What is Valcyte?

Valcyte® (valganciclovir hydrochloride) is an antiviral medicine that helps prevent cytomegalovirus (CMV).*

How should I take Valcyte?

How long will I need to take Valcyte?

Your doctor prescribed Valcyte for the length of time needed to help prevent CMV disease based on the type of transplant you have received.

My healthcare provider said my dose of Valcyte may go up or down. Why?

The dose of Valcyte is based on a laboratory measurement of how well your kidneys are working (kidney function). No matter what type of transplant you have received, your kidney function may change after your transplant. For this reason, your healthcare provider may schedule follow-up laboratory tests to monitor your dose of Valcyte and change your dosage if necessary.

What are the most common side effects from Valcyte?

Common side effects of Valcyte in adults and children include:

Common side effects specifically in children include:

Call your healthcare provider if you experience side effects or if you have questions about your Valcyte medicine. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or to Genentech at 1-888-835-2555.