What is posaconazole?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Noxafil


Posaconazole is an antifungal medication used to prevent infections in patients that have weakened immune systems. It prevents infections from the fungi Aspergillus and Candida, and is also used for the treatment of oropharyngeal candidiasis, Mucormycosis, and Cryptococcal infections.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with posaconazole

Side effect Patients Percentage

Why patients stopped taking posaconazole

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking posaconazole


Stopped taking posaconazole

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking posaconazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Itraconazole (Sporanox) 1
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1 patient evaluation for posaconazole

Jul 30, 2013 (Started Jul 30, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for oral thrush (candidiasis))
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: I haven't any positive response

  • 0 helpful marks
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