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foscarnet sodium - injection, Foscavir

GENERIC NAME: FOSCARNET SODIUM - INJECTION (foss-KAR-net)

BRAND NAME(S): Foscavir

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WARNING: This medication is used only for cytomegalovirus (CMV) eye infections and acyclovir-resistant herpes infections.

Decreased kidney function is a serious side effect caused by this medication. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience a change in the amount of urine. Your doctor may need to adjust your dose.

This medication has caused seizures in some people due to changes in blood chemistry (minerals and electrolytes). Your doctor may prescribe additional minerals and/or electrolytes to prevent seizures.

It is important that you receive appropriate amounts of fluid (hydration) while using this medication.

Your doctor will monitor your blood and kidneys while you are using this medication.




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