Antimicrobial class: Antiviral. Nucleoside analogue.
Pregnancy category: C
(US Black Box warning: Based on animal data and limited human data, ganciclovir has the potential to cause birth defects and may cause temporary or permanent inhibition of spermatogenesis in males and suppression of fertility in females.)
Average serum half life: 3.5 hours
CSF penetration: Therapeutic