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Generic: itraconazole
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It is used to treat certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections
               



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What is this medicine?

ITRACONAZOLE (i tra KO na zole) is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • heart disease, including angina or heart failure
  • kidney disease or on dialysis
  • liver disease
  • lung disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to itraconazole, or other antifungal medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Take after eating a full meal. If you have a condition called achlorhydria, are taking H2- receptor antagonists or other gastric acid suppressors, you should take this medicine with a cola beverage. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • alfuzosin
  • cisapride
  • ergot alkaloids like dihydroergotamine, ergonovine, ergotamine, methylergonovine
  • nevirapine
  • nisoldipine
  • pimozide
  • red yeast rice
  • sirolimus
  • some medicines for anxiety or sleep like alprazolam, clorazepate, flurazepam, midazolam, triazolam
  • some medicines for cancer treatment
  • some medicines for cholesterol like atorvastatin, cerivastatin, lovastatin, simvastatin
  • some medicines for the heart like conivaptan, dofetilide, eplerenone, quinidine, ranolazine

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • alfentanil
  • antacids
  • antiviral medicines for HIV or AIDS
  • budesonide
  • buspirone
  • cilostazol
  • cyclosporine
  • digoxin
  • disopyramide
  • eletriptan
  • erythromycin
  • fentanyl
  • fluticasone
  • halofantrine
  • medicines for blood pressure like amlodipine, felodipine, nifedipine
  • medicines for stomach problems like cimetidine, famotidine, omeprazole, lansoprazole
  • medicines for tuberculosis like isoniazid, INH, rifabutin, rifampin, rifapentine
  • medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin
  • methylprednisolone
  • other medicines for fungal infections
  • phenytoin, fosphenytoin
  • some medicines for diabetes
  • tacrolimus
  • trimetrexate

               
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