Compounded Voriconazole (Vfend)
Voriconazole is a medication used to treat systemic fungal infections in both humans and animals. It is most commonly used in animals to treat Yellow Fungus Disease (YFD) in captive reptiles. This disease is also often called CANV and must be treated immediately. It causes a yellow to yellow-brown skin color and can be fatal if not treated quickly. We offer this medication for same day pick up for your animals’ emergent needs. This medication may take several doses before you see any effect. Your veterinarian will mostly likely want to monitor your animal closely as this is a serious infection. Voriconazole does require a prescription from your veterinarian in order to be dispensed. You and your veterinarian should discuss if this is the best treatment option for your pet. This medication should be avoided, when possible, in feline patients.
Voriconazole is taken orally and can be compounded into the desired strength and flavor that best suits your pet. We compound this medication into suspension. This medication can be given on an empty stomach or with food. It is important that the suspension is measured out precisely to the exact prescribed dosing and is only given as directed by the veterinarian. Often this medication can be dehydrating to reptiles, so your vet may instruct you to soak the animal in water. If you miss a dose do not double up on the medication. Wait until the next dose is due and follow the normal dosing schedule as directed.
Common side effects include nausea, vomiting, dehydration, and diarrhea. In cats, excessive drooling is commonly seen and should be avoided in this species. If your animal experiences paralysis, rash, persistent lack of appetite, or changes in pupil size or vision please call your veterinarian immediately as these symptoms may indicate a serious reaction. Overdoses of this medication can be serious. If you suspect an overdose, contact your veterinarian or poison control.