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Common Voriconazole Side Effects


The most commonly reported Voriconazole side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Death (57)
Photosensitivity Reaction (52)
Renal Failure Acute (39)
Pneumonia (37)
Septic Shock (35)
Graft Versus Host Disease (25)
Pyrexia (24)
Hallucination (21)
Zygomycosis (21)
Squamous Cell Carcinoma (19)
Neutropenia (18)
Hypoaesthesia (18)
Sepsis (17)
Aspergillosis (16)
Bronchopulmonary Aspergillosis (15)
Cheilitis (15)
Respiratory Failure (15)
Diarrhoea (15)
Fungal Infection (14)
Febrile Neutropenia (14)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Voriconazole Side Effects Reported to FDA



Voriconazole Side Effect Report#9868539
Systemic Mycosis, Condition Aggravated
This is a report of a 55-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from FR, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: infection, who was treated with Voriconazole (dosage: Unk, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Amphotericin B (5 Mg/kg Daily)
  • Tacrolimus (Unk)
  • Mycophenolate Mofetil (1 G, Daily)
  • Prednisone (5 Mg, Daily)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Systemic Mycosis, Condition Aggravated after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Voriconazole treatment in male patients, resulting in Systemic Mycosis side effect.
Voriconazole Side Effect Report#9837039
Forced Expiratory Volume Decreased
This report suggests a potential Voriconazole Forced Expiratory Volume Decreased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 16-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: scedosporium infection and used Voriconazole (dosage: Unk) starting 2010. After starting Voriconazole the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Forced Expiratory Volume DecreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Voriconazole demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Forced Expiratory Volume Decreased, may still occur.
Voriconazole Side Effect Report#9802963
Myasthenia Gravis, Ophthalmoplegia, Fatigue
This Myasthenia Gravis problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 51-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: aspergillus infection. On
May 18, 2011 this consumer started treatment with Voriconazole (dosage: 1 Tablet). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Voriconazole, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Myasthenia Gravis, Ophthalmoplegia, FatigueThe patient was hospitalized and became disabled.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Myasthenia Gravis, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Voriconazole Side Effect Report#9800465
Red Blood Cell Sedimentation Rate Increased, Periostitis, Arthralgia, Blood Alkaline Phosphatase Increased
This Red Blood Cell Sedimentation Rate Increased side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 68-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.The patient was prescribed Voriconazole (drug dosage: 200 Mg, Bid), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Rituximab
  • Prednisone
.After starting to take Voriconazole the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Red Blood Cell Sedimentation Rate Increased, Periostitis, Arthralgia, Blood Alkaline Phosphatase IncreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Voriconazole.
Voriconazole Side Effect Report#9790748
Liver Function Test Abnormal
This is a report of a 21-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from FR, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: trichosporon infection, who was treated with Voriconazole (dosage: 600 Mg/kg, Daily, start time:
Nov 28, 2007), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Liver Function Test Abnormal after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Voriconazole treatment in female patients, resulting in Liver Function Test Abnormal side effect.
Voriconazole Side Effect Report#9748105
Thrombocytopenia, Sepsis
This report suggests a potential Voriconazole Thrombocytopenia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 65-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: aspergillus infection and used Voriconazole (dosage: 300 Mg, 2x/day) starting NS. After starting Voriconazole the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Thrombocytopenia, SepsisAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Voriconazole demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Thrombocytopenia, may still occur.
Voriconazole Side Effect Report#9713308
Blister, Photosensitivity Reaction
This Blister problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 45-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: meningitis fungal. On
Jul 16, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Voriconazole (dosage: 580). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Voriconazole, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Blister, Photosensitivity ReactionAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Blister, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Voriconazole Side Effect Report#9675590
Myasthenia Gravis Crisis
This Myasthenia Gravis Crisis side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 52-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: aspergillus infection.The patient was prescribed Voriconazole (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on
Jun 01, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Voriconazole the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Myasthenia Gravis CrisisThese side effects may potentially be related to Voriconazole.
Voriconazole Side Effect Report#9675517
Accidental Overdose, Incorrect Dose Administered, Renal Failure Acute, Vomiting
This is a report of a male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: accidental overdose,aspergillus infection, who was treated with Voriconazole (dosage: 600mg, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Accidental Overdose, Incorrect Dose Administered, Renal Failure Acute, Vomiting after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Voriconazole treatment in male patients, resulting in Accidental Overdose side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Voriconazole Side Effect Report#9666763
