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Dr. Adam Lewis
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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. Adam Lewis
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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. ...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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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

Dr. James Stankiewicz
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Itraconazole (Definition)

Itraconazole is an anti-fungal agent which is a kind ...Read more