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Itraconazole

Molecule Description

Itraconazole is used for the treatment of fungal infections. It works by blockin...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Interactions
    FAQs
    References
uses

Uses of Itraconazole

Itraconazole is used to treat fungal infection of the skin, mouth, eyes, nails, etc
contraindications

Contraindications of Itraconazole

When should one not use Itraconazole

  • You are allergic to itraconazole or similar medicines
  • If you have any heart related problems
  • If you are pregnant or are planning a pregnancy
sideEffects

Side effects of Itraconazole

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhoea
  • Injection/applications site reactions
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Itraconazole

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I use itraconazole during pregnancy?
A:
Itraconazole must not be used during pregnancy. While taking this medicine, proper birth control measures should be taken during & after treatment for at least for 2 months after the final dose.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I use itraconazole while breastfeeding?
A:
Itraconazole passes into breast milk in low amounts. Thus, your doctor will decide of either discontinuing the medicine or the breastfeeding after assessing the potential risk on breastfeeding infant over risk of delayed treatment on breastfeeding mother.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have used itraconazole?
A:
You may experience dizziness after taking itraconazole. thus you should be cautious while driving
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with itraconazole?
A:
Avoid consuming alcohol while taking itraconazole as it may worsen the side effects.
otherGeneralWarnings

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You had or have heart problems like heart failure, heart attack, etc
  • You have problems with your liver or kidney
  • You experience shortness of breath, unexpected weight gain, swollen legs or stomach or tiredness.
modeOfAction

Mode of Action of Itraconazole

How Does It Work?

Itraconazole works by blocking the formation of the cell membrane of the fungus by inhibiting an enzyme, thus the fungi stop multiplying or die because of the non-formation of the complete cell membra...
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interactions

Interactions of Itraconazole

Interactions with other medicines

  • Some medicines can affect the way itraconazole works, or this medicine itself can reduce the effectiveness of other medicines taken at the same time.
  • Tell your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbals you are currently taking or might take to avoid any possible interaction.
  • Especially if you are taking medicines to treat your heart problems, diabetes, cancer, HIV infection, blood cholesterol problems, mental health problems, migraine, fits, allergy

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Mansi Savla

B.Pharm, PharmD

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: In which all dosage form is itraconazole available?

A: Itraconazole is available in the form of tablet, capsule, oral powder, injection, eye drops, eye ointment, eye/ear drops, cream, gel, dusting powder, soap.

Q: Is itraconazole an antibiotic?

A: No, itraconazole is not an antibiotic, it is an anti-fungal medicine.
Last Updated on: 19 Nov 2021 | 10:55 AM (IST)

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