prescribe BOTH ganciclovir (Cytovene) and foscarnet (Foscavir)

You might see a physician prescribe BOTH ganciclovir (Cytovene) and foscarnet (Foscavir)...for cytomegalovirus (CMV) infections of the retina in AIDS patients.

The usual therapy is to use one or the other...but the combination works better to control the infection.

In the future you'll see a ganciclovir ocular implant (Vitrasert). It seems to work even better than systemic therapy for retinitis.

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