What Are The Uses Of Voriconazole?
It is used to treat fungal infections mainly in patients with weak immune system (immunocompromised).
Apart from this it is used in patients suffering from invasive candidiasis (infection cause by yeast) and invasive aspergillosis (infection cause by Aspergillus).
Yeast and Aspergillus are types of fungus which upon entering blood steams can lead to fungal infections.
Voriconazole works by clearing the fungal infection from blood stream.
What Are The Side Effects Of Voriconazole?
Some of the common side-effects include:
- Vomiting, nausea, headache
- Peripheral edema,
- Abdominal pain
- Trembling, Dizziness
- Dry mouth
Less common side effects are:
- Visual disturbances such as colour vision change, blurred vision or increased sensitivity to light, enhanced visual perception
- Redness or other discoloration of the skin, blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin.
What Are The Contraindications Of Voriconazole?
Please inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Pregnant or planning for pregnancy, breast feeding
- Hepatic impairment
- Bone Inflammation with Pain
- Hereditary problems of galactose intolerance
- Pro arrhythmic conditions such as cardiomyopathy, bradycardia