Prophylaxis/Maintenance Dose5 mg/kg IV q24h
Treatment/Induction Dose5 mg/kg IV q12h
CBC with differential twice weekly.
Serum creatinine once weekly.
May cause blood dyscrasias:
Usually within first 1-2 weeks of treatment. Generally resolves within 3-7 days of discontinuation.
May be available through Ambulatory Treatment Center
Hazardous drug must be prepared by Pharmacy
Prepared in 100 mL NS. Infuse over 60 min
EH Prescribing Restrictions
Community IV Formulary (Metro Area)
Antimicrobial class: Antiviral, binds DNA polymerase to inhibit viral DNA synthesis.
Pregnancy category: C - animal studies have demonstrated carcinogenic and teratogenic effects.