Voriconazole

Voriconazole

 

General English name: Voriconazole

Brand: Vfend

Application: Fungal infection in children and adults

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmacological forms of voriconazole

Voriconazole Drug Information

Dosage and method of taking voriconazole

Contraindications to the use of the drug voriconazole

Voriconazole during pregnancy and lactation

The effect of voriconazole on driving and operating machinery

Drug Interactions Vericonazole

Special warnings and precautions while taking voriconazole

Side effects of voriconazole

Overdose of voriconazole (drug poisoning)

Storage conditions of voriconazole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pharmacological forms of voriconazole

Tablets, oral solution, solution for injection

 

Voriconazole Drug Information

Fungal infections can sometimes develop inside the body, and these infections can be serious. If your immune system is not working properly, for example, if you are undergoing chemotherapy or if you have a disease such as AIDS, you are at higher risk for a fungal infection.

Vericonazole is used to treat serious fungal infections, especially aspergillosis. Aspergillosis often affects the lungs, but can sometimes infect other parts of the body. Vericonazole prevents infection by stopping the growth of the fungus.

 

Dosage and method of taking voriconazole

Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with this medicine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.

The dose and amount of voriconazole varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised. Usually two doses of this drug should be taken once every 12 hours.

It should be taken on an empty stomach (1 hour before meals or 2 hours after meals).

You should take viconazole for a full course. Do not stop taking the medicine without your doctor's permission.

If you forget to take your daily dose at the right time but soon forget, take the medicine; But if you remember when the next dose is near the hour, do not take the missed dose. You should not take two doses of the medicine together because of the missed dose.

 

Contraindications to the use of the drug voriconazole

Note the expiration date of the drug voriconazole and do not take it if the medicine you are taking has expired.

Never give voriconazole to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.

Check for drug interactions with voriconazole, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.

 

Voriconazole during pregnancy and lactation

During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily and without consulting your doctor. Medications can have devastating effects on the fetus or on yourself.

 

The effect of voriconazole on driving and operating machinery

Vericonazole can cause blurred vision, so make sure you are alert before driving or operating machinery.

 

Drug Interactions Vericonazole

Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.

Voriconazole affects the performance of some drugs, including: erythropoiesis, ergot alkaloids (such as dihydro ergotamine, ergotamine), specific drugs for the treatment of irregular heartbeats (such as disopyramide (disopyramide), drondarone, quinidine, , Ranolazine, sirolimus, some cholesterol "statin" drugs (such as lovastatin, simvastatin).

Drugs that can affect the removal of voriconazole from the body and affect its function include: efavirenz, rifamycins (such as rifabutin, rifampin), ritonavir, anticonvulsants (such as carbamazepine, phenobarbital), and St. John's wort.

 

Special warnings and precautions while taking voriconazole

Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking this medicine:

  • If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
  • If you have any liver or kidney problems.
  • If you have a heart problem or arrhythmia.
  • If you have a blood disorder called porphyria.
  • If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor's prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
  • If you have a history of an allergic reaction to a drug.

 

Side effects of voriconazole

All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away shortly after taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed.

Blurred vision: In this situation, do not drive or use tools.

Headache

Feeling bored and in pain

Diarrhea: Drink plenty of fluids.

 Fever, breathing problems, swelling of the feet and ankles: Tell your doctor if any of these things bother you.

Important Note: Vericonazole may cause rare side effects such as sun damage to the skin, liver problems, blood and pancreas. If you notice any of the following in yourself, you should contact your doctor:

Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes

Persistent stomach pain or disease

Severe skin rash or allergic skin reaction

Unusual bruising or bleeding

Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel may be due to the use of vriconazole.

 

Overdose of voriconazole (drug poisoning)

Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.

If you feel that someone has been poisoned and you have symptoms such as shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting), call the emergency room immediately.

 

Storage conditions of voriconazole

Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.

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