Ganciclovir is an antiviral drug. It slows the growth and spread of the cytomegalovirus. Ganciclovir is used to treat and prevent infections caused by cytomegalovirus. This infection usually occurs in patients who have suppressed immune systems such as patients with AIDS and organ transplant patients. Ganciclovir may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Ganciclovir belongs to the antiviral group of drugs and is used in the treatment and prevention of infections that result from cytomegalovirus (CMV). This infection occurs in people having suppressed immune systems such as organ transplant patients and AIDS patients. Ganciclovir works by slowing down the growth and spread of cytomegalovirus.