What is Virgan (Ganciclovir) used for?
Virgan (Ganciclovir) is a type of gel that is used in the treatment of eye inflammation occurring as a result of the herpes virus. This cream interferes with viral multiplication in the eye, and prevents the virus from invading cells that are already healthy. By preventing the reproduction of the virus, this gel makes it easier for the body to overcome the virus.
How should I use Virgan (Ganciclovir)?
Virgan (Ganciclovir) is applied directly to the affected eye or eyes as directed by your physician. Patients are usually told to apply one drop into the affected eye five times per day, until the eye heals. After it heals, you may be told to apply it three times per day for one week. The total course of treatment normally lasts for 21 days. However, follow all directions provided to you by your physician.
The gel is applied in a similar way to eye drops. You should pull down the lower eyelid and squeeze the tube, and release one drop into the eyelid. After applying it, you should blink to spread the gel across the eye. You may press the corner of the eye, next to the nose for 1 to 2 minutes after you apply the gel. This can prevent the gel from being drained away too quickly. Repeat for the other eye if necessary.
What are the side effects of Virgan (Ganciclovir)?
Patients using Virgan (Ganciclovir) may notice:
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Virgan (Ganciclovir). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.