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Posaconazole Oral Suspension and a High-Fat Diet

Posaconazole is a medicine used to prevent and treat fungal infections. Your child may get this medicine as an oral liquid (suspension). The body absorbs this medicine best when it is taken with high-fat meals or snacks. Your child should have high-fat foods with each dose of posaconazole suspension for the medicine to work correctly.

Give each dose of posaconazole suspension during or right after a meal that includes at least 14 grams of fat.

High-fat foods

Pick foods with 14 grams of fat or foods that add up to 14 grams of fat per serving. Use the list below. Or use the food label found on food packages to know the number of fat grams in a food. When reading food labels, look at both serving size and total fat grams.

Follow your care team’s instructions for food and medication timing and when it is OK to return to a normal meal plan.

Examples of high-fat foods Grams of fat
Cheeseburger / Hamburger (1) 29 / 22
Hot dog (1) 26
Sausage biscuit (1) 25
Grilled cheese (1) 25
Muffin (large) / scone (1) 24 / 22
Cheesecake (1 slice) 21
Regular or BBQ corn chips 20
Pepperoni pizza / cheese pizza (1 slice) 19 / 14
Macaroni and Cheese (Kraft 1 cup with margarine and 2% milk) 19
Chicken nuggets (5 nuggets) 17
Pecan pie / sweet potato pie (1 slice) 28 / 17
Peanut Butter (2 Tablespoons) 16
Corndog (1 serving) 15
French fries (3 ounces) 14
Ramen Noodles (1 package) 14
Oreo cookies (6 cookies) 14
Soup: broccoli cheese / clam chowder / corn chowder (8 ounces) 13
Pancake and sausage on a stick (1) 13
Milkshake (8 ounces) 12
Neocate Splash (8 ounces) 12
Mozzarella string cheese (whole milk, 2 pieces) 12
Chocolate cake (1 slice) 11
Ensure Plus (8 ounces) 11
Taco (1) 10
French toast sticks (3 sticks) 10
Hashbrown (1 patty) 9
Pediasure (8 ounces) 9
Whole milk / 2% milk (8 ounces) 8 / 5
Plain full fat (whole milk) yogurt (1 cup) 8
Microlipid (1 Tablespoon) 7.5
Ice cream (1/2 cup) 7
Ensure (8 ounces) 6
Hard cooked egg (1) 5
Boost (8 ounces) 4

Unit conversions: 8 ounces (oz) = 1 cup; 6 oz = ¾ cup; 2 oz = ¼ cup
Note: Serving size and number of fat grams will vary by brand and cooking method.

Food label illustration

Read food labels to find the amount of fat in each serving.

Tips for choosing foods higher in fat

In general, choose these foods to increase the fat in your child’s diet:

Grains: cookies, cakes, pies, donuts, biscuits, waffles, pancakes, potato chips, tortilla chips, snack crackers
Dairy products: whole milk and 2% dairy foods, full fat cheese, sour cream, butter, ghee, heavy or whipping cream and full fat dairy alternatives
Proteins: egg yolks, meat with visible fat, bologna, sausage, bacon, spareribs, live and other organ meat, chicken and turkey with skin, tuna packed in oil, any fried meat, fatty fish such as cod, trout and salmon
Fruit and vegetables: avocado, coconut, fried vegetables, or fruit dipped in chocolate
Other foods: chocolate, nuts, nut butter, mayonnaise, gravy, cream sauces, regular salad dressing, cooking oil, and lard

Eating a balanced diet is important for your child’s health. Talk to your care team about your child’s nutrition needs.

Key Points

  • Posaconazole suspension should be given with a high-fat meal or snack.
  • A high-fat meal or snack contains 14 grams or more of fat.
  • Check food labels to know how much fat a food has.
  • Talk to your care team if you have questions about your child’s diet or how to give medicine.

Reviewed: September 2022