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voriconazole - injection, Vfend

GENERIC NAME: VORICONAZOLE - INJECTION (VOR-i-KON-a-zole)

BRAND NAME(S): Vfend

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USES: Voriconazole is an azole antifungal used to treat a variety of fungal infections.

HOW TO USE: This medicine comes with a Patient Information Leaflet. Read it carefully. Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist any questions that you may have about this medicine.This medication is given by injection into a vein as directed by your doctor, usually every 12 hours. It should be injected slowly over 1 to 2 hours. The dosage is based on your medical condition, response to treatment, and any interacting drugs you may use.If you are giving this medication to yourself at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. Before using, check this product visually for particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.This medication works best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, use this drug at evenly spaced intervals.Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014



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