Medications


Voriconazole Oral Tablet

Brands: Vfend

Uses

For treating fungal infections.

Instructions

Take the medicine on an empty stomach.

Do not eat or drink for 1 hour after taking this medicine.

It is very important that you take the medicine at about the same time every day. It will work best if you do this.

Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.

This medicine may cause you to become more sensitive to the sun. Use sunscreen or wear protective clothing when you are exposed to the sun.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines.

Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.

Do not suddenly stop taking this medicine. Check with your doctor before stopping.

Keep using this medicine for the full number of days that it is prescribed. Do not stop the medicine even if you start to feel better.

It is very important that you follow your doctor's instructions for all blood tests.

Cautions

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Some patients taking this medicine have experienced serious side effects. Please speak with your doctor to understand the risks and benefits associated with this medicine.

This medicine may cause blurry vision or increased sensitivity to light. Avoid driving at night.

Please check with your doctor before drinking alcohol while on this medicine.

Contact your doctor if you notice a change in the amount or darkening of your urine.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant while on this medicine, contact your doctor immediately.

Do not start or stop any other medicines without first speaking to your doctor or pharmacist.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • diarrhea
  • headaches
  • liver problems
  • nausea and vomiting
  • red, burning, or itchy skin
  • stomach upset or abdominal pain
  • increased risk of sunburn
  • blurring or changes of vision

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • change in behavior
  • bleeding or bruising
  • bone pain
  • chest pain
  • swelling of the legs, feet, and hands
  • fever
  • swelling in the neck or throat
  • hallucinations (unusual thoughts, seeing or hearing things that are not real)
  • fast or irregular heart beats
  • signs of liver damage (such as yellowing of eye or skin, dark urine, or unusual tiredness)
  • red, peeling or blistering skin
  • light colored stool
  • severe or persistent vomiting

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

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Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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