voriconazole - oral suspension, Vfend

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GENERIC NAME: VORICONAZOLE - ORAL SUSPENSION (vor-ih-CON-ah-zole)

BRAND NAME(S): Vfend

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

USES: Voriconazole is an azole-type 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.Shake the bottle well before taking each dose. Use the oral dispenser supplied with the medication to measure out each dose carefully.Take this medication by mouth on an empty stomach (at least 1 hour before or after a meal) usually twice daily, or as directed by your doctor. The dose and duration of treatment depend on your condition and response to therapy.Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished. Stopping the medication too early may result in reinfection.Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.

SIDE EFFECTS: Fever, chills, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, flushing and headache may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: vision changes (e.g., blurring, color vision changes), sensitivity of eyes to light (photophobia).Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes, sun sensitivity, change in the amount of urine, easy bleeding or bruising, bone/muscle/joint pain.Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: severe dizziness, fainting, fast/irregular heartbeat.This drug may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) liver problems. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects occur: yellowing eyes or skin, dark urine, unusual fatigue, stomach/abdominal pain.A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

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