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Sporanox Patient Information Including Side Effects
Brand Names: Sporanox, Sporanox PulsePak
Generic Name: itraconazole (Pronunciation: IT ra KON a zole)
- 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 is itraconazole (Sporanox)?
Itraconazole is an antifungal medication.
Itraconazole is used to treat infections caused by fungus, which can invade any part of the body including the lungs, mouth or throat, toenails, or fingernails.
Itraconazole may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Sporanox 100 mg
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What are the possible side effects of itraconazole (Sporanox)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
- feeling short of breath, even with mild exertion;
- swelling, rapid weight gain;
- problems with hearing;
- numbness or tingly feeling;
- pain or burning when you urinate;
- nausea, pain in your upper stomach, itching, loss of appetite, weakness, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
- severe pain in your upper stomach spreading to your back, nausea and vomiting, fast heart rate.
Less serious side effects may include:
- diarrhea, constipation, mild stomach pain;
- mild itching or skin rash;
- headache, dizziness; or
- runny nose or other cold symptoms.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the Sporanox (itraconazole capsules) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
What is the most important information I should know about itraconazole (Sporanox)?
Do not take this medication if you are allergic to itraconazole or similar medications such as fluconazole (Diflucan) or ketoconazole (Extina, Ketozole, Nizoral, Xolegal), if you have ever had congestive heart failure, or if you are pregnant or may become pregnant during treatment.
Before taking itraconazole, tell your doctor if you have heart disease, a history of stroke, a heart rhythm disorder, kidney or liver disease, a breathing disorder, cystic fibrosis, or a history of "Long QT syndrome."
Take this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Itraconazole will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.
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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