Voriconazole is an antimycotic, or antifungal, drug. It kills infection-causing fungi or inhibits their growth. The drug is also active against fungi-like yeasts, such as Candida. Voriconazole is used to treat severe yeast and fungal infections, such as the lung infection aspergillosis or Candida infections.
Voriconazole and the benefit of DNA analysis
The rate at which voriconazole is processed within your body varies from one individual to another. This means that the efficacy and side effects of voriconazole can be predicted to some extent on the basis of your genes.
Preventive DNA analysis can therefore be an important tool in optimising your medication.
Also known as
Vfend, VCZ, Voriconazolum