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Posaconazole

INFORMATION

Uses

Posaconazole is used in the treatment of serious fungal infections.

How it works

Posaconazole belongs to a class of medication called azole anti-fungals. It kills or stops the growth of certain kind of fungi which are responsible for causing fungal infection.

Common side effects

Cough, Diarrhoea, Fever, Electrolyte imbalance, Headache, Heartburn, Increased sweating, Insomnia, Rash, Itching, Mouth ulcer, Lip ulcer, Nose bleed, Nose pain, Sore throat, Stomach pain, Vomiting, Constipation

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Expert advice

  • Seek medical attention if you have ongoing vomiting or diarrhea while using posaconazole, as it may not be effective during this time.
  • Use effective methods of contraception to avoid pregnancy during posaconazole treatment.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as posaconazole can cause dizziness, sleepiness and blurred vision.

Frequently asked questions

Posaconazole

Q.Is posaconazole soluble or susceptible to hydrolysis?
Posaconazole is soluble but is not naturally susceptible to hydrolysis

Q.Is posaconazole used as a prophylaxis?
Posaconazole may be used on doctor's recommendation for prophylaxis in cancer patients using chemotherapy since they are more susceptible to fungal infections

Q.Where is posaconazole absorbed?
Posaconazole is absorbed in the gut.


Content on this page was last updated on 17 November, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)