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Voriconazole is an antifungal medication. This medicine is used to treat or prevent fungal infections including aspergillosis and candidiasis.
Patients may differ in how slowly or quickly their body breaks down voriconazole due to the function of a certain enzyme called cytochrome P450 2C19 (CYP2C19). A genetic test may be performed to see how a patient’s enzymes function to see if the dose of medicine should be adjusted.
Patients receiving voriconazole may have regular blood draws to check voriconazole and electrolyte levels in the blood and monitor liver and kidney function. Patients taking this medicine for more than 28 days should also have tests to monitor vision and eye function.
May be taken as a tablet by mouth
May be taken as a liquid by mouth
May be given as a liquid into a vein by IV or injection
Not all patients who take voriconazole will experience these side effects. Common side effects are in bold, but there may be others. Please report all suspected side effects to your doctor or pharmacist.
Be sure to discuss these and other recommendations with your doctor or pharmacist.