Itraconazole 100 Mg Cap, Itraconazole 200 Mg Cap
Itraconazole is used in the treatment of fungal infections. It is used to treat fungal infections of the mouth or vagina (thrush), skin and other parts of the body such as finger and toenails.
Itraconazole is an antifungal medication. It kills and stops the growth of the fungi by destroying its cell membrane, thereby treating your skin infection.
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Answer: Itraconazole is used to treat fungal infections caused by Trichophyton spp., Microsporum spp., and Epidermophyton floccosum. The infections caused could be ringworm infection, infection of feet, or infection in groin and buttocks. This medicine also treats persistent infection of fingernails and toenails, persistent candida (yeast) infections of vagina or candida (yeast) infections of the mouth or throat in patients with lower resistance to disease. It is also used in the treatment of cryptococcal infection and infections caused by histoplasma, aspergillus and blastomyces.
Answer: The dose and length of treatment will depend on the type and site of infection and your response to the treatment. For example, if you are taking Itraconazole for athleteu2019s foot (fungal infection of the skin on the feet and between the toes), the dose may need to be taken for 30 days. While, on the other hand, if you are taking it for candidal infection of vagina, the dose may take about 1 to 3 3 days depending on the dosage advised by the doctor.
Answer: If you forget to take your dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not double the dose to make up for the forgotten dose.
Answer: No, you should not stop taking Itraconazole without completing the entire course. This is because if you stop the medication then your fungal infection may not get completely cured. It usually takes about 6-9 months for the nail lesions to get cured and after that the new nail also takes several months to grow. Therefore, do not worry if you do not see any improvement during the treatment.
Answer: Your doctor may have prescribed blood tests to monitor your liveru2019s functioning. This is because the use of Itraconazole may cause serious liver damage. Therefore, if you develop loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, dark urine or abdominal pain while taking Itraconazole, immediately inform your doctor.
Answer: Itraconazole can be utilized by the body if there is sufficient acid in the stomach. Medicines for stomach ulcers, heartburn or indigestion neutralize the acid produced by the stomach. Therefore, it is advised to avoid taking antacids or any such medicine for a minimum of 2 hours after taking Itraconazole. However, if you are taking antacids (medicines that stop the production of stomach acid), take Itraconazole capsules with a drink of cola.
Answer: Drug resistance is a condition when the fungi get modified in your body and the medicine is not able to work. There are reports which suggest resistance of some candida species (krusei, glabrata and tropicalis) with Itraconazole. Itraconazole should not be used for infection caused due to these species. It is advised to take the complete course of Itraconazole to avoid drug resistance.
Answer: Yes, you can take both Alprazolam and Itraconazole together, but keep a watch on the side effects of Alprazolam such as lightheadedness or drowsiness. If you experience side effects after taking Itraconazole, talk to your doctor who will modify the dose of alprazolam.
Answer: Your doctor did not prescribe Itraconazole to your friend because Itraconazole interferes with the working of dofetilide. This interference can cause disturbed electrical activity of the heart, which can be harmful for the patient.
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