Vivjoa

Generic Name: oteseconazole
Dosage Form: capsules

Medically reviewed by A Ras MD. Last updated on Apr 29, 2022.

What is Vivjoa?

Vivjoa is a prescription antifungal medicine used to reduce the risk of vaginal yeast infections that keep coming back (recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis, RVVC) in females with a history of RVVC.

Vivjoa should only be taken by females who are not pregnant and who are NOT able to become pregnant.

It is not known if this medicine is safe and effective in females who have not had their first menstrual period.

Description

VIVJOA (oteseconazole capsules) contains oteseconazole which is an oral azole antifungal agent.
The chemical name of oteseconazole is (R)-2-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-1,1-difluoro-3-(1H-tetrazol-1-yl)-1-
(5-(4-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)phenyl)pyridin-2-yl)propan-2-ol or 2-Pyridineethanol, α-(2,4-
difluorophenyl)-β β-difluoro- α-(1H-tetrazol-1-ylmethyl)-5-(4-(2,2,2-trifluoroethoxy)phenyl)-,(αR)-. The
empirical formula is C23H16F7N5O2. The molecular weight is 527.39 g/mol. The structural formula is

VIVJOA

Oteseconazole is a white to off-white crystalline powder and is practically insoluble in water within a
pH range of 1 to 9 but is soluble in a variety of organic solvents.
Each oteseconazole capsule, for oral use, contains 150 mg oteseconazole and the following inactive
ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, lactose, magnesium stearate, silicified
microcrystalline cellulose, and sodium lauryl sulfate. Capsule shell and print constituents: FD&C Blue
#1, FD&C Red #3, gelatin, Opacode SW-9008/SW-9009 and titanium dioxide. Contains no ingredient
made from a gluten-containing grain (wheat, barley, or rye).

Who should avoid Vivjoa??

You should not take Vivjoa if you:

Before taking Vivjoa

Before you start treatment, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:

What additional medications will have an impact on Vivjoa?

Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Especially tell your doctor if you take medicines called breast cancer resistance protein (BCRP) transporter substrates, including:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Taking Vivjoa (a BCRP inhibitor) with BCRP transporter substrates may increase the risk of side effects with these medicines.

Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them to show your doctor and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.

How should I take Vivjoa?

There are two recommended Vivjoa dosage regimens: one with Vivjoa only, and the other with Vivjoa and fluconazole. Your doctor will advise the best dosage regimen for you.

For the Vivjoa-only Dosage Regimen:

For the Vivjoa-fluconazole Dosage Regimen:

Dosing information

Usual Adult Dosage for Vulvovaginal Candidiasis

Vivjoa-Only Regimen

Fluconazole/Vivjoa Dosage Regimen

– Use: to reduce the incidence of recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis (RVVC) in females with a history of RVVC who are NOT of reproductive potential.

Vivjoa side effects

The most common side effects are headaches and nausea.

These are not all the possible side effects. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How should I store Vivjoa?

Keep all medicines out of the reach of children and pets.

General information about the safe and effective use of Vivjoa.

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Patient Information leaflet. Do not use this medicine for a condition for which it has not been prescribed. Do not give it to other people, even if they have the same symptoms that you have. It may harm them.

You can ask your doctor or pharmacist for information that is written for health professionals.

What are the ingredients in Vivjoa?

Active Ingredient: oteseconazole
Inactive Ingredients: croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl cellulose, lactose, magnesium stearate, silicified microcrystalline cellulose, and sodium lauryl sulfate.
Capsule shell and print constituents: FD&C Blue #1, FD&C Red #3, gelatin, Opacode SW-9008/SW-9009 and titanium dioxide.
Vivjoa does not contain gluten (wheat, barley, or rye).

Source:FDA.

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