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Sporanox Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is itraconazole (Sporanox)?
- What are the possible side effects of itraconazole (Sporanox)?
- What is the most important information I should know about itraconazole (Sporanox)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking itraconazole (Sporanox)?
- How should I take itraconazole (Sporanox)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Sporanox)?
- What happens if I overdose (Sporanox)?
- What should I avoid while taking itraconazole (Sporanox)?
- What other drugs will affect itraconazole (Sporanox)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Sporanox)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Sporanox)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking itraconazole (Sporanox)?
Avoid taking antacids or stomach acid reducers (Tagamet, Pepcid, Axid, Zantac, and others) within 1 hour before or 2 hours after you take itraconazole. These medications can make it harder for your body to absorb itraconazole.
What other drugs will affect itraconazole (Sporanox)?
Many drugs can interact with itraconazole. Not all possible interactions are listed here. Tell your doctor about all your medications and any you start or stop using during treatment with itraconazole, especially:
- a blood thinner such as warfarin, Coumadin;
- cancer medications;
- cholesterol medications such as atorvastatin;
- diabetes medication you take by mouth;
- digoxin, digitalis;
- isoniazid (for treating tuberculosis);
- rifabutin, rifampin, or rifapentine;
- sirolimus or tacrolimus;
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin, erythromycin, or telithromycin;
- an antifungal medication such as clotrimazole, ketoconazole, or voriconazole;
- an antidepressant such as nefazodone, paroxetine, or sertraline;
- a barbiturate such as amobarbital, butabarbital, mephobarbital, secobarbital or phenobarbital;
- heart or blood pressure medications such as amlodipine, diltiazem, nifedipine, verapamil, and others;
- HIV/AIDS medicine such as atazanavir, delavirdine, efavirenz, etravirine, indinavir, nelfinavir, nevirapine, saquinavir, or ritonavir;
- a sedative such as alprazolam or diazepam (Valium); or
- seizure medication such as carbamazepine, felbamate, oxcarbazepine, phenytoin, or primidone.
This list is not complete and many other drugs can interact with itraconazole. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Give a list of all your medicines to any healthcare provider who treats you.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about itraconazole.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Sporanox Information
- Sporanox Drug Interactions Center: itraconazole oral
- Sporanox Side Effects Center
- Sporanox Overview including Precautions
- Sporanox FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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