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How should I take Livtencity?

Livtencity should be taken

2 times a day

with or without food

tablets whole

If you can't swallow tablets whole, you can break apart or crush tablets, mix with drinking water, and drink.
You can also break apart tablets and take through a nasogastric (NG) or orogastric (OG) tube.

See the “Instructions for Use” in the Prescribing Information for detailed instructions.

Take Livtencity exactly as your healthcare provider tells you to take it.
If you take too much Livtencity, call your healthcare provider or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.

What can I expect while taking Livtencity?

Some people may experience side effects
while taking LIVTENCITY.
The most common side effects while taking LIVTENCITY include

  • changes in taste
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • tiredness

Changes in taste were the most common side effect, and happened in less than half of patients in the study. Changes in taste most often lasted 43 days while taking LIVTENCITY, and usually went away within 6 days of stopping LIVTENCITY.

These are not all the possible side effects of LIVTENCITY; you should always call your doctor and transplant care team for medical advice about side effects.

Have more questions about Livtencity?

Your transplant care team should always be your go-to for questions about your treatment plan. If you need help discussing these topics with them, download the Tips for Talking with your Transplant Team.

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Important Safety Information

Before taking LIVTENCITY, tell your healthcare provider about all your medical conditions, including if you:

  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if LIVTENCITY will harm your unborn baby.
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if LIVTENCITY passes into your breast milk. Talk to your healthcare provider about the best way to feed your baby during treatment with LIVTENCITY.

Tell your healthcare provider about all of the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. LIVTENCITY may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how LIVTENCITY works and cause serious side effects.

Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take a seizure (anticonvulsant) medicine.

  • Do not start a new medicine without telling your healthcare provider. Your healthcare provider will tell you if it is safe to take LIVTENCITY with other medicines.

What are the possible side effects of LIVTENCITY?

The most common side effects of LIVTENCITY include:

  • changes in taste
  • nausea
  • diarrhea
  • vomiting
  • tiredness

These are not all the possible side effects of LIVTENCITY. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

For additional safety information, click for Patient Information and discuss with your HCP.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


LIVTENCITY is a prescription medicine used to treat cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection and disease in adults and children 12 years of age and older weighing at least 77 pounds (35 kg) who have received a transplant, when their infection or disease does not respond to treatment with the medicines ganciclovir, valganciclovir, cidofovir or foscarnet. It is not known if LIVTENCITY is safe and effective in children under 12 years of age.

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