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Ganciclovir (Implantation-Ophthalmic)

Brand Names : Vitrasert

Ganciclovir | Before Using | Precautions | Side Effects

Side Effects of This Medicine

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Also, ganciclovir has been found to cause cancerous tumors in animals. Discuss these possible effects with your doctor.

    Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

      More common - Usually occur within the first 2 months after the surgery

        Decrease in vision (severe); seeing flashes or sparks of light; seeing floating spots before the eyes, or a veil or curtain appearing across part of vision

      Less common - Usually occur within the first 2 months after the surgery

        Blurred vision or other change in vision; decreased vision or other change in vision; eye pain or tearing; red or bloodshot eye; sensitivity of eye to light

      Rare - Usually occur within the first 2 months after the surgery

        Eye irritation; swelling of the membrane covering the white part of the eye

    Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if the following side effect continues or is bothersome:

      More common

        Decrease in vision lasting approximately 2 to 4 weeks

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

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