Generic Name/API: cidofovir anhydrous

Manufacturer: Emcure Pharmaceuticals

Dosage Forms & Strength & Pack Size:
1 vial, 375 mg/5 ml

Do not store above 30°C. Do not refrigerate or freeze.


Vistide is used to treat an eye infection called CMV retinitis in patients with AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome). Vistide will not cure CMV retinitis but may improve your condition by delaying progression of the disease. The safety and efficacy of Vistide has not been demonstrated in diseases other than CMV retinitis in patients with AIDS.

Vistide can harm your kidneys after only one or two doses. You should not receive this medicine if you have used any of the following drugs within the past 7 days: certain medicines for infections, cancer, osteoporosis, organ transplant rejection, bowel disorders, high blood pressure, or pain or arthritis (including Advil, Motrin, and Aleve).

Before taking this medicine
You should not be treated with Vistide if you are allergic to it, or if you have:

moderate to severe kidney disease; or

a history of severe allergic reaction to probenecid or sulfa drugs.

You should not receive Vistide if you’ve used certain other medicines within 7 days before a this medicine injection. Tell your doctor if you use any of the following:

blood pressure medicine;

cancer medicine;

injectable medications to treat osteoporosis or Paget’s disease of bone;

medication to prevent organ transplant rejection;

medicines for infections;

medicines to treat a bowel disorder; or

some pain or arthritis medicines (including Advil, Motrin, and Aleve).

Tell your doctor if you have ever had:

kidney disease;

diabetes; or

pancreas problems.

Vistide can harm an unborn baby if the mother or the father is using Vistide.

If you are a woman, do not use Vistide if you are pregnant. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are using this medicine and for at least 1 month after your last dose.

If you are a man, use effective birth control if your sex partner is able to get pregnant. Keep using birth control for at least 3 months after your last dose.

Tell your doctor right away if a pregnancy occurs while either the mother or the father is using Vistide.

Women with HIV or AIDS should not breastfeed a baby. Even if your baby is born without HIV, the virus may be passed to the baby in your breast milk.

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