Zirgan

Zirgan treats herpes keratitis, a viral infection of the eye caused by the herpes simplex virus. Do not wear contact lenses while using this eye gel.

Zirgan Overview

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Zirgan is a prescription medication used to treat herpes keratitis which is a viral infection of the eye caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV).

Zirgan belongs to a group of drugs called antivirals. It works by preventing the spread of CMV disease or slowing the growth of CMV.

This medication is available as an ophthalmic gel to be applied to the eyes 5 times daily (every 3 hours while awake) until healing occurs, then 3 times daily for 7 days.

Common side effects of Zirgan include blurred vision and eye irritation. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Zirgan affects you.

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Uses of Zirgan

Zirgan is a prescription medication used to treat herpes keratitis which is a viral infection of the eye caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV).

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

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Ganciclovir

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Zirgan Drug Class

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Side Effects of Zirgan

Serious side effects have been reported with Zirgan. See the “Zirgan Precautions” section.

  • blurred vision
  • eye irritation
  • watery eyes
  • eyes sensitive to light
  • red eye
  • change in vision

This is not a complete list of Zirgan side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Zirgan Dosage

The recommended dosing regimen for Zirgan is 1 drop in the affected eye 5 times per day (approximately every 3 hours while awake) until the corneal ulcer heals, and then 1 drop 3 times per day for 7 days.