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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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.

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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.

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How does itracon itraconazole tablets works?

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

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

Dr. James Stankiewicz
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Itraconazole (Definition)

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