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Are there any side effects for Itraconazole since I stopped meds after 2 months for Histoplasmosis? I'm getting 2nd opinion.

Are there any side effects for Itraconazole since I stopped meds after 2 months for Histoplasmosis? I'm getting 2nd opinion.

Side effects: Itraconozole is usually well tolerated, but some people will experience nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, rash , headache or other mild symptoms. Like many medications, occasionally it can irritate the liver or pancreas, or worsen heart failure, among other more serious conditions. ...Read more

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Dr. James Stankiewicz
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Itraconazole (Definition)

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Itraconazole for fungas, i see liver and heart side effects, I am 40 in good shape i think:) should I be worried at all to take it?

Itraconazole for fungas, i see liver and heart side effects, I am 40 in good shape i think:) should I be worried at all to take it?

Worries: Medication in combination can cause qt prolongation. Lead to life threatening arrhythmia. Needs to be taken carefully and not to exceed standard dosage. As to liver doctor should perform liver blood work first month and every couple of months during course of treatment. ...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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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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Fluconazole vs. Itraconazole effects?

Fluconazole vs. Itraconazole effects?

About the same.: Difference is: you need to take 2~3 pills of itracon vs. 1 pill of flucon daily. ...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 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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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?

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 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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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Sporanox (Definition)

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