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.Source: Wikipedia
Estimated Total Cost: $1226.94 for an average of 21 days supply
Patients are most commonly prescribed cidofovir to treat blastomycosis, rabies, west nile virus, and pick disease.
Patients taking cidofovir most commonly experience side effects like weakness, nausea, and vomiting.