Class: Antiviral Agents (Anti-infectives)
Mechanism of Action:
Precautions: Pregnancy and lactation (72 hrs after last dose). low platelet or neutrophil counts.
Indications/Uses: Cytomegalovirus infection in aids patients; 900mg bd
Interactions: Myelosuppresion with zidovudine.
Side Effects: Gastro-intestinal disturbances. anaemia. leucopenia. headache. parathesia. fever. rash. reaction at injection site.