Drug interactions between acyclovir and ganciclovir
Interactions between your drugs
- Acyclovir is in the drug class purine nucleosides.
- Acyclovir is used to treat the following conditions:
- Ganciclovir is a member of the drug class purine nucleosides.
- Ganciclovir is used to treat the following conditions:
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: ganciclovir
Food can enhance the levels of ganciclovir in your body. To ensure maximal oral absorption, ganciclovir should be administered with or immediately after a meal. This will make it easier for your body to absorb the medication.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'acyclovir-like antivirals' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'acyclovir-like antivirals' category:
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No information available.|
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.