Posaconazole is an
anti-fungal medication which works by interfering with the growth of fungi. It
is used to treat fungal infection and may also be used to prevent fungal
infection in patients after transplant or in patients with weak immunity.
Common side effects include:
If you experience any of these symptoms, or if the symptoms persist or get worse, please inform your doctor.
Rare but serious side effects include:
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
Liver problems: signs include dark urine, light-coloured stools, yellowing of the white of your eyes or skin (jaundice). Severe nausea, vomiting and loss of appetite may also be experienced in severe liver problems.
Pancreas problems: signs include severe abdominal pain or back pain, severe nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite.
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
Posaconazole can have interaction when taken with other medications. These include:
However, this list of medications is non-exhaustive. Hence, please inform your doctor of all medications (including over-the counter (OTC) medications) you are taking prior to starting posaconazole and any new medications while on posaconazole treatment.
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.
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