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Posaconazole

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Uses

Posaconazole is used in the treatment of serious fungal infections

How it works

Posaconazole stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

Common side effects

Rash, Electrolyte imbalance, Headache, Dizziness, Insomnia, Mouth ulcer, Vomiting, Weakness, Sleepiness, Nausea, Dry mouth, Abdominal pain, Loss of appetite, Dyspepsia, Increased sweating, Fatigue, Sore throat, Fever, Increased liver enzymes, Anorectal pain, Stomach pain, Hypokalemic (decreased potassium level in blood) alkalosis, Itching, Nose pain, Heartburn, Diarrhoea, Decreased appetite, Cough, Altered taste, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Nose bleed, Flatulence, Constipation, Lip ulcer

Available Medicine

  • ₹14512
    MSD Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    1 variant(s)

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 14 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)