Voriconazole: Uses, Side Effects

Voriconazole is an antifungal medicine.

Voriconazole is used to treat infections caused by yeast or other types of fungus.

Important Information

Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using. Many drugs can interact, and some drugs should not be used together.

Voriconazole may cause vision changes such as blurred vision and sensitivity to light. Wear sunglasses during the day to protect your eyes from bright light. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.

Avoid exposure to sunlight or tanning beds. Voriconazole can make you more sensitive to sunlight or cause a serious skin reaction, including lesions that may lead to skin cancer. Wear protective clothing and use sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) when you are outdoors.

Do not use voriconazole if you are pregnant. It could harm the unborn baby. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are using voriconazole.

Voriconazole can interact with certain birth control pills, which may increase side effects. Ask your doctor about the best form of birth control to use during treatment with voriconazole.

It may not be safe to breast-feed while using this medicine. Ask your doctor about any risk.

Voriconazole is not approved for use by anyone younger than 2 years old.

Side Effects

Commonly reported side effects of voriconazole include:

  • blurred vision,
  • vision color changes,
  • visual disturbance,
  • and enhanced visual perception.

Other side effects include:

  • fever,
  • nausea,
  • skin rash,
  • vomiting,
  • and chills.


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