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Do you need a prescription for valganciclovir?

Yes, valganciclovir is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is valganciclovir without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase valganciclovir, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for valganciclovir in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a valganciclovir savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your valganciclovir with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a valganciclovir coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide valganciclovir coupons or FREE valganciclovir samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for valganciclovir in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much valganciclovir?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using valganciclovir. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much valganciclovir. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

What is generic valganciclovir?

Generic valganciclovir refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.

FDA approval of valganciclovir

Valganciclovir is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of cytomegalovirus (CMV) retinitis in patients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and for the prevention of CMV disease in solid organ transplant recipients.

Active ingredient of valganciclovir

The active ingredient of valganciclovir is valganciclovir hydrochloride.

US brand name of valganciclovir and manufacturer

Valganciclovir is available in the US under the brand name Valcyte. It is manufactured by Roche.

UK brand name of valganciclovir and manufacturer

In the UK, valganciclovir is available under the brand name Valcyte. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

Prescription requirement for valganciclovir

A prescription (Rx) is required for valganciclovir in both the US and the UK.

Availability of valganciclovir in the UK with NHS prescription

Valganciclovir is available in limited circumstances in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by valganciclovir

Valganciclovir is primarily used for the treatment of cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections, including CMV retinitis in patients with AIDS and CMV disease prevention in solid organ transplant patients (kidney transplant, liver transplant, pancreas transplant and heart transplant at high risk).

Valganciclovir’s mechanism of action

Valganciclovir (prodrug) is converted into its active form, ganciclovir, in the body. Ganciclovir works by inhibiting the replication of CMV, a virus that can cause serious infections in individuals with weakened immune systems.

Forms of valganciclovir available

Valganciclovir tablets are available as 450 mg tablets, and as an oral solution.

Dosage of valganciclovir

The dosage of valganciclovir may vary depending on the specific condition being treated, the individual’s weight, and the healthcare provider’s recommendations. It is important to follow the patient information provided by the healthcare provider.

Directions for valganciclovir use

Valganciclovir should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. The medication is usually taken orally, with or without food. It is important to take valganciclovir consistently and continue the prescribed treatment course.

Warnings and precautions for valganciclovir

  • Valganciclovir may cause certain side effects, such as decreased blood cell counts and platelets, and kidney problems. Regular monitoring of blood counts and kidney function is necessary during treatment
  • It may interact with certain medications, including drugs that affect kidney function and certain antiviral medications. Inform the healthcare provider about all medications being taken
  • Valganciclovir should not be used in patients with severe kidney impairment (hemodialysis)

Use of valganciclovir during pregnancy

Valganciclovir causes fetal toxicity resulting in birth defects. You should use an effective form of birth control to prevent pregnancy.

Use of valganciclovir while breastfeeding

Valganciclovir may pass into breast milk. It is recommended to consult a healthcare provider before using valganciclovir while breastfeeding.

Possible side effects of valganciclovir

In clinical trials common side effects of valganciclovir may include diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. Serious side effects such as anemia, leukopenia, neutropenia, pancytopenia, and thrombocytopenia are possible, and prompt medical attention should be sought for any concerning symptoms. Get medical help right away if you have a serious side effect such as an allergic reaction. Symptoms include hives, trouble breathing, worsening shortness of breath, sore throat, chest pain, swelling of the face, tongue or throat, skin rash, blisters, and serious skin reactions.

Interactions with other drugs

Valganciclovir may interact with other medications, including didanosine, imipenem/cilastatin, maribavir, mycophenolate mofetil and probenecid, or other drugs that reduce the function of bone marrow and lower the number of blood cells (such as trimethoprim/sulfamethoxazole, zidovudine).  It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the prescription drugs, over the counter nonprescription medications, salt substitutes, herbal products, supplements, and vitamins you are taking to avoid potential adverse events and drug interactions.

Similar drugs to valganciclovir

Other antiviral medications used for the treatment of CMV infections include ganciclovir and foscarnet.


  • FDA Prescribing Information for Valganciclovir
  • MHRA product information for Valganciclovir
  • WebMD – Valganciclovir
  • Drugs.com – Valganciclovir
  • NHS UK
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