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Voriconazole Suspension (Administration)

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Antifungal Adult, Children

Voriconazole Suspension (Administration) - What is it for

Voriconazole Suspension (Administration) - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Voriconazole Suspension (Administration) cause?

Before taking Voriconazole Suspension (Administration) , what precautions must I follow?

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Voriconazole Suspension (Administration) ?

Voriconazole Suspension (Administration) - Dosage and How to Use

How should Voriconazole Suspension (Administration) be used?

Constitution instructions:
1. Tap the bottle to release the powder.
2. A total of 46 mL of water should be added to the bottle: measure 23 mL of water by filling the measuring cup to the top of the marked line. Add the water to the bottle. Using the cup, measure another 23 mL of water and add this to the bottle.
3. Replace the cap and shake the closed bottle vigorously for about 1 minute.
4. Remove child-resistant cap. Press bottle adaptor into the neck of the bottle.
5. Replace the cap.
6. Write the date of expiration of the constituted suspension on the bottle label (the shelf-life of the constituted suspension is 14 days).

  
Instructions for use: (see pictures below)
Once constituted, VFEND oral suspension should only be administered using the oral syringe supplied with each pack. Refer to the below-mentioned for more detailed instructions for use.

  • Shake the closed bottle of constituted suspension for approximately 10 seconds before each use. Remove the cap.
  • While the bottle is upright, on a flat surface, insert the tip of the oral syringe into the adaptor.
  • Turn the bottle upside down while holding the oral syringe in place. Slowly pull back the plunger of the oral syringe to the graduation mark that marks the dose for you. To measure the dose accurately, the top edge of the black ring should be lined up with the graduate mark on the oral syringe.
  • If large bubbles can be seen, slowly push the plunger back into the syringe. This will force the medicine back into the bottle. Repeat step 3 again.
  • Turn the bottle back upright with the oral syringe still in place. Remove the oral syringe fromthe bottle.
  • Put the tip of the oral syringe into the mouth. Point the tip of the oral syringe towards the inside of the cheek. SLOWLY push down the plunger of the oral syringe. Do not squirt the medicine out quickly.
  • Replace the cap on the bottle, leaving the bottle adaptor in place. Wash the oral syringe as instructed below.

     

What should I do if I miss a dose?

What should I do if I overdose?

Voriconazole Suspension (Administration) - Handling

How should I handle Voriconazole Suspension (Administration) safely?

The syringe should be washed after each dose. Pull the plunger out of the syringe and wash both parts in warm soapy water. Then rinse with water. Dry the two parts. Push the plunger back into the syringe. Keep it in a clean safe place with the medicine.

Voriconazole Suspension (Administration) - Storage

How should I store Voriconazole Suspension (Administration) ?

Keep away from children;#Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight;#Before adding water (before constitution): Store in the fridge. After adding water (after constitution): Store at room temperature (DO NOT keep back in the fridge)

How should I dispose of Voriconazole Suspension (Administration) safely?

Voriconazole Suspension (Administration) - Additional Information

  • Tags: Voriconazole
  • Updated on Monday, October 16, 2017
  • Article contributed by Pharmacy Department KK Women's and Children's Hospital

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