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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Sporanox (Overview)

Sporanox is an anti-fungal agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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Does any one know what strength sporanox (itraconazole) comes in to get rid of ringworm of the scalp?

Does any one know what strength sporanox (itraconazole) comes in to get rid of ringworm of the scalp?

Depends on…: Age of the patient, condition of liver function, other meds being taken. Preferred treatment for tinea capitis (scalp ringworm) is griseofulvin, although sporonox has shown effectiveness as well. Since topical antifungals are usually ineffective, it's best to see your fp for treatment. Fp may want to check liver function before starting one of these potent meds. Count on 4-6 weeks treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
63 doctors shared insights

Sporanox (Overview)

Sporanox is an anti-fungal agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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If you had a choice for toenail fungus which would you choose between diflucan, lamisil, (terbinafine) or sporanox. Mind you, Lamisil (terbinafine) did not work completely before?

If you had a choice for toenail fungus which would you choose between diflucan, lamisil, (terbinafine) or sporanox. Mind you, Lamisil (terbinafine) did not work completely before?

Fungal Toenails: The best and most proven treatment of Fungal toenails is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) . Sporonox is no longer available. BUT, if you have any liver dysfunction, or if you are taking certain medications (particularly for Cholesterol) you can not take the oral medication. Topical therapies are then necessary. There is no evidence that Laser therapy is effective and there is no research that supports it. ...Read more

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How does itracon itraconazole tablets works?

Itraconazole : It is an antifungal. It inhibits ergosterol synthesis. ...Read more

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I am taking itraconazole(spazol) for an fungus infection can I take Xanax (alprazolam) and the same time as this drug and be safe?

I am taking itraconazole(spazol) for an fungus infection can I take Xanax (alprazolam) and the same time as this drug and be safe?

Not really: Puts you at risk for increased xanax (alprazolam) level which can suppress your mental state since these meds all get metabolized by the liver. Do you have a systemic fungal disease that is chronic? ...Read more

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How long does it take for itraconazole(sporanox) to start working?

How long does it take for itraconazole(sporanox) to start working?

Too soon to tell: Even if it is wildly successful, it takes several months with sporanox (or Lamisil (terbinafine) oral or even laser therapy) to see results. It is because nails grow so slowly and the new nail--the back of the nail--will hopefully be clear, but it takes several months for the new nail to become visible. If working, the nail will grow in like a window shade with progressively more of the nail being clear. ...Read more

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Why was my grandmother told she can't take sporanox (itraconazole) and tikosyn together?

Why was my grandmother told she can't take sporanox (itraconazole) and tikosyn together?

Dofetilide: Sporanox (itraconazole) interacts with tikosyn to increase its effects and increases the chance for arrhythmia related to the drugs. They are not to be used together. ...Read more

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If I go off of Lipitor (atorvastatin) for 3 months in order to take sporanox, how much could my cholesterol increase in that amount of time?

If I go off of Lipitor (atorvastatin) for 3 months in order to take sporanox, how much could my cholesterol increase in that amount of time?

As much as it drops: It will go up to pre Lipitor (atorvastatin) levels more or less, unless you have changed your diet and weight substantially. ...Read more

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How long does it take for itraconazole(sporanox) to start working?

Too soon to tell: Even if it is wildly successful, it takes several months with sporanox (or Lamisil (terbinafine) oral or even laser therapy) to see results. It is because nails grow so slowly and the new nail--the back of the nail--will hopefully be clear, but it takes several months for the new nail to become visible. If working, the nail will grow in like a window shade with progressively more of the nail being clear. ...Read more

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Is sporanox (itraconazole) a good or bad medicine for fungi?

Is sporanox (itraconazole) a good or bad medicine for fungi?

It is one of the med: It is not good or bad but it is a useful anti fungal antibiotic which can be used for nail fungus of finger and toe nails and yeast infections. ...Read more

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Can you take the medicines keflex and sporanox (itraconazole) together?

Can you take the medicines keflex and sporanox (itraconazole) together?

Yes, but…: Your fp may want to monitor liver function while you are taking sporonox as there is significant potential for liver damage. No interactions between the two drugs are listed. If you are taking other meds, they should be cross-checked as well. ...Read more

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Why was my grandmother told she can't take sporanox (itraconazole) and tikosyn together?

Dofetilide: Sporanox (itraconazole) interacts with tikosyn to increase its effects and increases the chance for arrhythmia related to the drugs. They are not to be used together. ...Read more

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Why didn't the onychomycosis after 1 cycle of sporanox (itraconazole) didn't go away?

Why didn't the onychomycosis after 1 cycle of sporanox (itraconazole) didn't go away?

May not be effective: Assuming you do indeed have onychomycosis, the medication works on the new nail growing in. So you typically don;t start seeing any difference for about 3 months. Even after you complete a full course of medication not all medicines are 100% effective. ...Read more

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If I go off of Lipitor (atorvastatin) for 3 months in order to take sporanox, how much could my cholesterol increase in that amount of time?

As much as it drops: It will go up to pre Lipitor (atorvastatin) levels more or less, unless you have changed your diet and weight substantially. ...Read more

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Had CBC done. MPV came back high 11.6. Should I be concerned? Also on sporanox (itraconazole) could the itraconzale cause the high MPV? Thanks

Had CBC done. MPV came back high 11.6. Should I be concerned? Also on sporanox (itraconazole) could the itraconzale cause the high MPV? Thanks

Not at all: MPV is meaningless if there's isn't already obvious disease involving the platelets. The reference range is set so that a few percent fall outside on either end. And some folks just have big or small ones. ...Read more

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What is the usual sporanox (itraconazole) dose for curing yeast infection?