Photosensitivity Reaction
This report suggests a potential Voriconazole Photosensitivity Reaction side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 21-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Voriconazole (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Voriconazole the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Photosensitivity ReactionAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Voriconazole demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Photosensitivity Reaction, may still occur.
Voriconazole Side Effect Report#9665443
Sinus Bradycardia, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Liver Function Test Abnormal, Infusion Related Reaction
This Sinus Bradycardia problem was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 51-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: febrile neutropenia. On
Aug 18, 2011 this consumer started treatment with Voriconazole (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Atgam
  • Acetaminophen
  • Alprazolam
  • Diphenhydramine
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Lactulose
  • Meperidine
  • Oxycodone
When using Voriconazole, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Sinus Bradycardia, Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged, Liver Function Test Abnormal, Infusion Related ReactionThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Sinus Bradycardia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Voriconazole Side Effect Report#9653161
Leukaemia
This Leukaemia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 60-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: fungal infection.The patient was prescribed Voriconazole (drug dosage: 200 Mg, Unk), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Acyclovir (400 Mg, Unk)
  • Ciprofloxacin (500 Mg, Unk)
  • Meloxicam (Unk)
.After starting to take Voriconazole the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: LeukaemiaThese side effects may potentially be related to Voriconazole. The patient was hospitalized.
Voriconazole Side Effect Report#9605215
Septic Shock
This is a report of a 55-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from ES, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Voriconazole (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Fluconazole (200 Mg, Daily)
  • Amphotericine B, Liposome (4mg/kg Daily)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Septic Shock after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Voriconazole treatment in male patients, resulting in Septic Shock side effect.
Voriconazole Side Effect Report#9501169
Hallucination, Visual, Daydreaming
This report suggests a potential Voriconazole Death side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 23-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from NL was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: fungal infection,nausea,insomnia and used Voriconazole (dosage: Unk) starting NS. After starting Voriconazole the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Hallucination, Visual, DaydreamingAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Largactil (Unk)
  • Largactil
Although Voriconazole demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Death, may still occur.
Voriconazole Side Effect Report#9498279
Hallucination, Confusional State, Mental Status Changes
This Hallucination problem was reported by a pharmacist from US. A 70-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. On
Jul 22, 2013 this consumer started treatment with Voriconazole (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Levofloxacin
  • Zosyn
  • Vancomycin
  • Gabapentin
  • Morphine
  • Oxybutynin
  • Haloperidol
  • Lisinopril
When using Voriconazole, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Hallucination, Confusional State, Mental Status ChangesAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Hallucination, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Voriconazole Side Effect Report#9489471
Respiratory Failure, Periostitis, Joint Swelling
This Respiratory Failure side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 65-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: bronchopulmonary aspergillosis,mycobacterium avium complex infection.The patient was prescribed Voriconazole (drug dosage: 200 Mg, Bid), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ethambutol
  • Moxifloxacin
  • Azithromycin
.After starting to take Voriconazole the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Respiratory Failure, Periostitis, Joint SwellingThese side effects may potentially be related to Voriconazole. The patient was hospitalized.
Voriconazole Side Effect Report#9485760
Product Contamination, Product Counterfeit, Product Quality Issue
This is a report of a 82-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: fungal infection,product contamination, who was treated with Voriconazole (dosage: NA, start time: 201210), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Product Contamination, Product Counterfeit, Product Quality Issue after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Voriconazole treatment in female patients, resulting in Product Contamination side effect.
Voriconazole Side Effect Report#9431558
Aspergilloma, Sepsis, Pathogen Resistance, Head Discomfort, Insomnia
This report suggests a potential Voriconazole Aspergilloma side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 47-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from GB was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: bronchopulmonary aspergillosis and used Voriconazole (dosage: 250 Mg, Qd) starting 200606. After starting Voriconazole the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Aspergilloma, Sepsis, Pathogen Resistance, Head Discomfort, InsomniaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Itraconazole (200 Mg, Bid)
  • Posaconazole (200 Mg, Qid)
  • Amphotericin B (1 Mg/kg, Unk)
