Antiviral Medications

Zovirax (acyclovir) and Cytovene (ganciclovir)


Used to prevent or treat viral (herpes) infections often found in the mouth or genital area.


Ganciclovir (iv) medication will be administered, in certain patients, once daily for CMV infection prophlaxis for the first 3 months, after transplant. Valcyte adult dosage is typically 900mg taken once a day for 3 months to one year following transplantation.

If you miss a dose of any of these medications, take it as soon as you can. Do not double dose.

Common Side Effects

Side effects are rare but can include lowered white blood cell count and kidney problems.