Accelerated metabolism of voriconazole and its partial reversal by cimetidine

Brad Moriyama, Jason Elinoff, Robert L. Danner, Juan Gea-Banacloche, Gennethel Pennick, Michael G. Rinaldi, Thomas J. Walsh

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We report a case of accelerated metabolism of voriconazole during therapy for invasive pulmonary aspergillosis, resulting in subtherapeutic levels. Target voriconazole levels were restored with high dosages of voriconazole (up to 40 mg/kg of body weight/day) and the addition of Cimetidine as a cytochrome P450 enzyme inhibitor.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1712-1714
Number of pages3
JournalAntimicrobial agents and chemotherapy
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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