Itraconazole

How It Works:

Itracoe 400mg tablet sr acts mainly by preventing the growth of fungi. It prevents the synthesis of an essential component of fungal cell membrane (ergosterol); this results in increased cellular permeability causing leakage of cellular contents from fungal cell, ultimately preventing fungal growth.

Side Effects:

Flatulence, Abdominal bloating, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Central nervous system depression, Constipation, Decreased sexual function, Decreased libido, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Nervousness, Altered taste, Bleeding gums, Hair loss, Headache, Heartburn, Running nose

Used For:

Itracoe 400mg tablet sr is used in the treatment of fungal infections and serious fungal infections

Instructions:

  • If you are taking an antiacid, take it 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking itraconazole.
  • Do not take Itraconazole, if you are pregnant, think that you might be pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
  • Itraconazole may make you feel dizzy, or have blurred/double vision, or affect your hearing. Do not drive or use machines if you feel dizzy, or if your eyesight or hearing are affected.
  • Stop taking itraconazole and consult your doctor immediately, if you experience severe allergic reactions such as red and itchy skin rash, difficulty breathing, swelling of face, mouth, lips or eyelids, unexplained high temperature (fever) and feeling faint.
  • Inform your doctor immediately, if you experience loss of hearing or hearing disturbances or ringing in the ears, blurred or double vision or sensitivity to light or inability to control urine or increased urination or diarrhea.
  • Inform your doctor, if you have or have had liver or kidney problem, as the dose of itraconazole may have to be changed, and the liver function will have to be tested periodically.
  • Inform your doctor before taking itraconazole, if you are suffering from HIV/ AIDS, or any other disease where your immune system is compromised.

Frequently Ask Questions:

Q. What is Itaspor/ Candistat cap/ Canditral/ Sporanox used for?
Itaspor/ Candistat cap/ Canditral/ Cporanox are all trade names for itraconazole, which is an antifungal medicine used to treat fungal infections of mouth, throat and food pipe

Q. Is Canditral/Sporanox an antibiotic?
Itraconazole/ Canditral/Sporanox are anti-fungal antibiotics. They can treat infections caused by fungi, but not by bacteria or parasites

Q. Is Sporanox safe?
Yes, itraconazole/ Sporanox is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Sporanox a steroid?
No, itraconazole/ Sporanox is not a steroid. It is an azole derivative antifungal medicine

Q. Is Sporanox stronger than Diflucan?
Sporanox (itraconazole) is effective against wider range of fungal infections as compared to Diflucan (fluconazole). However, as far as cure of fungal infections and side-effects are concerned, both drugs are equally effective and safe. Although itraconazole (Sporanox) has a broader action on different types of fungi than fluconazole (Diflucan), the strength of the two is comparable

Q. Can I take itraconazole with paracetamol?
There are no known drug interactions between itraconazole when taken with paracetamol. Consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on itraconazole

Q. Can I take itraconazole with amoxicillin or penicillin?
There are no known drug interactions between itraconazole when taken with amoxicillin or penicillin. Consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on itraconazole

Q. Does itraconazole affect birth control?
There are no known influences of itraconazole on birth control medicatio

Q. Does itraconazole treat ringworm?
Yes, itraconazole/ Sporanox is used to treat ringworm

Q. Does itraconazole cause blood pressure, weight gain, and drowsiness?
Yes, itraconazole can rarely cause increase in blood pressure, weight gain and drowsiness

Q. Does itraconazole cause erectile dysfunction or affect sperms?
Yes, itraconazole can rarely lead to erectile dysfunction. There are no known effects on sperm count

Q. Is itraconazole/ Sporanox an OTC drug?
No itraconazole/ Sporanox is a scheduled drug, available on producing a prescriptio

Q. Is itraconazole/ Sporanox a sulfa drug?
No, itraconazole/ Sporanox is not a sulfa drug. It is an azole derivative antifungal medicine
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