By aprilpatterson1@yahoo.com in fdb.rxlist.com on October 16, 2007 @ 12:00 am

My healthy, average weight 31 yr old sister went to the er for possible flu symptoms on 11/30/06 and she has been in and out of the hospital every since. she was ACCIDENTLY given this drug in her iv ...


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* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.