Voriconazole (Vfend®, Pfizer) is a triazole antifungal medication used to treat serious fungal infections. It is used to treat invasive fungal infections that are generally seen in patients who are immunocompromised. These infections include invasive candidiasis and aspergillosis. more...
Oral (in tablets or suspension) or intravenous. Voriconzole interacts with many medications, including drugs given to suppress the immune system in transplant patients (e.g. cyclosporine, etc.).
Common side effects include:
- Blurred vision, increased eye sensitivity to light, or other visual changes
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- Swelling or water retention.
Rare but life-threatening side effects include:
- Severe liver damage
- Allergic reactions to the medication
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