Information about Voriconazole

Voriconazole Uses

Voriconazole is used in the treatment of severe fungal infections.

How Voriconazole works

Voriconazole is an antifungal medication. It kills and stops the growth of the fungi by destroying its cell membrane, thereby treating your skin infection.

Common side effects of Voriconazole

Headache, Nausea, Rash, Vomiting, Altered vision, Slow heart rate, Hallucination, Abnormal liver function tests
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Available Medicine for Voriconazole

VorierZydus Cadila
2747 to ₹42992 variant(s)
VoritrolLupin Ltd
2034 to ₹23082 variant(s)
VorizolNatco Pharma Ltd
2376 to ₹36283 variant(s)
VorazeSun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
2654 to ₹34323 variant(s)
VosicazGlenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd
3117 to ₹39382 variant(s)
VerzDr Reddy's Laboratories Ltd
868 to ₹42723 variant(s)
VoritekCipla Ltd
1826 to ₹38413 variant(s)
VonazUnited Biotech Pvt Ltd
2599 to ₹31503 variant(s)
VfendPfizer Ltd
3578 to ₹140453 variant(s)
VoritropIntas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
1812 to ₹49602 variant(s)

Expert advice for Voriconazole

  • Your doctor has prescribed Voriconazole to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • It should be taken one hour before or one hour after a meal.
  • Do not take indigestion remedies (antacids) within two hours of taking Voriconazole.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function before starting treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, or stomach pain.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions for Voriconazole

Voriconazole

Q. What is Voriconazole? What is it used for?

Voriconazole is a prescription medicine that belongs to a class of medicines known as antifungals. It is used to treat certain serious fungal infections in your blood and body such as aspergillosis, esophageal candidiasis, Scedosporium, Fusarium, and candidemia. Voriconazole effectively relieves these infections in adults and children aged 2 years and above.

Q. Is Voriconazole effective?

Voriconazole is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Voriconazole too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Voriconazole?

If you have missed a dose of Voriconazole, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take it in the regular schedule instead of taking the missed dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. What should I know before taking Voriconazole?

Before taking Voriconazole, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to Voriconazole or any of its ingredients to avoid any allergic reactions. Let your doctor know if you have any problems with your heart, liver or kidneys and if you are suffering from diabetes as Voriconazole contains sugar. Inform your doctor about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding to prevent any harmful effects on the baby.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Voriconazole?

Driving or anything requiring concentration must be avoided while taking Voriconazole. This is because Voriconazole may cause changes in your vision such as blurring or sensitivity to light. Moreover, Voriconazole may make you sensitive to sunlight and increases the chances of getting a sunburn. If you get a sunburn, please contact your doctor immediately.

Q. How should Voriconazole be stored?

Voriconazole tablets or liquid form must be stored at a temperature of 59°F to 86°F (15°C to 30°C). Do not refrigerate or freeze. The liquid or suspension form should be thrown away (discarded) after 14 days. Voriconazole must be stored in a tightly closed container. Any outdated (expired) medicine must be discarded. Voriconazole must be kept out of reach of children to avoid misuse.

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