VORTERO 200MG INJECTION
VORICONAZOLEManufacturer : HETERO HEALTHCARE LTDOrigin of Medicine : India
Vortero 200mg Injection consists of the active ingredient Voriconazole. It is indicated to treat fungal infections in patients who have undergone bone marrow transplantation. It acts against fungal infections caused by Aspergillus sp., Candida sp., Scedosporium sp., and Fusarium sp.
Candidiasis and aspergillosis are opportunistic infections caused by Candida sp., and Aspergillus sp. respectively. Aspergillosis affects the respiratory tract whereas Candidiasis originates from oropharyngeal, genitourinary or skin colonization.
Direct sunlight should be avoided while on Vortero 200mg Injection therapy. Some common side effects include fever, rash, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, swelling of the extremities, stomach pain, breathing difficulties.
Uses of Vortero 200mg Injection:
- Invasive Aspergillosis
- Candidemia in non-neutropenic patients
- Esophageal candidiasis
- Fungal infections caused by Scedosporium apiospermum and Fusarium spp. including Fusarium solani
- Candida infections
- Fungal infections in high-risk bone marrow transplant patients
How Vortero 200mg Injection works:
Vortero 200mg Injection stops the fungus from producing cytochrome enzymes which facilitate synthesis of a substance called ergosterol. Complete loss of ergosterol in the fungal cell wall may be responsible for the antifungal activity of Vortero 200mg Injection.
Interaction with other drugs:
Inform your doctor about any medications you are taking or have taken before the treatment.
Unopened vials should be stored at 15-30°C.
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- D.H. Dockrell, S. Sundar, B.J. Angus, R.P. Hobson, Infectious disease, Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine, 22nd Edition, 2014, 293-386.
How to use Vortero 200mg Injection:
Vortero 200mg Injection is for single use only. The unused portion should be discarded. Clear solutions without any particulate matter should only be used. This injection should be administered only by a qualified physician or nurse.
Vortero 200mg Injection causes harm to the unborn child when given to pregnant women.
It is unknown whether the drug is excreted in milk. Consult your physician for advice.
Avoid driving at night while on treatment with Vortero 200mg Injection as it causes photophobia, blurred vision.
- Vortero 200mg Injection contains lactose; hence it is not intended for use in patients with the rare hereditary problem of galactose intolerance.
- This injection is not intended for people who are allergic to Voriconazole or its ingredients.
Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.
- Visual disturbances
- Liver problems
- Arrhythmias and QT prolongation
- Pancreas inflammation
- Infusion-related reactions
- Fever, headache
- Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
- Swelling of the extremities
- Itchiness and rashes
- Pain in the stomach, back
- Blood in urine
- Low BP
- Hair loss
- Low levels of glucose, sodium, potassium, WBC, platelet and neutrophil count in blood.
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