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Drug information on CARITRA 100 CAPSULE (Itraconazole) from Carise Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

CARITRA 100

  Capsule
Carise Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
Generic : Itraconazole
 150.00
200mg
7
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Drug Name : Itraconazole

Itraconazole is indicated for treating onychomycosis of the toenail caused by the fungus named Trichophyton rubrum or T. mentagrophytes.
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Medical Condition(s) for which CARITRA 100 CAPSULE may be prescribed


Side effects of CARITRA 100 CAPSULE

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and loss appetite.

   Body as a Whole : Fluid retention, fatigue, fever and uneasiness.

   Skin : Rash and itching.

   Central Nervous System : Headache, dizziness, decreased sexual activity and drowsiness.

   Heart : High blood pressure.

   Metabolic : Decrease in potassium level.

   Genitourinary : Impotence.

   Liver : Abnormal liver function.

  Respiratory: Difficulty in breathing.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

The recommended dose is 200 mg (one tablet) once daily for 12 consecutive weeks for treating Onychomycosis of the toenail. It should be taken with a full meal at the same time each day.

How to use CARITRA 100 CAPSULE?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, on an empty stomach.

When is CARITRA 100 CAPSULE not to be taken? (Contraindications)

• Patients with heart failure
• Pregnancy
• Allergy to Itraconazole
• Along with certain medications like cisapride, dofetilide, ergot alkaloids, statins, methadone, oral midazolam, nisoldipine, pimozide etc.

Warnings and Precautions for CARITRA 100 CAPSULE

• Avoid excess dose of itraconazole
• Patients with heart failure, leg swelling, hearing loss, neuropathy and lung edema should be extremely cautious while taking Itraconazole.
• Itraconazole may cause dizziness. So, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• It may affect blood sugar level; monitor sugar level regularly while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for CARITRA 100 CAPSULE

Caution should be exercised in patients with:
1. A history of HIV infection, weakened immune system
2. Kidney problems
3. Liver problems
4. Irregular heartbeat
5. Elderly, children

Drug Interactions of CARITRA 100 CAPSULE

Do not take Itraconazole with Antiarrhythmics, Anticonvulsants, Anti-HIV Agent, Antimycobacterials, Antineoplastics, Antipsychotics, Benzodiazepines, Calcium Channel Blockers, Gastric Acid Suppressors/Neutralizers, Gastrointestinal Motility Agents, HMG CoA-Reductase Inhibitors, Macrolide Antibiotics, Oral Hypoglycemic Agents, Polyenes, Opiate Analgesics

Storage Conditions for CARITRA 100 CAPSULE

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.

♦ Safety Labeling Changes Approved By FDA



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