Vagacyte is a branded medication that contains the active ingredient valganciclovir. It is manufactured by Panacea Biotec Ltd. and comes in a tablet form with a strength of 450mg per tablet. It is used to treat infections caused by cytomegalovirus (CMV) in people whose immune system is compromised due to conditions such as AIDS.
Vagacyte is used to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections in individuals who have received an organ transplant or have AIDS and have a weakened immune system. It is also used to prevent CMV infections in individuals who have received a bone marrow transplant.
How to Use:
Vagacyte is taken orally, with or without food. The recommended dosage and duration of treatment will depend on the individual’s medical condition and response to the medication. It is important to take Vagacyte as directed by a healthcare professional, and not to skip or overdose on the medication.
Vagacyte should be stored at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and moisture. It should be kept out of reach of children.
Mechanism of Action:
Vagacyte works by preventing the replication of CMV virus in the body. It is converted into ganciclovir in the body, which is an antiviral agent that inhibits the activity of the virus by interfering with its DNA replication.
Vagacyte should not be used by individuals who are allergic to valganciclovir or ganciclovir. It is important to inform a healthcare provider of any medical conditions or medications being taken before using Vagacyte. It may not be safe for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Vagacyte is contraindicated in individuals with severe kidney problems. It should not be used in combination with certain medications, such as blood thinners, due to the risk of interactions.
Vagacyte may interact with certain medications, such as probenecid and mycophenolate mofetil, which may affect the levels of the medication in the body. It is important to inform a healthcare provider of any medications being taken before using Vagacyte.
Overdose of Vagacyte may lead to serious adverse effects such as bone marrow suppression, kidney damage, and seizures. If an overdose is suspected, medical attention should be sought immediately.
The side effects of Vagacyte may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, and fatigue. It may also cause a decrease in white blood cells and platelets, leading to an increased risk of infection and bleeding. Other side effects may include liver problems, allergic reactions, and neurological disorders.