COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Valcyte
GENERIC NAME(S): VALGANCICLOVIR HCL
Description: Valganciclovir is an antiviral drug that prevents the Cytomegalovirus cells from multiplying in your body.
Absorption: Well absorbed from the GI tract. Increased absorption if taken w/ food. Bioavailability: Approx 60%. Time to peak plasma concentration: 1-3 hr.
Distribution: Widely distributed to all tissue including CSF and ocular tissue.
Metabolism: Converted to ganciclovir by rapid first-pass intestinal or hepatic metabolism.
Excretion: Via urine as ganciclovir.