Posaconazole

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Pronounced

"poe-sa-KONE-a-zole"

Common brand names:

Posanol

Uses

Posaconazole is used to prevent certain fungal infections in patients who have severely weakened immune systems (such as patients who have had chemotherapy). It is also used to treat fungal infections in the mouth and throat. It belongs to a class of drugs known as azole antifungals. 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 taking posaconazole and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with a full meal as directed by your doctor. If you cannot take this medication with a full meal, then take it with a liquid nutritional supplement or a carbonated beverage (such as ginger ale). Shake the medication well before using. Carefully measure the medication using the provided dose-measuring spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose.

The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment.

For the best effect, take this antifungal at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, take this medication at the same time(s) every day.

Continue to take 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.

The tablet and suspension forms of posaconazole may deliver different amounts of medication. Do not switch between the different forms of this medication without your doctor's permission and directions.

Tell your doctor if you have severe diarrhea or vomiting. Posaconazole may not work as well.

Tell your doctor if your condition does not get better or if it gets worse, or if you cannot take this medication with a full meal, a carbonated beverage, or a liquid nutritional supplement.

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