A fungal infection, also called a mycosis, is a skin disease caused by a fungus. There are millions of species of fungi. They live in the dirt, plants, on household surfaces, and even on your skin. And at times they can lead to a variety of skin problems from rashes to bumps.
Itraconazole is used to treat a variety of fungal skin infections, from athlete’s foot to jock itch and to ringworm. This medication is also known to treat a skin condition known as pityriasis, which is a fungal infection that that causes the lightening and darkening of the skin on the neck, chest, arms, or legs.
Itraconazole is an azole antifungal and it works by preventing the growth of the fungus.
Make sure to read any information given to you by your doctor, and consult your doctor if you have any questions regarding this medication.
This medication is taken by mouth with a full meal, or as directed to you by your doctor. It is usually taken once or twice a day. Be sure to swallow the capsule whole.
You should take this medication 2 horus before or 1 hour after antacids, since antacids decrease the absorption of this medication. Also, take this medication with an acidic drink such as cola, if you have decreased or no stomach acid (achlorhydria) or if you take drugs that decrease stomach acid.
The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Some conditions may require you to take this medication in cycles (twice daily for 1 week, then stopping the medication for 3 weeks).
For the best effect, take this antifungal at evenly spaced times. To help you remember, take this medication at the same time(s) every day
Before taking this medication, it is best to advise your doctor if you are allergic to Itraconazole; or to other azole antifungals (such as ketoconazole); or to any other medications or allergies in general. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems.
You should also let your doctor know of all of your medical history. Especially if you have ever dealt with an of these experiences in the past; liver disease, kidney disease, heart disease (such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, heart valve disease), lung disease (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD), decreased or no stomach acid (achlorhydria).
Older adults may be at greater risk for hearing loss while using this drug.
While minor, some of these side effects may occur. They are as follows; Nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, headache, stomach upset, or dizziness may occur. However if any of these persist or worsen, it’s best to speak with your doctor right away.
Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: numbness/tingling of arms/legs, hearing loss, mental/mood changes (such as depression).
Itraconazole has rarely caused very serious (possibly fatal) liver disease. Tell your doctor right away if you develop symptoms of liver disease, such as: nausea/vomiting that doesn't stop, loss of appetite, stomach/abdominal pain, yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine.
Itraconazole can commonly cause a mild rash that is usually not serious. However, you may not be able to tell it apart from a rare rash that could be a sign of a severe allergic reaction. Get medical help right away if you develop any rash.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
What is Sporanox?
Itraconazole, the generic term for Sporanox, is a medication that is used to treat a variety of fungal infections, and it generally works by stopping the growth of the fungi. Sporanox belongs to a class of drugs called azole antifungals. This medication comes in a singular dose which is 100mg. If you have any questions regarding this medication or any general inquiries, feel free to give is a call at our toll free number 1-877-385-8998.
Where to buy Sporanox?
Sporanox falls on Medicare’es Tier 4 of their formulary. Tier 4 drugs are usually non-preferred brand-name drugs, and they generally cost more than any of the lower tier medications. While you can still buy this medication at a local pharmacy, you may find a more affordable option on an online Canadian Pharmacy such as My Drug Center. We have a starting price of $49.00 for 15 pills.
How long does Itraconazole take to work?
The medication will eliminate the fungus within six to nine months. Keep in mind there may not be much improvement during the early months of treatment, as the removal of the fungi takes time. But near the end of treatment is where you will begin to see the benefits of this medication.
How long does Itraconazole stay in your system?
This medication can remain in the skin for 2 to 4 weeks following the end of the treatment, although this depends on the duration of the treatment.