Ganciclovir and Valganciclovir Use in Children

Marcia L. Buck, Pharm.D., FCCP, FPPAG


Pediatr Pharm. 2009;15(10) 

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Availability and Cost

Ganciclovir (Cytovene® and generics) is available as 250 and 500 mg capsules, as well as an injection (500 mg/10 mL vial). The average wholesale price (AWP) for ganciclovir is $4.72 per capsule or $73.43 for a 10 mL vial. Valganciclovir (Valcyte®) is available as 450 mg tablets and a 50 mg/mL oral suspension (100 mL bottle). The AWP is $46.61 per tablet, AWP pricing for the suspension is not yet available.[13]


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