Compare Noxafil vs. Itraconazole

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Noxafil (Posaconazole)

Sporanox (itraconazole)

Prescription only
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Treats fungal infections.

Sporanox (itraconazole) is effective oral medication that treats many different kinds of fungal infections. However, it has the potential to interact with a lot of other medications and has a few serious but rare side effects.

Upsides
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  • Sporanox (itraconazole) is effective in treating infections caused by many different types of fungi.
  • Available as a generic in the capsule form.
  • Sporanox (itraconazole) can be used by people who have kidney problems.
Downsides
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  • The liquid solution is especially likely to cause stomach upset like nausea and diarrhea.
  • Sporanox (itraconazole) is not a good choice for simple fungal infections (like nail infections) in people who have congestive heart failure because it can cause high blood pressure and swelling of the limbs.
  • Sporanox (itraconazole) isn't absorbed in the same way by everyone. You'll likely need to get lab tests done to check on its levels in the blood.
  • Sporanox (itraconazole) can cause serious side effects like allergic reactions, liver toxicity, nerve pain, or hearing loss.
  • Sporanox (itraconazole) has a lot of drug interactions. Let your doctor or pharmacist know about all of the medications you're taking.
Used for
  • Aspergillosis
  • Invasive
  • In severely immunocompromised patients; Prophylaxis Disseminated candidiasis
  • Severely immunocompromised patients; Prophylaxis HIV infection - Oropharyngeal candidiasis Oropharyngeal candidiasis
Dosage forms
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Liquid
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Side effects
The Noxafil (Posaconazole) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
10possible side effects
  • Nausea
    11%
  • Rash
    9%
  • Vomiting
    5%
  • Swelling due to fluid retention
    4%
  • Headache
    4%
  • Diarrhea
    3%
  • Tiredness
    3%
  • Fever
    3%
  • Itching
    3%
  • High blood pressure
    3%
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Risks and warnings
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  • Congestive Heart Failure

    History of congestive heart failure

  • Irregular heartbeat

    Taking other medications that can produce an irregular heartbeat

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