Isavuconazonium Sulfate

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Pronounced

"EYE-sa-vue-KOE-na-ZOE-nee-um"

Common brand names:

Cresemba

Uses

This medication is used to treat certain serious fungal infections. This medication is known as an azole antifungal. It works by stopping the growth of fungi.

How to Use This Medication

Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using this medication and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

This medication is given by injection into a vein as directed by your doctor, usually every 8 hours for the first 6 doses (48 hours). Then 12 to 24 hours after the first 6 doses, it will be given once daily. This medication should be injected slowly over 1 hour.

If you are using this medication at home, learn all preparation and usage instructions from your health care professional. You should use an in-line filter with this medication. It is normal for this product to have white particles in the liquid. Before using, check this product visually for other particles or discoloration. If either is present, do not use the liquid. Learn how to store and discard medical supplies safely.

This medication works best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, use this drug at evenly spaced intervals.

Continue to use this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not improve or if it worsens.

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