What is Foscarnet?

Category: Prescription Drugs


Foscarnet is an antiviral agent it is used in the treatment of acyclovir-resistant mucocutaneous herpes simplex virus (HSV) infections in immunocompromised persons (eg, with advanced AIDS) and as a treatment of CMV retinitis in persons with HIV.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Foscarnet

Side effect Patients Percentage
Renal toxicity 1

Why patients stopped taking Foscarnet

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Foscarnet


Stopped taking Foscarnet

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
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1 patient evaluation for Foscarnet

Oct 30, 2007 (Started Feb 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Antiviral after becoming ganciclovir resistant)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 24 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it is a really harsh medication to take, but is helpful for eliminating CMV. you should really have a support group to help get you thru the treatment period.
Side effects: renal toxicity, nausea and vomiting, nausea and vomiting

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