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Cidofovir

Also known as Vistide

Cidofovir is an injectable antiviral medication for the treatment of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in patients with AIDS. It suppresses CMV replication by selective inhibition of viral DNA polymerase and therefore prevention of viral replication and transcription. It is an acyclic nucleoside phosphonate, and is therefore independent of phosphorylation by viral enzymes, in contrast to, for instance, acyclovir.

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Estimated Total Cost: $1226.94 for an average of 21 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed cidofovir to treat blastomycosis, rabies, west nile virus, and pick disease.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take cidofovir if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions

Significant Interactions

What side effects are related?

Patients taking cidofovir most commonly experience side effects like weakness, nausea, and vomiting.

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