What is the usual sporanox (itraconazole) dose for curing yeast infection?

200 mg: Usually 200 mg a day (given 100 mg twice daily) for 1-2 weeks. This medication is only used for yeast infections that have NOT responded to diflucan (fluconazole). ...Read more

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Have "pityrosporum ovale". Been treated with Ketoconazole+Nizoral shampoo, Sporanox (itraconazole) pills and topical Brentacort. Problem persist. What else can I do?

Have "pityrosporum ovale". Been treated with Ketoconazole+Nizoral shampoo, Sporanox (itraconazole) pills and topical Brentacort. Problem persist. What else can I do?

Simple....: Take 400mg of Nizoral (ketoconazole) and do activity to sweat profusely after the pill. Iron all your garments, linen, towel....whatever touches your skin. The animal and human companion have to be cleansed. May repeat Nizoral (ketoconazole) one more time. If very extensive and stubborn rash....check your immune system. ...Read more

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Does any one know what strength sporanox (itraconazole) comes in to get rid of ringworm of the scalp?

Depends on…: Age of the patient, condition of liver function, other meds being taken. Preferred treatment for tinea capitis (scalp ringworm) is griseofulvin, although sporonox has shown effectiveness as well. Since topical antifungals are usually ineffective, it's best to see your fp for treatment. Fp may want to check liver function before starting one of these potent meds. Count on 4-6 weeks treatment. ...Read more

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I tried sporanox (itraconazole) for tv fungus got a bad rash during last week and now i was given 1 week fluconazole should I wait before this second treatment ?

I tried sporanox (itraconazole) for tv fungus got a bad rash during  last week and now i was given 1 week fluconazole should I wait before this second treatment ?

I would wait: Sporonox and Fluconazole are not the treatment of choice for tinea versicolor fungus reactions. Ketoconazole is much better as after taken by mouth, it gets to the skin the fastest. However, after an allergic reaction, you should try to use a topical treatment first. Selinium sulfide 2.5% shampoo or Nizoral (ketoconazole) 2% shampoo are much better and safer choices to treat your tv. ...Read more

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I have been having an itchy vagina on and off ~1yr. Treated w sporanox (itraconazole) 4x, diflucan 2x. Its still itchy n dry. Why..?

I have been having an itchy vagina on and off ~1yr. Treated w sporanox (itraconazole) 4x, diflucan 2x. Its still itchy n dry. Why..?

See your GYN: There are different reasons for vaginal itching and dryness. See yor doctor for an evaluation and vaginal culture. Also, when the problem has been going on for a long time, it may be necessary to treat for longer than a day or week. Good luck! ...Read more

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For over 4yrs I have taken a full course of sporanox (itraconazole) and applied daktarin tinkcha, am now using ciclopirox to treat my fingernail fungus?

For over 4yrs I have taken a full course of sporanox (itraconazole)  and applied daktarin tinkcha, am now  using ciclopirox  to treat my fingernail fungus?

Sample to lab.: Nail fungus can be very difficult to cure 100%. You may want a doctor to test the nail by taking a sample and sending it to a lab to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, if 4 years of antifungals did not work to improve the nails. ...Read more

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The ringworm on my face is now becoming very dry and flaky, i've been taking sporanox, and using Lamisil (terbinafine) cream does this mean its healing?

The ringworm on my face is now becoming very dry and flaky, i've been taking sporanox, and using Lamisil (terbinafine) cream does this mean its healing?

Most likely!: These common skin fungal infections can take a while to completely remove from the skin, so continue as your family doc or dermatologist have recommended. "ringworm" is one lay term for tinea capitis (cradle cap), tinea corporis (ringworm), tinea cruris (jock itch), tinea pedis (athlete's foot), etc., all the same skin fungus in different areas. Keep clean, dry, and use your meds as prescribed! ...Read more

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I have a rash that looks like ringworm on my face by my nose but I've been treating it with sporanox (itraconazole) but it's not going away...what else could it be?

I have a rash that looks like ringworm on my face by my nose but I've been treating it with sporanox (itraconazole) but it's not going away...what else could it be?

See a drmatologist: Stop Sporanox (itraconazole). You probably do not have a fungus on your face. If you did, this would not be preferred treatment. Start with a diagnosis by a skin specialist, then you will probably receive effective therapy. ...Read more

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Is sporanox ( itraconazole) an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis on face and scalp??

Is sporanox ( itraconazole) an effective treatment for seborrheic dermatitis on face and scalp??

No: Itraconazole is an antifungal drug and will not treat seborrehic dermatitis, if that is what you have. It would be prudent to see a doctor, especially a dermatologist.

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On digestion: Please discuss how nystatin, amphotericin-B, Sporanox etc may be used for GI issues; underlying theories; and related debate/controversy

On digestion: Please discuss how nystatin, amphotericin-B, Sporanox etc may be used for GI issues; underlying theories; and related debate/controversy

Little or no role: There has been a theory of yeast infection going around for at least 4 decades but there has not been scientific proof that this is the reason for chronic GI problem or any defined illness. Thus it is more of a belief system than a treatment strategy. ...Read more

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If you had a choice for toenail fungus which would you choose between diflucan, lamisil, (terbinafine) or sporanox. Mind you, Lamisil (terbinafine) did not work completely before?

Fungal Toenails: The best and most proven treatment of Fungal toenails is oral Lamisil (terbinafine) . Sporonox is no longer available. BUT, if you have any liver dysfunction, or if you are taking certain medications (particularly for Cholesterol) you can not take the oral medication. Topical therapies are then necessary. There is no evidence that Laser therapy is effective and there is no research that supports it. ...Read more

Dr. James Stankiewicz
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Itraconazole (Definition)

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