Trade Names:Vistide- Injection 75 mg/mL
Inhibits viral DNA synthesis by interfering with viral DNA polymerase.
Based on administration with probenecid, C max is about 9.8 to 19.6 mcg/mL and AUC is about 25.7 to 40.8 mcg•h/mL.
Vd is about 410 mL/kg (at steady state). Less than 6% protein bound.
Cl is about 148 mL/min/1.73 m 2 . Renal Cl is about 98.6 mL/min/1.73 m 2 .
Cl decreases proportionally with Ccr. Dosage adjustment is recommended.
Treatment of CMV retinitis in patients with AIDS.
History of clinically severe hypersensitivity to probenecid or other sulfa-containing medications; direct intraocular injection. Patients receiving agents with a nephrotoxic potential must discontinue use of such agents at least 1 wk prior to beginning therapy. Initiation of therapy in patients with a serum creatinine greater than 1.5 mg/dL, a calculated Ccr of less than or equal to 55 mL/min, or a urine protein at least 100 mg/dL.
IV 5 mg/kg once weekly for 2 consecutive weeks.Maintenance dose
IV 5 mg/kg once every 2 wk.Nephrotoxicity
Reduce the dose of cidofovir to 3 mg/kg for increases in serum creatinine (0.3 to 0.4 mg/dL).Probenecid
Administer probenecid orally with each dose of cidofovir. Probenecid 2 g given 3 h prior to the cidofovir dose and 1 g administered 2 h and again at 8 h after completion of the cidofovir infusion.
Risk of nephrotoxicity is increased.
None well documented.
Hypotension; postural hypotension; pallor; syncope; tachycardia.
Headache; amnesia; anxiety; confusion; convulsion; depression; dizziness; abnormal gait; hallucinations; insomnia; neuropathy; paresthesia; somnolence; vasodilation.
Alopecia; rash; acne; skin discoloration; dry skin; herpes simplex; pruritus; sweating; urticaria.
Amblyopia; conjunctivitis; eye disorder; iritis; retinal detachment; uveitis; abnormal vision; hypotonia.
Nausea; vomiting; diarrhea; anorexia; abdominal pain; colitis; constipation; tongue discoloration; dyspepsia; dysphagia; flatulence; gastritis; melena; oral candidiasis; rectal disorder; stomatitis; aphthous stomatitis; mouth ulceration; dry mouth; taste perversion.
Renal toxicity; proteinuria; elevated creatinine and decreased Ccr; glycosuria; hematuria; urinary incontinence; UTI.
Thrombocytopenia; neutropenia; anemia.
Hepatomegaly; abnormal LFTs; increased AST; increased ALT.
Dehydration; hyperglycemia; hyperlipidemia; hypocalcemia; hypokalemia; metabolic acidosis; increased alkaline phosphatase; weight loss.
Asthma; bronchitis; coughing; dyspnea; hiccough; increased sputum; lung disorder; pharyngitis; pneumonia; rhinitis; sinusitis.
Allergy; edema; malaise; back pain; chest pain; neck pain; sarcoma; sepsis; arthralgia; asthenia; myasthenia; myalgia; fever; chills; infection.
Carcinogenic and teratogenic effects and impaired fertility reported.Nephrotoxicity
Major toxicity occurs. Cases of acute renal failure resulting in dialysis and/or contributing to death occurred with as few as 1 or 2 doses. Reduce possible nephrotoxicity with IV prehydration (normal saline) and administration of probenecid. Monitor serum creatinine and urine protein within 48 h prior to each dose. Dose adjustment required for changes in renal function.Neutropenia
May occur; monitor neutrophil count.
Monitor serum creatinine, urine protein, and WBC with differential prior to each dose. If proteinuria is noted, administer IV hydration and repeat the test.Ocular symptoms
Ensure that IOP, visual acuity, and ocular symptoms are periodically monitored.
Category C .
Safety and efficacy not established.
Because elderly individuals frequently have reduced glomerular filtration, assess renal function before and during cidofovir therapy.
Cidofovir administration is not recommended if serum creatinine greater than 1.5 mg/dL or Ccr less than or equal to 55 mL/min.
Women of childbearing potential should use effective contraception during and for 1 mo following treatment. Men should use a barrier contraceptive during and for 3 mo following treatment.
May be associated with decreases in intraocular pressure and impairment of vision.
May be associated with iritis, ocular hypotony, and permanent impairment of vision.
Decreased serum bicarbonate associated with proximal tubule injury and renal wasting syndrome may occur.
Uveitis/Iritis has been reported.
If patient is taking zidovudine, ensure that zidovudine is discontinued or reduce dose by 50% on days of cidofovir infusion.
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