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Sporanox (Itraconazole) Drug Price and Information

Sporanox is an antifungal agent, prescribed for treating fungal infections. Itraconazole is indicated for treating onychomycosis of the toenail caused by the fungus named Trichophyton rubrum or T. mentagrophytes.


Johnson & Johnson
Generic : Itraconazole
4 Capsules
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    Drug information on Sporanox (Itraconazole) from Johnson & Johnson


    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 Sporanox may be prescribed

    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.

    Side effects of Sporanox

    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.

    How to use Sporanox?

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

    When Should Sporanox not 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 Sporanox

    • 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 Sporanox

    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 Sporanox

    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 Sporanox

    Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.

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