Sporanox Oral Solution
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Sporanox Oral Solution
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
Treatment of Oropharyngeal and Esophageal Candidiasis
The solution should be vigorously swished in the mouth (10 mL at a time) for several seconds and swallowed.
The recommended dosage of SPORANOX® (itraconazole) Oral Solution for oropharyngeal candidiasis is 200 mg (20 mL) daily for 1 to 2 weeks. Clinical signs and symptoms of oropharyngeal candidiasis generally resolve within several days.
For patients with oropharyngeal candidiasis unresponsive/refractory to treatment with fluconazole tablets, the recommended dose is 100 mg (10 mL) b.i.d. For patients responding to therapy, clinical response will be seen in 2 to 4 weeks. Patients may be expected to relapse shortly after discontinuing therapy. Limited data on the safety of long-term use ( > 6 months) of SPORANOX®Oral Solution are available at this time.
The recommended dosage of SPORANOX® Oral Solution for esophageal candidiasis is 100 mg (10 mL) daily for a minimum treatment of three weeks. Treatment should continue for 2 weeks following resolution of symptoms. Doses up to 200 mg (20 mL) per day may be used based on medical judgment of the patient's response to therapy.
SPORANOX® Oral Solution and SPORANOX® Capsules should not be used interchangeably. Patients should be instructed to take SPORANOX® Oral Solution without food, if possible. Only SPORANOX®Oral Solution has been demonstrated effective for oral and/or esophageal candidiasis.
Use in Patients with Renal Impairment
Limited data are available on the use of oral itraconazole in patients with renal impairment. Caution should be exercised when this drug is administered in this patient population. (See CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY: Special Populations and PRECAUTIONS.)
Use in Patients with Hepatic Impairment
Limited data are available on the use of oral itraconazole in patients with hepatic impairment. Caution should be exercised when this drug is administered in this patient population. (See CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY: Special Populations and PRECAUTIONS.)
SPORANOX® (itraconazole) Oral Solution is available in 150 mL amber glass bottles (NDC 50458-295-15) containing 10 mg of itraconazole per mL.
Store at or below 25°C (77°F). Do not freeze.
Keep out of reach of children.
Revised November 2011. Manufactured by: Janssen Pharmaceutica N.V. Beerse, Belgium Manufactured for: Centocor Ortho Biotech Products, L.P. Raritan, NJ 08869
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/12/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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