Imipenem-Cilastatin/Ganciclovir,Valganciclovir Interactions

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Medical warning:

Serious. These medicines may interact and cause very harmful effects. Contact your healthcare professional (e.g. doctor or pharmacist) for more information.

How the interaction occurs:

Both medicines can cause seizures.

What might happen:

If you take these medicines together, the risk of seizures increases.

What you should do about this interaction:

Let your healthcare professionals know right away that you are taking these medicines together. Contact your doctor right away if you have a seizure.Your healthcare professionals may already be aware of this interaction and may be monitoring you for it. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.

  • 1.Primaxin I.V. (imipenem and cilastatin for injection) US prescribing information. Merck & Co., Inc. October, 2006.
  • 2.Cytovene IV (ganciclovir) US prescribing information. Genentech Inc. August, 2018.

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