What are the adverse effects of ganciclovir therapy for treatment of cytomegalovirus (CMV) disease?

Updated: Jul 07, 2021
  • Author: Ricardo Cedeno-Mendoza, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

The major adverse effects of ganciclovir therapy include fever, rash, diarrhea, and hematologic effects (ie, neutropenia, anemia, thrombocytopenia). Neutropenia is managed by dose reduction and/or the addition of growth factors (ie, granulocyte colony-stimulating factor [G-CSF], granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor [GM-CSF]).


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!