Although Voriconazole demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Aspergilloma, may still occur.
Voriconazole Side Effect Report#9422522
Cholecystitis Acute
This Cholecystitis Acute problem was reported by a physician from US. A 65-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: bronchopulmonary aspergillosis. On
Apr 11, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Voriconazole (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Acetylsalicylic Acid
  • Amlodipine W/benazepril
  • Fluticasone W/s Almeterol
  • Ibuprofen
  • Omeprazole
  • Salbutamol
When using Voriconazole, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Cholecystitis AcuteAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Cholecystitis Acute, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Voriconazole Side Effect Report#9408302
Hyponatraemia, Malaise, Somnolence
This Hyponatraemia side effect was reported by a health professional from CN. A 72-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: bronchopulmonary aspergillosis.The patient was prescribed Voriconazole (drug dosage: 6 Mg/kg, Two Loading Doses), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Voriconazole the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Hyponatraemia, Malaise, SomnolenceThese side effects may potentially be related to Voriconazole. The patient was hospitalized.
Voriconazole Side Effect Report#9399291
Toxicity To Various Agents
This is a report of a 63-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from GB, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: cerebral aspergillosis, who was treated with Voriconazole (dosage: NA, start time:
Feb 27, 2013), combined with:
  • Omeprazole
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Toxicity To Various Agents after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Voriconazole treatment in male patients, resulting in Toxicity To Various Agents side effect.
Voriconazole Side Effect Report#9371663
Oedema Peripheral, Photosensitivity Reaction
This report suggests a potential Voriconazole Oedema Peripheral side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 85-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: pulmonary mycosis,systolic hypertension and used Voriconazole (dosage: 200 Mg, 2x/day) starting 2012. After starting Voriconazole the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Oedema Peripheral, Photosensitivity ReactionAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Diovan (Unk)
Although Voriconazole demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Oedema Peripheral, may still occur.
Voriconazole Side Effect Report#9365157
Lung Cancer Metastatic, Malignant Neoplasm Progression, Toxicity To Various Agents, Pulmonary Mass, Staphylococcal Infection, Wound Dehiscence, Muscle Necrosis, Cholestatic Liver Injury, Hepatic Function Abnormal
This Lung Cancer Metastatic problem was reported by a health professional from AU. A 44-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: scedosporium infection. On NS this consumer started treatment with Voriconazole (dosage: 300 Mg, Bid On Day 27). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Voriconazole, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Lung Cancer Metastatic, Malignant Neoplasm Progression, Toxicity To Various Agents, Pulmonary Mass, Staphylococcal Infection, Wound Dehiscence, Muscle Necrosis, Cholestatic Liver Injury, Hepatic Function AbnormalAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Lung Cancer Metastatic, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Voriconazole Side Effect Report#9355939
Photosensitivity Reaction, Cheilitis
This Photosensitivity Reaction side effect was reported by a health professional from NL. A 6-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: antifungal prophylaxis,acute lymphocytic leukaemia.The patient was prescribed Voriconazole (drug dosage: Either 150mg Or 200mg Twice Daily), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Methotrexate (High Dose: 3000-5000 Mg/m2)
.After starting to take Voriconazole the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Photosensitivity Reaction, CheilitisThese side effects may potentially be related to Voriconazole.
Voriconazole Side Effect Report#9355936
Cheilitis, Photosensitivity Reaction
This is a report of a 12-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from NL, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: antifungal prophylaxis,acute lymphocytic leukaemia, who was treated with Voriconazole (dosage: Either 150mg Or 200mg Twice Daily, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Methotrexate (Low Dose: 20-30 Mg/m2/week)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Cheilitis, Photosensitivity Reaction after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Voriconazole treatment in male patients, resulting in Cheilitis side effect.


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The appearance of Voriconazole on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Voriconazole Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Photosensitivity Reaction 12
Pyrexia 12
Hallucination 10
Pneumonia 10
Death 9
Periostitis 9
Squamous Cell Carcinoma 9
Graft Versus Host Disease 8
Nausea 8
Zygomycosis 8

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    Voriconazole Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0093-5289
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameVoriconazole
    NameVoriconazole
    Dosage FormTABLET, FILM COATED
    RouteORAL
    On market since20120601
    LabelerTeva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc
    Active Ingredient(s)VORICONAZOLE
    Strength(s)50
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma ClassAzole Antifungal [EPC],Azoles [Chemical/Ingredient],Cytochrome P450 3A4 Inhibitors [MoA],Cytochrome

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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 765

    Voriconazole safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 284

    Reported hospitalizations: 212

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