Vfend

(voriconazole)

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Treats fungal infections.

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Vfend (voriconazole) is effective at treating many different fungal infections, but it can cause blurry vision and make your eyes more sensitive to light.

Quick facts about Vfend
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (voriconazole)
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 60 200mg tablets
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Upsides

  • Vfend (voriconazole) is good for treating infections caused by many different types of fungi.
  • Available as a generic, and in both tablet and liquid form.
  • Vfend (voriconazole) is the antifungal drug of choice to treat Aspergillosis infection.
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Downsides

  • Vfend (voriconazole) can cause blurry vision and sensitity to bright lights.
  • Vfend (voriconazole) cannot be taken with food.
  • Your skin may become more sensitive to the sun while taking Vfend (voriconazole). Make sure to use sunscreen or wear protective layers.
  • Vfend (voriconazole) has a lot of drug interactions.
  • Vfend (voriconazole) isn't absorbed in the same way by everyone, so you'll probably need to get regular blood tests while taking it.
Prices and discounts
Lowest price for 60 200mg tablets
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$515.15
How it works

Vfend (voriconazole) is an antifungal medicine. It prevents yeast and fungi from reproducing their protective outer cell wall.

Quick facts about Vfend
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (voriconazole)

Used for

  • Aspergillosis
  • Candidemia
  • Candidiasis of the esophagus

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Liquid
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What to expect when you take Vfend (voriconazole) for Fungal infection

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Side effect rates for Vfend (voriconazole)

1655 
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Risks and Warnings for Vfend (voriconazole)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Blood disorder
    • Liver disease

    People taking Vfend (voriconazole) might experience serious (but rarely fatal) liver reactions like liver inflammation or yellowing of the skin. These side effects usually go away once the medication is stopped. Call your doctor right away if you have signs of liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, loss of appetite, upset stomach, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.

Common concerns from people taking Vfend (voriconazole)

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Interactions
  • A type of abnormal heartbeat (prolonged QT interval) can occur then taking Vfend (voriconazole). Call your doctor right away if you have a fast heartbeat, a heartbeat that does not feel normal, or if you pass out.
  • Vfend (voriconazole) has a lot of drug interactions.
Food
  • Take at least 1 hour before or 1 hour after a meal.