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Itraconazole Dose

itraconazole dose

Description

Itraconazole is an antifungal which is used to treat a variety of infections caused by fungi in lungs, mouth, and throat. Take this capsule with food for better absorption.

Side effects

  • Convulsions
  • Dry mouth
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Increased thirst
  • Abdominal pain
  • Decreased urine output
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Nervousness
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased interest in sexual intercourse
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Acid or sour stomach
  • Heartburn

Dosage

Missed Dose

The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dosage then the missed dose can be skipped.

Overdose

Inform your doctor immediately if you are experiencing symptoms of overdose.

How should I take itraconazole?

Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.

Do not share itraconazole with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.

The itraconazole capsule should be taken after a full meal.

Swallow the capsule whole and do not crush, chew, break, or open it.

Take itraconazole oral solution (liquid) on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Swish the liquid in your mouth for several seconds before swallowing it.

Measure liquid medicine carefully. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).

The Sporanox PulsePak has a special dosing schedule that includes not taking the medicine for several days in a row. Follow all dosing instructions carefully.

Itraconazole capsules should not be used in place of itraconazole oral solution (liquid) if that is what your doctor has prescribed. Avoid medication errors by using only the form and strength your doctor prescribes.

If you also take a stomach acid reducer (Tagamet, Pepcid, Axid, Zantac, and others), take itraconazole with an acidic drink such as non-diet cola.

Precautions

See also Warning section.Before taking itraconazole, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other azole antifungals (such as ketoconazole); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: liver disease, kidney disease, heart disease (such as heart failure, coronary artery disease, heart valve disease), lung disease (such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD), decreased or no stomach acid (achlorhydria).This drug may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana can make you more dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana. Alcohol may also increase the risk of serious liver problems.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).Older adults may be at greater risk for hearing loss while using this drug.During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. It may harm an unborn baby.

Missed Dose

Call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.

Storage

Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.

Keep out of the reach of children.

Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.

Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.

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