Uses of Foscavir
Foscavir mainly belongs to the group of medication known as antivirals. It works by interrupting or stopping the viruses from multiplying in numbers. Foscavir is indicated for treating infections caused by a couple of viruses, Cytomegalovirus (CMV) and Herpes simplex.
Dosage: Foscavir fda label drug should be given by a healthcare provider. It should be recommended to you as an infusion (drip) into a vein. It can be given into a central line in the chest if you already have one in place. Every infusion takes at least one hour. Avoid interference with your drip during the infusion.
Side Effects: The most commonly reported foscarnet sodium hexahydrate side effects are:
- Loss of appetite.
- Feeling or being sick.
- Feeling weak or tired.
- High temperature or chills.
- Feeling dizzy.
- Pins and needles.
- Skin rash.
- Decreased white blood cells.
- Changes to red blood cells
Warnings and Precautions:
- Do not recommend foscarnet by the rapid intravenous infusion.
- The foscavir injection should be avoided during pregnancy.
- Trying to conceive a baby during the therapy of Foscavir is not recommended so you must use the effective contraception ways.
- Male patients treated with the Foscavir shouldn’t father a child while, or upto six months after the therapy. Do not take foscavir 24 mg if you are breast-feeding.
- Foscavir could affect you being able to use tools or machines or drive. Discuss with your healthcare provider prior to doing any kind of such activity.
- It is necessary to consume plenty of fluid along with infusion. This may help you in order to prevent kidney problems. If you require fluid, the healthcare provider will suggest it to you at about the same time as the Foscavir.
- The quantity of foscavir injection which you are recommended depends on how good your kidneys are functioning. It also depends on the weight of the patients.
- Avoid having this medicine if you are hypersensitive to it or any of its ingredients.