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Cidofovir


Trade Names: 
Vistide®

Possible Uses: 
Use to treat cytomegalovirus infections (CMV). Also used 'off label' to treat BK virus in the bladder.

Drug Interactions: 
when used in higher doses a drug known as probenecid must also be given to protect the kidneys

Possible Side Effects: 
chills, fevers, headaches, hair loss, rash, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, anemia, neutropenia, weakness, kidney damage, cough, difficulty breathing. Diabetics need to monitor blood glucose as it may be elevated.
Last updated on 02/01/2010
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