VFEND® Patient Counseling Information

(voriconazole)

17 PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION

Advise the patient to read the FDA-approved patient labeling (Patient Information).

Visual Disturbances

Patients should be instructed that visual disturbances such as blurring and sensitivity to light may occur with the use of VFEND.

Photosensitivity

  • Advise patients of the risk of photosensitivity (with or without concomitant methotrexate), accelerated photoaging, and skin cancer.
  • Advise patients that VFEND can cause serious photosensitivity and to immediately contact their healthcare provider for new or worsening skin rash.
  • Advise patients to avoid exposure to direct sun light and to use measures such as protective clothing and sunscreen with high sun protection factor (SPF).

Embryo-Fetal Toxicity

  • Advise female patients of the potential risks to a fetus.
  • Advise females of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment with VFEND.

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17 PATIENT COUNSELING INFORMATION

Advise the patient to read the FDA-approved patient labeling (Patient Information).

Visual Disturbances

Patients should be instructed that visual disturbances such as blurring and sensitivity to light may occur with the use of VFEND.

Photosensitivity

  • Advise patients of the risk of photosensitivity (with or without concomitant methotrexate), accelerated photoaging, and skin cancer.
  • Advise patients that VFEND can cause serious photosensitivity and to immediately contact their healthcare provider for new or worsening skin rash.
  • Advise patients to avoid exposure to direct sun light and to use measures such as protective clothing and sunscreen with high sun protection factor (SPF).

Embryo-Fetal Toxicity

  • Advise female patients of the potential risks to a fetus.
  • Advise females of reproductive potential to use effective contraception during treatment with VFEND.
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