Voriconazole Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checkups. If you are taking this medicine for a long time you may need blood work. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve. Some fungal infections need many weeks or months of treatment to cure.
You may have changes in vision, including blurring and/or light sensitivity. Do not drive at night while taking this medicine. If you notice a change in vision avoid potentially hazardous tasks, such as driving or operating machinery. Avoid strong, direct sunlight during this therapy.
Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information.
Common and Rare Side Effects
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:
Difficulty seeing at night
increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
Bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
faintness or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
feeling of warmth
irregular or pounding heartbeat
loss of appetite
muscle pain or cramps
muscle spasms or twitching
numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips
pounding in the ears
rapid weight gain
rash with flat lesions or small raised lesions on the skin
redness of the face, neck, arms, and occasionally, the upper chest
slow or fast heartbeat
unpleasant breath odor
unusual tiredness or weakness
vomiting of blood
yellow eyes or skin
blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
hostility or anger
increased sensitivity of the skin to sunlight
redness or other discoloration of the skin
seeing things that are not there
Incidence not known
Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.