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Updated on 24 Apr 2024

Learn more about posaconazole

What dosages is posaconazole available in?

What dosages is posaconazole available in?

posaconazole is available as a 100 mg oral tablet and a 200 mg/5 ml oral suspension.

What is posaconazole used for?

What is posaconazole used for?

posaconazole is an antifungal and is used to treat the following:
Treatment of oral thrush of the mouth and throat (liquid suspension only)
Prevention of serious fungal infections caused by Candida and Aspergillus (all forms)

How does posaconazole work?

How does posaconazole work?

posaconazole is an antifungal medication that slows the growth of the fungus causing your infection by damaging the protective outer layer of the fungus.

How do I take posaconazole?

How do I take posaconazole?

posaconazole is typically taken as follows. On the first day, take 3 tablets (300 mg total) of posaconazole by mouth twice a day with food. After that, take 3 tablets (300 mg total) by mouth once a day with food. You will take this dose until your risk of getting a fungal infection is lower.

Is it safe for me to take posaconazole?

Is it safe for me to take posaconazole?

posaconazole is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you. You should not use this medication if you have:
Known hypersensitivity to posaconazole or other azole antifungal agents.
Coadministration with certain medications that affect its metabolism, such as pimozide and quinidine.
posaconazole oral suspension is contraindicated in patients with known or suspected Hereditary Fructose Intolerance (HFI).

posaconazole Common Side Effects

posaconazole Common Side Effects

  • Common side effects of posaconazole:
  • Diarrhea
  • Low potassium levels
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Nosebleeds
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting
  • Chills
  • Swelling of the arms or legs
  • posaconazole Serious Side Effects

    posaconazole Serious Side Effects

    Serious side effects are rare with posaconazole. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

    Dangerous drug interactions
    Liver damage
    Heart arrhythmias (heart rhythm problems)

    Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on posaconazole

    Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on posaconazole

    The following medications may interact with posaconazole:

  • Rifabutin, phenytoin, efavirenz, cimetidine, esomeprazole: Avoid coadministration unless the benefit outweighs the risks.
  • Other drugs metabolized by CYP3A4: Consider dosage adjustment and monitor for adverse effects and toxicity.
  • Digoxin: Monitor digoxin plasma concentrations.
  • Fosamprenavir and metoclopramide: Monitor for breakthrough fungal infections.
  • Who makes posaconazole?

    Who makes posaconazole?

    Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

    Is posaconazole safe in pregnancy?

    Is posaconazole safe in pregnancy?

    Based on findings from animal data, posaconazole may cause fetal harm when administered to pregnant
    women. You should talk to your healthcare provider before taking this medication if you are pregnant.

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