Zirganand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Ganciclovir
What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
0.15% Eye Gel
No generic is available for Zirgan 0.15%.
- Marketed as Virgan Eye Gel in United Kingdom
- Manufactured by Spectrum Thea Pharmaceuticals
- Product of United Kingdom • Shipped from United Kingdom
- Prescription Required
No generic is available for Zirgan 0.15%.
Zirgan Drug Information
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Zirgan Drug Information
Ganciclovir is used to treat herpes infection of the eye. Although ganciclovir stops the growth of the virus, it is not a cure for the herpes infection. Herpes virus continues to live in the body even between outbreaks of infection. However, treating an outbreak may help the sores in the eye to heal faster and lower the risk of complications (such as decreased vision, blindness). Ganciclovir is an anti-viral drug. Zirgan treats only herpes eye infections. It will not work for other types of eye infections, such as those caused by bacteria. Unnecessary use or misuse of any anti-infective drug can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
How to Use Zirgan
Apply Zirgan to the affected eye as directed by your doctor, usually 5 times a day (about every 3 hours while awake) until the eye has healed, and then 3 times a day for 7 more days. To apply eye medication, wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface. Do not wear contact lenses while you have an eye infection or while using Zirgan. Sterilize contact lenses according to the manufacturer's directions, and check with your doctor before you begin using them again. Tilt your head back, look upward, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Hold the dropper directly over your eye and place one drop into the pouch. Look downward, gently close your eyes, and place one finger at the corner of your eye (near the nose). Apply gentle pressure for 1 to 2 minutes before opening your eyes. This will prevent the medication from draining out. Try not to blink or rub your eye. Repeat these steps for your other eye if so directed. Wait several minutes for your vision to clear before driving or operating machinery. Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the dropper cap after each use. If you are using another kind of eye medication (such as drops or ointments), wait at least 5 minutes between applying each medication. Use eye drops before eye ointments to allow the drops to enter the eye. Use Zirgan regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day. Continue using it for the full time prescribed. Stopping the medication too early may allow the virus to continue to grow. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or if it worsens (for example, you develop eye pain/itching/swelling).
Before using ganciclovir, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to valganciclovir; or if you have any other allergies. Zirgan may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Zirgan, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history. Zirgan may cause temporary blurred vision after each application. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). During pregnancy, Zirgan should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown if Zirgan passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
If you miss a dose of Zirgan, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.
Zirgan Side Effects
What are Zirgan side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Zirgan may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Zirgan as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Zirgan
The side effects of Zirgan may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Zirgan. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Zirgan may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Zirgan, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Zirgan.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Zirgan, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Zirgan and the side effects associated with Zirgan are described in the following:
Common Zirgan Side Effects
- blurred vision
- ocular irritation
Less Frequent Zirgan Side Effects
- punctate keratitis
- conjunctival hyperemia
Rare or Very Rare Zirgan Side Effects
Store at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C). Protect from freezing. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Zirgan when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
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