Itraconazole: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Composition & More - Zoylo
INFORMATION ABOUT ITRACONAZOLE
ITRACONAZOLE is an antifungal drug. ITRACONAZOLE is used to treat fungal infections of skin, nails, vagina, eyes, mouth, and internal organs.
• Stomach pain
• Skin rash
It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR ITRACONAZOLE
• Take ITRACONAZOLE with meals for best results.
• Take ITRACONAZOLE in prescribed dosage and do not exceed recommended dosage and time duration.
• Inform your doctor if you have heart problem as ITRACONAZOLE may worsen the condition.
• Check with your doctor before taking other medication along with ITRACONAZOLE.
• Consult your doctor your doctor if you experience shortness of breath, abnormal weight gain, tiredness, swelling of abdomen or legs as these may be symptoms of heart failure.
• Complete the full course, do not leave it in the mid-way despite symptomatic relief unless your doctor suggested to do so.
• Your doctor might advise you to get blood tests done before and during the treatment to monitor liver function as ITRACONAZOLE may affect liver functioning.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How does ITRACONAZOLE work? A. ITRACONAZOLE works by inhibiting essential component of fungal cell membranes i.e., ergosterol. Cell membranes play essential role for the survival of fungi and cell membrane disintegration leads to fungal death which results in clearing the infection.
Q. Does ITRACONAZOLE treat tinea (ringworm) infections? A. Yes, ITRACONAZOLE can be used to treat tinea (ringworm) infections.
Q. Can ITRACONAZOLE cause tinnitus (ringing in ears)? A. Yes, ITRACONAZOLE may cause tinnitus. However, everyone may not experience it. If you experience any changes in hearing, please consult your doctor immediately.
Q. Is ITRACONAZOLE antibiotic? A. No, ITRACONAZOLE is an antifungal drug used to treat fungal infections of skin, nails, vagina, eyes, mouth, and internal organs. Antifungal drugs fights against fungal infections by affecting the cell membrane or metabolism of fungi.
Q. What are the medications which should not be taken along with ITRACONAZOLE? A. Some medicines may reduce the effect of ITRACONAZOLE or interact with ITRACONAZOLE or cause serious side effects when given both at same time such as antihistamines, statins, antiarrhythmic agents, anaesthetics, antipsychotics and medicines used for angina, migraine, drug abuse and digestive problems. So, always inform and check with your doctor before taking ITRACONAZOLE with other medications.
Q. Can I stop ITRACONAZOLE on my own? A. No, you are advised to take ITRACONAZOLE as long as your doctor has asked you to take it. This is because ITRACONAZOLE when stopped in the midway can lead to recurring of infections with greater intensity. Do not stop or skip ITRACONAZOLE despite symptomatic relief.
Q. How to store ITRACONAZOLE? A. Do not store ITRACONAZOLE above 25°C and store away from heat and sunlight. Keep ITRACONAZOLE out of the reach and sight of children. Please dispose the unused medicine as suggested by the pharmacist.