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Vfend Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is voriconazole (Vfend)?
- What are the possible side effects of voriconazole (Vfend)?
- What is the most important information I should know about voriconazole (Vfend)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking voriconazole (Vfend)?
- How should I take voriconazole (Vfend)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Vfend)?
- What happens if I overdose (Vfend)?
- What should I avoid while taking voriconazole (Vfend)?
- What other drugs will affect voriconazole (Vfend)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Vfend)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Vfend)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Overdose symptoms may include vision problems, excessive mouth watering, enlarged pupils, weakness, loss of balance, shortness of breath, or seizure (convulsions).
What should I avoid while taking voriconazole (Vfend)?
Voriconazole may cause changes in vision including blurred vision and sensitivity to light. Wear sunglasses during the day to protect your eyes from bright light. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to have clear vision.
Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Voriconazole can make you sunburn more easily. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.
What other drugs will affect voriconazole (Vfend)?
Many drugs can interact with voriconazole. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- clopidogrel (Plavix);
- cyclosporine (Sandimmune, Neoral);
- phenytoin (Dilantin);
- prednisolone (Orapred, Pediapred, Predalone, Veripred, and others);
- tacrolimus (Prograf);
- warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven);
- birth control pills;
- medication to treat HIV or AIDS, especially efavirenz (Atripla, Sustiva);
- alfentanil (Alfenta) or fentanyl (Abstral, Actiq, Fentora, Duragesic, Lazanda, Onsolis);
- omeprazole (Prilosec) and other stomach acid reducers;
- cancer medicine such as vinblastine (Velban), vincristine (Oncovin), or vinorelbine (Navelbine);
- methadone (Diskets, Methadose, Dolophine) or oxycodone (OxyContin, Combunox, Roxicodone, Percocet);
- non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Naprelan, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch, Pennsaid, Solareze), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others;
- tranquilizers or sedatives such as alprazolam (Xanax), midazolam (Versed), triazolam (Halcion), and others;
- cholesterol-lowering medicines such as atorvastatin (Lipitor, Caduet), lovastatin (Mevacor), pravastatin (Pravachol), or simvastatin (Zocor, Simcor, Vytorin);
- heart or blood pressure medicine such as amlodipine (Norvasc, Caduet, Exforge, Lotrel, Tekamlo, Tribenzor, Twynsta, Amturnide), felodipine (Plendil), nicardipine (Cardene), nifedipine (Nifedical, Procardia), and others; or
- an oral diabetes medicine such as glipizide (Glucotrol, Metaglip), glyburide (DiaBeta, Micronase, Glucovance), or tolbutamide (Orinase).
This list is not complete and there are many other drugs that can interact with voriconazole. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about voriconazole.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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- Vfend Drug Interactions Center: voriconazole oral
- Vfend Side Effects Center
- Vfend Overview including Precautions
- Vfend FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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