Compare Ambisome vs. Vfend
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Treats fungal infections.
Effective treatment for severe and otherwise, deadly fungal infections.
Treats fungal infections.
Vfend (voriconazole) is effective at treating many different fungal infections, but it can cause blurry vision and make your eyes more sensitive to light.
- This is a potentially life-saving medication for serious fungal infections.
- May cause less side effects and harm to your kidneys compared to the conventional formulation of the drug and Abelcet.
- Your doctor may be able to give you medicines to prevent or manage any reactions you may have to Ambisome (amphotericin B liposome).
- 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.
- Can only be given as an injection that runs over 1 to 2 hours.
- Can only be given in a hospital or by trained home health care professional.
- The entire treatment can range from 1 to 12 weeks, depending on the severity of your infection.
- Has a lot of side effects like fever, chills, nausea, vomitting, and diarrhea. Your doctor may order regular blood tests to monitor your labs.
- Your body may have an allergic reaction to the drug or the way it is administered.
- 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.
- Severe fungal infections
- Valley Fever
- Cryptococcal Meningitis
- Candidiasis of the esophagus
- Disseminated candidiasis
- Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis
- Aspergillosis prophylaxis
- Febrile neutropenia
- Oropharyngeal candidiasis
- Pulmonary aspergillosis
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44possible side effects
- Low potassium43%
- HIgh glucose23%
- Shortness of breath23%
- Liver labs (alkaline phosphatase) increased22%
- Abnormal kidney function tests (creatinine)22%
- Abnormal kidney function tests (blood urea nitrogen)21%
- Abdominal pain20%
- Low magnesium20%
- Blood product transfusion reaction18%
- Abnormal liver function (bilirubinemia)18%
- Low calcium18%
- Cough increased18%
- Lung disorder18%
- Abnormal liver enzymes (ALT)15%
- Swelling of the hands and feet15%
- Sudden nose bleeds15%
- Life-threatening infection14%
- Low blood pressure14%
- Fluid retention14%
- Blood in urine14%
- Fast heart rate13%
- Fluid in the lungs13%
- Back pain12%
- Chest pain12%
- Low fluid volume12%
- Runny nose11%
- Bleeding in the stomach9%
- High blood pressure8%
- Low oxygen in the lungs8%
- High sodium4%
11possible side effects
- Abnormal vision19%
- Abnormal liver tests3%
- Sensitivity to light2%
- Fast heart rate2%
Risks and risk factors
- Severe allergic reaction
- Injection related side effects
- Kidney injury
- Preexisting kidney disease
- Low magnesium and potassium
- Preexisting low magnesium or potassium
- Changes in blood pressure
- Liver problems
- Blood disorder
- Liver disease
- Abnormal vision or eye sensitivity
- Abnormal heartbeat
- QT prolongation
- Drugs that cause prolonged QT interval
- Abnormal electrolytes
- Gallbladder problems
- History of gallblader disease
- People with severe kidney problems
- Pancreas problems (pancreatitis)
- Skin reaction to light