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VIRSON GEL contains Ganciclovir, which belongs to the group of medicines called Antivirals. It is used to treat an infection in the eye called acute herpetic keratitis in adults aged 18 years and over.
VIRSON GEL is not recommended for use if you have any pre-existing cytopenia or a history of cytopenic reactions to other drugs, chemicals or irradiation. Before using VIRSON GEL, inform your doctor if you have kidney, liver or heart diseases. Remove contact lenses before using this medicine and put them back 15 minutes later.
VIRSON GEL is not recommended for use by pregnant or breastfeeding women. VIRSON GEL is not recommended for use by children. The most common side effects of using VIRSON GEL are burning or brief tingling sensations, eye irritation and blurred vision. Contact your doctor if any of the side effects worsen.
VIRSON GEL prevents the multiplication of viruses in human cells. This stops the virus from producing new viruses and clears up your infection.
Use this medicine as advised by your physician. It is for ophthalmic use only. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration for you depending on your age, body weight and disease condition.
Stop using and contact your immediately if you have:
VIRSON GEL should not be used during pregnancy. It should use a local method of contraception for three months. Consult your doctor before using it.
VIRSON GEL should not be used during breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before using it.
Do not drive or operate any machines if you have visual disturbances, blurred vision or eyesight problems.
VIRSON GEL should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Consult your doctor before using it.
VIRSON GEL should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Consult your doctor before using it.
Do not use VIRSON GEL if you are allergic to Ganciclovir.
VIRSON GEL should be used with caution in patients with heart disease. Consult your doctor before using it.
VIRSON GEL is not recommended for use if you have:
Use in Pediatrics:
Do not give this VIRSON GEL to children and adolescents under the age of 18. Consult your doctor before using it.
Use in Geriatrics:
VIRSON GEL should be used with caution in elderly patients. Consult your doctor before using it.
A. Drug-Drug interactions:
Inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicine:
If you or anyone else accidentally uses too much of VIRSON GEL, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital.
|Therapeutic Indication||:||Acute herpetic keratitis|
|Dosage Forms||:||Tablet, Injection, Gel|
Is VIRSON GEL effective?
It is effective if used according to the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop using it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using VIRSON GEL too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
What if I forget to take a dose of VIRSON GEL?
If you forget a dose of VIRSON GEL, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose at the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one, as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.
Is VIRSON GEL safe?
It is safe if used according to the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any doses. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.
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Written By Dr. Dhivakaran R, BDS
Last updated on 03 Dec 2022 | 04:10 PM(IST)
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