What is posaconazole?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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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
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with posaconazole

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking posaconazole

Dosage Patients
300 mg daily 1
300 mg three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking posaconazole

Multiple reasons could be selected

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

Duration

Currently taking posaconazole

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2

Stopped taking posaconazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
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
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
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • 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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