What is Cresemba?

Cresemba is a brand name for isavuconazonium, a strong antifungal medication intended to treat serious fungal or yeast infections. It is available as a capsule or through an IV. Cresemba is used for invasive aspergillosis and invasive mucormycosis, two potentially deadly, disabling, or disfiguring infections. Cresemba may cause liver damage. It is not intended for use by children, and may endanger the fetus of pregnant women. Breastfeeding women should stop breastfeeding for the duration of treatment. Serious allergic reactions are possible. Side effects may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, constipation, back pain, and breathing problems, among others. Cresemba may interact with other medications, including ketoconazole, rifampin, cyclosporine, digoxin, bupropion, barbituates, St. John's wort, carbamazepine, and high-dose ritonavir. Make sure your doctor knows your complete medical history and all drugs you are taking before being treated with Cresemba. 

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