Vfend is an oral tablet made up of an azole antifungal drug called voriconazole. We carry both the brand choice and generic alternative of this medication in 200mg!
Vfend is prescribed to patients to treat fungal infections. Commonly known fungal infections include athlete’s foot, yeast infections, ringworm, nail fungus, oral thrush, and diaper rash. Fungal infections can be mild (like a rash or mild respiratory infection) or they can be severe (like fungal pneumonia or bloodstream infection).
Vfend (voriconazole) is effective at treating fungal infections because of its ability to stop the growth of the fungi to allow the immune system to clear the infection much faster and easier.
Take Vfend exactly the way your doctor has prescribed it to you. Directions can typically be found on your prescription label. If you still do not understand how to correctly take this medication, consult your doctor.
Vfend should be taken at least 1 hour prior or 1 hour following a meal. Vfend is commonly taken every 12 hours to equal a total of two doses per day. Your individual dose will be determined by your doctor and based off your medical condition, weight, response to treatment, and other medications you may be taking.
Do not use Vfend (voriconazole)
Do not use Vfend if you are allergic to voriconazole.
Do not use Vfend if you are pregnant.
Do not use Vfend if you are under the age of 2 years old.
Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required
Tell your doctor, before starting treatment, if you also use carbamazepine, cisapride, efavirenz, pimozide, quinidine, rifabutin, rifampin, ritonavir, sirolimus, St. John's wort, certain barbiturates (mephobarbital, phenobarbital), or "ergot" migraine headache medicines (dihydroergotamine, ergotamine, ergonovine, methylergonovine).
To ensure this medication is safe for you, tell your doctor about all medical conditions, including if you have ever had heart disease, or a heart rhythm disorder, high or low levels of calcium, potassium, or magnesium in your blood, liver or kidney disease, or trouble digesting sugar or dairy products.
This medication can harm an unborn baby; use effective birth control while being treated with Vfend. If you become pregnant during treatment; consult your doctor right away.
Voriconazole can interact with certain birth control pills however; it will not decrease effectiveness but may increase side effects and their severity. Consult your doctor about which birth control methods post the littlest risk when mixed with Voriconazole.
It may not be safe to breastfeed while being treated with Vfend. Do not breastfeed while on this medication unless your doctor has recommended it.
Common side effects of Vfend (voriconazole) may include:
vision changes; rash; headache, hallucinations; fast heart rate; nausea, vomiting; or abnormal liver function tests.
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Vfend (voriconazole) may include:
fast or pounding heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, shortness of breath, and sudden dizziness (like you might pass out); a sunburn; vision problems, changes in your color vision; or slow heart rate, weak pulse, fainting, slow breathing.
If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.
Please note this is not a complete list of side effects. Not everyone experiences side effects; they are not guaranteed. If you do have side effects and they become unmanageable, consult your doctor about alternate medications.
Contact your doctor if you notice signs of…
liver problems: nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, flu-like symptoms, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
kidney problems: little or no urinating, painful or difficult urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath.
Voriconazole is a white to light-colored powder that is formed into azole antifungal medications. It is used for the treatment of fungal infections; these are infections caused by fungi, which are eukaryotic organisms. Vfend is approved for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis and esophageal candidiasis (also known as esophageal thrush); however, it may be used for other purposes as well. Vfend comes in many forms; injection, oral tablets, and oral suspension. At My Drug Center, we carry the oral tablets in 200mg, accessible with a valid prescription.
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