Sporanox (Itraconazole) is an antifungal pluripotential medicine

Sporanox (Itraconazole) is an antifungal pluripotential medicine used for treatment of Blastomycosis, Histoplasmosis and Aspergilosis. It is also noticed a therapeutic action for toe- or fingernails infected by Onychomycosis.

Brand(s): SPORANOX®

Manufacturer: JANSSEN-CILAG

Clinico-pharmacological group:

Azole antifungal medicine

Composition, structure and packing:

Capsules.

Basic ingredient: 100 mg Intraconazole

The composition of the coating film:

Hard gelatin capsule, hypromellose, polyethylene glycol, titanium dioxide.

Basic ingredient: 100 mg Intraconazole

Pharmacological action:

Azole antifungal medicine. Has an antifungal effect.

Dosage

Consult the physician before using the drug in order to prevent overdose and a decease progression. The dosage depends upon the sort of infection. The medicine must be taken regularly at the same time daily orally. The capsule should not be uncovered or chewed, only complete one must be taken with water after meal. The doctor makes a decision about changing the treatment regimen according to the result of taking Sporanox.

Make sure you have told the dermatologist and pharmacist about used products (from other medicines to eating products). The treatment period for treating Blastomycosis, Histoplasmosis and Aspergillosis should be taken under professional supervision after the doctor’s permission. It might take from a week to several months.

Using over 400 mg daily is not recommended. The dose for adults is 200 mg. The children’s dosage amount must be calculated by the doctor and used after his permission. In case there is a situation which can end lethally the course must be taken more carefully during the whole period of treatment. The period has to be longer than three month and the needed dose is three times each day (600 mg)

2 treatment laser pulses are recommended for patients with fingernail Onychomycosis, each of them, consisting of 200 mg for 1 week.

Overdose

The symptoms of overdosing are still unexplored so in case you feel any untypical symptom you should contact the specialist immediately.

Side effects:

You must take into account your own body reactions including other deceases you already have and allergy.

The likliest sight effect is allergy that is why consulting the doctor is necessary before beginning the course. The common signs of allergy are:

  • itching
  • problems with breathing system
  • tumefaction of face, mouth, lips or other body parts
  • hives

Other effects can be:

  • fever
  • hard hearing or ringing in ears
  • problematic vision
  • stomach pains
  • liver’s problems
  • diarrohea or indigestion problems
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • specific taste in your mouth

Since the overdosing and side effects are still not known completely, call your doctor in case one of them or others occurs.

Indications for use:

Infectious fungal deceases.

Contraindications

Before taking the course inform the doctor about your medical history. The medicine might bring about allergy and is strongly not recommended to patients with liver, kidney, lung, heart decease, high blood pressure. The medication must not be used in case the patient has a certain heart disease. Introconazol might worsen the current state of the organ and lead to the heart failure. The drug might harm a fetus so taking the preparation for pregnant women must be used extremely carefully only when the situation is vital. Itraconazole comes into breast milk so consulting the specialist before breast-feeding is necessary. During the course the patient is not allowed to drive, use mechanism or do other activities until you can perform them without any risks.

The medication can be used only for the current condition. Ignoring this rule and taking the drug for another decease might lead to necessity of different medication instead.

Warning

The information about the preparation is given only for familiarization and must not be taken as a guide for self-treatment. Only a specialist can make a decision to prescribe the medicine and also measure out a dose and ways of using it.

Where to buy

You can buy Sporanox (Itraconazole) at a pharmacy or order online. You can get a discount up to 80% on this or other medicines.