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Vfend (Voriconazole)

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    Description

    Vfend (voriconazole) is a medication used for the treatment of certain fungal infections in adults and pediatrics who are at least 2 years old. 

    Directions

    Follow your prescription's instructions. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about any questions you may have. 

    Vfend is available in 50 mg tablets, 200 mg tablets, and a 40 mg/mL oral suspension.

    Maintenance Dose in Adults Who Weigh 40 kg or More

    200 mg by mouth every 12 hours

    Maintenance Dose in Adults Who Weigh Less Than 40 kg

    100 mg or 150 mg by mouth every 12 hours

    Maintenance Dose in Pediatric Patients Who are 2 Years Old to Less Than 12 Years Old

    9 mg per kg by mouth every 12 hours (maximum 350 mg every 12 hours)

    Maintenance Dose in Pediatric Patients Who are 12 to 14 Years Old and Weigh Less Than 50 kg

    9 mg per kg by mouth every 12 hours (maximum 350 mg every 12 hours)

    Maintenance Dose in Pediatric Patients Who are 12 to 14 Years Old and Weigh 50 kg or More:

    Use adult dose

    Maintenance Dose in Pediatric Patients Who are 15 Years Old and Older

    Use adult dose

    The dose may be adjusted in adults who have liver or kidney problems.

    Store Vfend tablets and oral suspension at room temperature. Discard the suspension after 14 days.

    Before using the suspension, shake the bottle for about 10 seconds. Use the oral dropper supplied with the oral suspension.

    Ingredients

    Voriconazole is the active ingredient in Vfend. 

    Croscarmellose sodium, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, povidone, pregelatinized starch, and a coating containing hypromellose, lactose monohydrate, titanium dioxide, and triacetin are the inactive ingredients in Vfend tablets.

    Anhydrous citric acid, colloidal silicon dioxide, natural orange flavor, sodium benzoate, sodium citrate dihydrate, sucrose, titanium dioxide, and xanthan gum are the inactive ingredients in the Vfend oral suspension.

    Contraindications

    Do not take Vfend if you are allergic to voriconazole or any of the other ingredients or excipients in Vfend.

    Do not take Vfend with pimozide, quinidine, sirolimus, or ivabradine as drug interactions may occur and cause serious reactions. Ask your doctor if you are unsure whether or not you take any of these medications.

    Do not take Vfend with rifampin, carbamazepine, long-acting barbiturates, efavirenz, ritonavir, rifabutin, ergot alkaloids, and St. John's Wort as this may cause the medication not to work well. Ask your doctor if you are unsure whether or not you take any of these medications.

    Do not take Vfend with naloxegol, tolvaptan, and lurasidone as drug interactions may occur and cause serious reactions. Ask your doctor if you are unsure whether or not you take any of these medications.

    Do not take Vfend with venetoclax at the start of and during the ramp up phase in patients who have chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL) as drug interactions may occur and cause serious reactions. Ask your doctor if you are unsure whether or not you take venetoclax.

    Cautions

    • Before you start treatment with Vfend, discuss the following with your doctor:
      • Your allergies
      • Your health problems
      • All the medications you take, including prescription, over-the-counter, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
      • If you are pregnant, think you are pregnant, or plan to get pregnant
      • If you are nursing or plan to nurse your baby
    • Vfend can cause liver dysfunction or injury. Liver function should be monitored.
    • Vfend can cause arrhythmias and QT prolongation. Discuss any risks with your doctor.
    • Vfend can cause vision problems. Your vision should be checked if you're taking Vfend for more than 28 days.
    • Vfend can cause severe exfoliative cutaneous reactions.
    • Vfend can cause photosensitivity. You should avoid sunlight exposure and use protective clothing and sunscreen with a high SPF. 
    • Vfend can cause kidney problems or injury. Kidney function should be monitored.
    • Vfend can cause adrenal dysfunction.
    • Vfend can cause harm to an unborn baby.
    • Vfend can cause electrolyte abnormalities. 
    • Vfend can cause pancreatitis. 
    • Vfend can cause skeletal reactions such as fluorosis and periostitis. 
    • Vfend can cause intolerance to galactose. Do not take Vfend if you have glucose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency, or glucose-galactose malabsorption.

    Side Effects

    The most common side effects observed in adult patients include vision problems, fever, nausea, rash, vomiting, chills, headache, abnormal liver function tests, rapid heart rate, and hallucinations.

    The most common side effects observed in pediatric patients include vision problems, fever, vomiting, nosebleeds, nausea, rash, stomach pain, diarrhea, high blood pressure, low potassium levels in the blood, cough, headache, low platelet levels, abnormal ALT, low blood pressure, peripheral edema, high blood glucose levels, rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, low calcium levels in the blood, low phosphorus levels in the blood, abnormal LFT, mucosal inflammation, eye discomfort in the presence of bright lights, abdominal distention, constipation, dizziness, hallucinations, coughing up blood, low albumin levels, low magnesium levels in the blood, kidney problems, and upper respiratory tract infection.

    If you experience side effects that concern you or will not go away, let your doctor know right away.

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    You can buy Vfend online at a competitive price with a valid prescription at Canada Pharmacy.

    Reference:

    1. Vfend (voriconazole). New York, NY: Pfizer, Inc.; 2022.


    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 9749

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