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Brand name: Vfend TM

Active ingredients: voriconazole

What it is used for

VFEND is indicated for treatment of the following fungal infections: Invasive aspergillosis. Serious Candida infections (including C. krusei), including oesophageal and systemic Candida infections (hepatosplenic candidiasis, disseminated candidiasis, candidaemia). Serious fungal infections caused by Scedosporium spp and Fusarium spp. Other serious fungal infections, in patients intolerant of, or refractory to, other therapy. *Prophylaxis in patients who are at high risk of developing invasive fungal infections. The indication is based on studies including patients undergoing haematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store at 2 to 8 degrees Celsius
  • Refrigerate
  • Do not Freeze
  • Lifetime is 2 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White to off-white powder, providing a white to off-white suspension when reconstituted.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient voriconazole

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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