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Voriconazole (voriconazole)

What is Voriconazole and what is it used for?

Voriconazole contains the active substance voriconazole. Voriconazole is an antifungal medicine. It works by killing or stopping the growth of the fungi that cause infections.

It is used for the treatment of patients (adults and children over the age of 2) with:

  • Invasive aspergillosis (a type of fungal infection due to Aspergillus sp)
  • Candidaemia (another type of fungal infection due to Candida sp) in non-neutropenic patients (patients without abnormally low white blood cells count)
  • Serious invasive Candida sp. infections when the fungus is resistant to fluconazole (another antifungal medicine)
  • Serious fungal infections caused by Scedosporium sp. or Fusarium sp. (two different species of fungi)

Voriconazole is intended for patients with worsening, possibly life-threatening, fungal infections.

Voriconazole is also indicated for the prevention of fungal infections in high risk bone marrow transplant recipients.

Voriconazole can only be obtained with a prescription and should only be taken under the supervision of a doctor.

 

Reference information

If you would like to see the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL) or Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC) for Voriconazole these can be found at the electronic Medicines Compendium (eMC).

 

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