Vistide

Drug List

Vistide

Drug Name

Vistide (Cidofovir)

Manufactured By

Gilead Sciences, Inc.

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NPC's mission is your health. We recognize your need for help when you are applying for discount programs for your prescription medications. We consist of friendly and experienced advocates that not only know how these free and discount programs work, but are ready to help. We are available to take your call and answer any questions you may have as you search for the right program to fit your needs. We can also explain any supporting material you may need to provide as you apply for these programs. If for any reason you are denied, we also are experienced in the best appeals process with a high success rate.

Treats Disease/Condition

Uses

Cidofovir is an antiviral medication that prevents certain viral cells from multiplying in your body. Cidofovir is used to treat an eye infection called cytomegalovirus retinitis (CMV) in people who have AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). Cidofovir is not a cure for CMV or AIDS. Cidofovir is for treating CMV only in people who have AIDS. Cidofovir may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

How To Use

Cidofovir is injected into a vein through an IV. A healthcare provider will give you this injection

Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor at once if you have: symptoms of kidney failure--swelling, rapid weight gain, little or no urinating, increased thirst, loss of appetite, constipation, pain in your side or lower back; symptoms of a blood cell disorder--fever, swollen gums, painful mouth sores, pain when swallowing, skin sores, pale skin, cold or flu symptoms, cough, feeling light-headed or short of breath; signs of pancreas problems--severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate; vision changes, white patches on your eyes; or cough with yellow or green mucus, stabbing chest pain, wheezing, feeling short of breath. Common side effects may include: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea; weakness; headache; or hair loss. Probenecid is given together with cidofovir, and probenecid may cause: nausea, vomiting; skin rash; fever, chills; or headache.

Drug Interactions

Some medicines can interact with cidofovir and should not be used at the same time. There are also some medicines that may interact with probenecid or other medications that are commonly given together with cidofovir. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using. Give a list of all your medicines to any healthcare provider who treats you.

In Case of Overdose

In Case of Missed Dose

Call your doctor if you miss an appointment to receive your cidofovir injection.

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