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Posaconazole Benefits & Uses

Posaconazole is used to treat the following -

Posaconazole Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Posaconazole

Posaconazole

Posaconazole Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Posaconazole is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Abdominal Pain Mild
  3. Increased Liver Enzymes
  4. Fever Mild
  5. Diarrhoea
  6. Chills
  7. Fatigue Mild
  8. Insomnia Mild
  9. Weight Loss
  10. Infection
  11. Dizziness Mild
  12. Joint aches
  13. Back Pain Mild
  14. Headache Mild
  15. Rash
  16. Constipation Moderate
  17. Shortness of Breath Moderate
  18. Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils)

Posaconazole Related Warnings

Is the use of Posaconazole safe for pregnant women?

Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Posaconazole. It is best to stop taking Posaconazole immediately and inform your doctor if you notice any discomfort.

Moderate

Is the use of Posaconazole safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding may experience severe harmful effects after taking Posaconazole. It should only be taken after medical advice.

Severe

What is the effect of Posaconazole on the Kidneys?

Posaconazole may cause harmful effects on kidney. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

Moderate

What is the effect of Posaconazole on the Liver?

Very few cases of side effects of Posaconazole on the liver have been reported.

Mild

What is the effect of Posaconazole on the Heart?

Posaconazole may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

Mild

Severe Interaction of Posaconazole with Other Drugs

Posaconazole should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Rifabutin

Ritonavir,Lopinavir

    Posaconazole Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Posaconazole unless your doctor advises you to do so -

    1. Heart Disease
    2. Diabetes
    3. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
    4. Calcium Deficiency
    5. Potassium Deficiency
    6. Liver Disease
    7. Kidney Disease

    Frequently asked Questions about Posaconazole

    Is this Posaconazole habit forming or addictive?

    Posaconazole is not addictive in nature.

    No

    Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Posaconazole. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous

    Is it safe?

    Yes, Posaconazole is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    No, Posaconazole cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

    Posaconazole Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Posaconazole

    Taking Posaconazole with food is safe.

    Safe

    Interaction between Alcohol and Posaconazole

    Consumption of alcohol and Posaconazole together may have severe effects on your health.

    Severe
    This medicine data has been created by -
    Vikas Chauhan
    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience

    References

    1. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Noxafil® (posaconazole)
    2. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 795
    3. April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1037-1038
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