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Description

Noxafil is an oral solution made up of an azole antifungal drug called posaconazole. We carry the brand choice of this medication in 40mg/ml!

Noxafil is prescribed to treat fungal infections of the mouth and throat, such as oral thrush. Oral thrush is an infection that causes white creamy lesions to appear (most commonly) on your tongue or inner cheeks and can spread to the roof of your mouth, gums, tonsils, or the back of your throat. These lesions may be red and sore enough to cause pain when swallowing or eating.

Noxafil is effective in treating fungal infections because its active ingredient, posaconazole, is able to stop the growth of the fungi which allows the immune system to fight the infection more easily and much quicker.

Directions

Follow the directions given to you by your doctor; directions from your doctor may be found on your prescription bottle. Additionally, you may call your doctor for a reminder on how to properly take this medication.

Take this medication with food or within 20 minutes of eating a full meal. If you cannot eat a full meal at the time of dosing, take the medicine with a nutritional supplement or an acidic carbonated drink such as ginger ale. Ensure you shake the bottle well before measuring your dose; use only a proper medicine-measuring device and avoid using a household spoon.

Use this medication for the entire prescribed time, even if you feel better. Skipping doses or stopping the medication may increase your risk of infection that may be resistant to medications.

Store this medication at room temperature. Protect from moisture and heat and avoid freezing.

Cautions

Do not use Noxafil (posaconazole)

Do not use Noxafil if you are a person allergic to posaconazole or similar antifungal medicines such as fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, or voriconazole.

Do not use this medication if you are pregnant. Noxafil may harm an unborn baby. If you become pregnant during treatment, consult your doctor right away. Ensure to use effective birth control methods during the time of treatment to lower the chance of pregnancy.

Do not breast feed while using Noxafil.

If you are under the age of 13 years old; you will need to find an alternate medication to use as this medication is not approved for those under 13 years old.

Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required

Your doctor may decide to change your treatment plan if you use cyclosporine, pimozide, quinidine, sirolimus, tacrolimus, cholesterol lowering medicines such as atorvastatin, lovastatin, or simvastatin or ergot medicine such as dihydroergotamine, ergotamine, ergonovine, or methylergonovine.

It is important to tell your doctor before taking Noxafil if you have liver or kidney disease or a personal or family case of long QT syndrome.

Risks

Posaconazole may cause a condition that affects the heart called long QT syndrome. If you notice signs of this condition; contact your doctor right away. Your risk for this condition may increase if you take other drugs that also raise this risk; tell your doctor about all other medications you use before using Noxafil.

Before having surgery, tell all of your healthcare professionals exactly what medications you are on. Including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products.

This medication may make you dizzy; consider avoiding hazardous activity until you clearly understand how this medication affects you.

This medication could affect your electrolyte levels and your liver. Watch for indications of these problems and contact your doctor right away if notice any signs. (see side effects).

Side Effects

Common side effects of Noxafil (posaconazole) may include:

diarrhea, nausea, vomiting; low potassium (an electrolyte); headache; fever; or cough.

The above side effects should not alarm you.

Serious side effects of Noxafil (posaconazole) may include:

fast or pounding heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, shortness of breath, and sudden dizziness (like you might pass out); swelling in an arm or leg; or shortness of breath;

If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.

Contact your doctor if you notice signs of…

liver problems: nausea, vomiting, itching, feeling tired, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

electrolyte imbalance: leg cramps, constipation, dizziness, irregular heartbeats, increased thirst or urination, feeling jittery, muscle spasms or contractions, muscle weakness, numbness or tingling, cough or choking feeling.

Long QT syndrome: chest palpitations, shortness of breath or chest pain, lightheadedness that comes and goes, nearly fainting or fainting, or cardiac arrest.

FAQs

Is this product safe for children?

This product is not approved for children under the age of 13.

What is the average dose for an adult with oral thrush?

The average dose for an adult with oral thrush (invasive candida infection/fungal infection) is 200 mg (5 mL) three times a day; a total of 600mg per day.

How should I store this medication?

The oral liquid Noxafil should be kept at room temperature and kept in an area with a low risk of moisture and heat. Avoid freezing this medication. Storing this medication properly can help extend the shelf life of the medicine.

How long until I feel relief after using Noxafil?

Usually within 2 weeks you should feel relief using Noxafil