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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.
- 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.
- 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.
- In severely immunocompromised patients; Prophylaxis Disseminated candidiasis
- Severely immunocompromised patients; Prophylaxis HIV infection - Oropharyngeal candidiasis Oropharyngeal candidiasis
- Extended release
- Swelling due to fluid retention4%
- High blood pressure3%
- Congestive Heart Failure
History of congestive heart failure
- Irregular heartbeat
Taking other medications that can produce an irregular heartbeat