API- Cidofovir

Packaging- Single-Use Vial

Strength- 375 mg/5 ml

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Cidofovir specifically is an antiviral drug used in order to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis (a kind of infection of the retina of the eye) in patients with AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome).

Dosage and Side Effects

The recommended dose of Cidofovir should be administered by intravenous infusion (a drip into a vein). The cidofovir injection must not be administered by other methods including intraocular injection (direct injection into the eye) or topically (on the skin). It should be administered by a healthcare practitioner with apt experience in treating patients with AIDS.

Most common adverse reactions include hair loss, nausea, neutropenia, vomiting, chills, iritis, headache, weakness, fever, decreased intraocular pressure, and uveitis.

Warning and Precautions

  • Patients receiving agents with nephrotoxic potential should avoid the use of cidofovir injection. Such agents need to be interrupted at least 7-days prior to initiating cidofovir therapy.
  • Close/Precise monitoring of the renal function during cidofovir therapy must be emphasized.
  • Patients taking treatment with cidofovir 75 mg/ml vial should be monitored for the neutrophil count.
  • Patients should be monitored for the intraocular pressure during therapy with cidofovir.
  • Patients need to be monitored for the signs and symptoms of uveitis or iritis while on cidofovir therapy.
  • The cidofovir 75 mg injection should not be administered to nursing mothers.
  • Women of childbearing potential are advised that cidofovir is embryotoxic and must not be used during pregnancy.
  • Patients with hypersensitivity to cidofovir must avoid taking treatment with cidnavir.


From which class of drug Cidofovir belongs?

Cidofovir specifically belongs to the class of drugs named antivirals.

What are the ingredients in the medicine along with Cidofovir?

The active ingredient in the medicine is Cidofovir, and the inactive ingredients are sodium hydroxide and hydrochloric acid.

What are commonly reported side effects of cidofovir?

Nausea, hair loss, vomiting, neutropenia, weakness, chills, decreased intraocular pressure, headache, uveitis, iritis, etc.

How cidofovir be administered?

The recommended dose of cidofovir injection should be injected intravenously (into a vein) by a healthcare practitioner. 

What to do in case of an overdose of Cidofovir?

In case of Cidofovir overdose, consult the doctor immediately and keep the patient under observation for signs and symptoms.

How does Cidofovir work?

As an antiviral medication, Cidofovir is used together with probenecid in order to treat CMV retinitis in patients with AIDS. Cidofovir works in order to slow the growth of CMV.

From where I can buy Cidofovir?

You can buy Cidofovir from any authorized whole-seller after getting a prescription from a qualified doctor. It is always better to check the credential of the whole-seller/supplier/exporter before buying the product.

The buyer should check the existing law in their home country before importing the product.