Noxafil

(posaconazole)

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Treats and prevents fungal infections.

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Noxafil (posaconazole) works against many different fungal infections, but may require close follow-up for potential side effects and drug interactions.

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Quick facts about Noxafil
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Upsides

  • Noxafil (posaconazole) works against more types of fungal infections than other medications like it.
  • Available in liquid form if you have difficulty swallowing pills.
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Downsides

  • Available as brand version only so may be more expensive than other medications like it.
  • Noxafil (posaconazole) has many drug interactions.
  • The pill and liquid forms are not readily interchangeable without your doctor's help.
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How it works

Noxafil (posaconazole) is an antifungal medication that prevents yeast and fungi from reproducing.

Quick facts about Noxafil
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available

Used for

  • Prevention of fungal infection.
  • Treatment of fungal infection in the mouth or throat

Dosage forms

  • Extended release pill
  • Liquid
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What to expect when you take Noxafil (posaconazole) for Prevention of fungal infection

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  • Possible side effects
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Rash
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Side effect rates for Noxafil (posaconazole)

From 557 clinical trials of Noxafil when taken for oral fungal infection
  • Diarrhea
    10%10%
  • Nausea
    9%9%
  • Headache
    8%8%
  • Vomiting
    7%7%
  • Fever
    6%6%
  • Abdominal pain
    5%5%
  • Low white blood cells
    4%4%
  • Fatigue
    3%3%
  • Herpes simplex
    3%3%
  • Lung infection
    3%3%
  • Coughing
    3%3%
  • Rash
    3%3%
  • Anorexia
    2%2%
  • Weakness
    2%2%
  • Low red blood cells
    2%2%
  • Increased sweating
    2%2%
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Risks and Warnings for Noxafil (posaconazole)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • QT prolongation
    • Arrhythmia
    • Drugs that cause prolonged QT interval
    • Abnormal electrolytes

    Noxafil (posaconazole) can sometimes cause a type of abnormal heartbeat called polonged QT interval. Call your doctor right away if you experience irregular heartbeats, lightheadedness, or fainting spells.

Common concerns from people taking Noxafil (posaconazole)

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Interactions
  • Noxafil (posaconazole) has many drug interactions.
Food
  • Take with food or within 20 minutes of of a full meal.
Kidneys and liver
  • Noxafil (posaconazole) should not be used by people with impaired kidney function. If you have a history of kidney problems, talk to your doctor to see if this drug is right for you.