Vistide is a concentrate that is made up into a solution for infusion (drip into a vein). It contains the active substance cidofovir (75 mg/ml).
What is Vistide used for?
Vistide is used to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV)noretinitis, a viral infection of the retina (the light- sensitive surface at the back of the eye). This disease can cause loss of vision. Vistide is used in
The medicine can only be obtained with a prescription.
How is Vistide used?
Treatment with Vistide should be prescribed by a doctor who has experience in the management of human immunodeficiency vi us (HIV) infection. Before receiving Vistide, the patient’s kidneys must
patients with acquired immunodeficiency sy drome (AIDS) who do not have kidney disease. It should only be used when other medicinesproductare unsui able.
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be checked, as the medicine must not be given to patients with kidney disease. During the ‘induction’ phase,MedicinalVistide is given as a