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It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Vorifast.
Vorifast is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in ... View More
Vorifast is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Vorifast may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive. Vorifast may cause blurring of vision or uncomfortable sensitivity to light an... View More
Vorifast is safe to use in patients with kidney disease. No dose adjustment of Vorifast is recommended.
Vorifast should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Vorifast may be needed. Please consult your doctor. Regular moni... View More
Vorifast belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals. It works by stopping the growth of fungus and is used to treat a wide range of fungal infec... View More
Uses of Vorifast
- Severe fungal infections
Side effects of Vorifast
- Abnormal liver function tests
- Slow heart rate
- Altered vision
How to use Vorifast
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Vorifast is to be taken em... View More
How Vorifast works
Vorifast is an antifungal medication. It kills and stops the growth of the fungi by destroying its cell membrane, thereby treating your skin infection.
- Your doctor has prescribed Vorifast to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
- It should be taken one hour before or one hour after a meal.
- Do not take indigestion remedies (antacids) within two hours of taking Vorifast.
- Your doctor may check your liver function before starting treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice yellowing of eyes or skin... View More
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Candidemia, Deep tissue Candida infections, Invasive aspergillosis, Scedosporiosis and Fusariosis
Should be taken on an empty stomach. Take at least 1 hr before or after meals. Infuse IV over 1-2 hr, not to exceed 3 mg/kg/hr
Adult Invasive Aspergillosis, Candidemia, Serious Fungal Infections 6 mg/kg IV q12hr for first 24 hours, then 4 mg/kg IV q12hr or 200 mg PO q12hr ... View More
<12 years: Safety and efficacy not established Child >12 years Invasive Aspergillosis, Candidemia, Serious Fungal Infections 6 mg/kg IV q12hr for f... View More
Hypersensitivity. Co-admin w/ CYP3A4 substrates, terfenadine, astemizole, cisapride, pimozide, quinidine, rifampicin, carbamazepine, long-acting barbitu... View More
Mode of Action
Voriconazole is a triazole antifungal agent which inhibits cytochrome P450-dependent enzymes thereby inhibiting ergosterol synthesis in fungal cell memb... View More
Patient w/ potentially proarrhythmic conditions, risk for acute pancreatitis. Correct electrolyte disturbances e.g. hypokalaemia, hypomagnesaemia and hy... View More
>10% Visual changes (photophobia, color changes, increased or decreased visual acuity, or blurred vision occur in 21%) 1-10% Tachycardia,Hypertensi... View More
Increased prothrombin time w/ oral anticoagulants. May increase plasma concentrations of ciclosporin and tacrolimus, long-acting opiates (e.g. oxycodone... View More
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