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cidofovir - injection, Vistide

GENERIC NAME: CIDOFOVIR - INJECTION (sye-DOH-foh-veer)

BRAND NAME(S): Vistide

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WARNING: This medication may cause serious (possibly fatal) kidney disease. To prevent kidney problems, your doctor will usually prescribe another medication (probenecid) and direct you to receive fluids into a vein. Avoid other medications that may also damage your kidneys (see also Drug Interactions section). Tell your doctor immediately if you have any symptoms of kidney disease such as a change in the amount of urine.

This medication can lower the body's ability to fight an infection. Tell your doctor promptly if you develop any signs of an infection such as fever, chills, or persistent sore throat.

Laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., kidney function tests, complete blood counts) should be performed before each dose to check for these side effects. Consult your doctor for more details. Keep all medical and laboratory appointments.

Cidofovir has caused tumors in laboratory animals. Although there is no information in humans, cidofovir should be considered cancer-causing (carcinogenic). See also How to Use section.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014



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