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    Voriconazole

    Information about Voriconazole

    Voriconazole uses

    Voriconazole is used in the treatment of serious fungal infections.

    How voriconazole works

    Voriconazole is an antifungal medication. It stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is required for their survival in the human.

    Common side effects of voriconazole

    Nausea, Abdominal pain, Skin rash, Increased liver enzymes

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    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.

    Frequently asked questions for Voriconazole

    Voriconazole

    Q. Is Voriconazole an antibiotic?

    No, Voriconazole is not an antibiotic. It is an antifungal agent used to treat yeast and fungal infections

    Q. Is Voriconazole fungicidal?

    Yes, Voriconazole is fungicidal (it kills fungi by interfering with the cell wall synthesis)

    Q. Is Voriconazole generic?

    Yes, Voriconazole is a generic name. It is available in various trade names

    Q. Is Voriconazole nephrotoxic?

    Yes, it may cause nephrotoxicity (inflammation of the nephron of the kidney). However, inflammation of the kidneys is not a common side effect of Voriconazole

    Q. Does Voriconazole cause hair loss?

    Hair loss is a common side effect of Voriconazole therapy

    Q. Does Voriconazole cause dry mouth or make you tired?

    Voriconazole is not known to cause dry mouth or make you tired

    Q. Is Voriconazole safe?

    Voriconazole is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

    Q. What is Voriconazole used for?

    Voriconazole is an azole antifungal agent used to treat yeast and fungal infections. Voriconazole is used to treat fungal infections of the lungs that spread into the blood stream (invasive aspergillosis). Voriconazole is also used for of the mouth and, food pipe and throat that results in patching of the skin (esophageal candidiasis). Voriconazole is used for yeast infections of the skin, stomach, kidney, bladder, and wounds. Voriconazole is used to treat fungal infection due to Candida sp in non-neutropenic patients (patients without abnormally low white blood cell count), in serious fluconazole-resistant fungal infections due to Candida sp (including C. krusei) and in serious fungal infections caused by Scedosporium sp. or Fusarium sp. (two different species of fungi). It may also be used in life threatening and severe advancing fungal infections

    Q. Is Voriconazole dialyzable?

    Yes, Voriconazole is dialyzable

    Q. How much does Voriconazole cost?

    The price of Voriconazole may vary depending upon the brand prescribed to you.Please read the instruction on the package for the correct price of the product.

    Content on this page was last updated on 21 December, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)