Voriconazole is an effective solution, which is a synthetic triazole with antifungal activity. It is an active component that inhibits 14-alpha-lanosterol demethylation in fungi and prevents the production of ergosterol. It is an essential constituent of the fungal cell membrane and leads to fungal cell lysis. It is a triazole antifungal factor indicated in the treatment or prevention of aspergillosis and candidal infections.
Class of Drugs – Antifungal drugs
Molecular Formula – C16H14F3N5O
Molecular Weight - 349.31 g/mol
Working: This mentioned antifungal medication works by preventing fungi from forming a substance called ergosterol. It is a component of fungal cell membranes that make sure the fungi causing an infection can be cured. Voriconazole treats infections of throat or skin or urine.
Uses: This medication is indicated in adults and children 2 years of age and older for the treatment of serious fungal infections like invasive aspergillosis, a fungal infection that begins in the lungs and spreads through the bloodstream to other organs, esophageal candidiasis, a yeast, a type of fungus, infection that may cause white patching in the mouth and throat, and candidemia, a fungal infection in the blood. It is also indicated to treat certain other fungal infections. Voriconazole is in a class of antifungal medications called triazoles. It works by slowing the growth of the fungi that cause infection.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This active ingredient is used in a popular brand medicine as mentioned below:
- Vfend: 50 mg and 200 mg
Do not consume this medication if observed symptoms like severe sweating, diarrhea, or vomiting.