molecule

Voriconazole

Molecule Description

Voriconazole is a Triazole antifungal medication. It is generally used to treat ...
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uses

Uses of Voriconazole

To treat severe and systemic fungal infections caused by aspergillus, fusarium and candida fungus such as esophageal candidiasis infection, which may cause white patches in the mouth and throat. Other...
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contraindications

Contraindications of Voriconazole

When should one not use Voriconazole

Allergic to the medicine or its content.
sideEffects

Side effects of Voriconazole

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Swelling (inflammation) of the cavities of the face
  • Skin rashes
  • Constipation, diarrhea or digestive problems
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Yellowish discoloration
  • Headache
  • Vision problems
  • Fever
  • Swelling in your hands
  • Ankles or feet
  • Sleep disturbances
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Voriconazole

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Voriconazole during pregnancy?
A:
Use of this medicine during pregnancy should be avoided as it may affect the baby.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Voriconazole while breastfeeding?
A:
Use of this medicine in breastfeeding is not recommended as it may pass into breast milk.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Voriconazole?
A:
This medicine may cause blurred vision. Do not drive unless you feel well.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Voriconazole?
A:
Drinking alcohol can increase the risk of severe liver problems.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Increased sensitivity to sunlight
  • If you have sudden blindness or pain upon moving the eyes
  • Fluoride deposits in bone
  • Bone inflammation with pain
  • Heart diseases
  • Prolonged Q-T interval on ECG
  • Abnormal ECG with QT changes from birth
  • Hardening of the liver or abnormal liver function tests
  • Swelling (inflammation) of the pancreas
  • Low amount of magnesium, potassium and calcium in the blood
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Voriconazole

How Does It Work?

The primary mode of action is the inhibition of certain chemicals essential for fungal cell growth.
interactions

Interactions of Voriconazole

Interactions with other medicines

Voriconazole has interactions with numerous medications. Do not take this without a physician’s advice.

Interactions with food items

Avoid taking this medicine along with food. The food will make it easier for your body to absorb the medicine.
dietaryRestrictions

Dietary Restrictions of Voriconazole

No information is available on dietary restrictions while you are taking Voriconazole, consult your doctor or pharmacist for further information.
dosage

Dosage of Voriconazole

Overdose

Seek emergency medical attention or ask for help if you think you have used too much of this medicine. Overdose symptoms may include vision problems, excessive mouth salivation, weakness, loss of bala...
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Missed a Dose

Take the missed dose as early as you remember. Skip the missed dose and do not take extra medicine to compensate for the missed dose.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Rukman Mecca

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What should be discussed with my healthcare provider before taking this medicine?

A: You should not use Voriconazole if you are allergic to it, tell the list of medications you are using and discuss your present health conditions with your doctor before taking medicine.

Q: When and how to consume medicine?

A: Take this at least one hour before or after eating a meal. Before using this medicine, shake the oral suspension (liquid) correctly to measure a dose. Measure the liquid to be taken with a given dose measuring spoon or cup. Take the exact amount of the medicine as prescribed by your doctor.
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)

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