Compare Noxafil vs. Itraconazole

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Noxafil
(posaconazole)

Sporanox
(itraconazole)

Coming soon.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.
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Side effects
NoxafilItraconazole

We haven’t found good data for Noxafil side effects.

FDA side effect reports for Noxafil »
  • Nausea 11%
  • Rash 9%
  • Vomiting 5%
  • Swelling due to fluid retention 4%
  • Headache 4%
  • Itching 3%
  • Fever 3%
  • Diarrhea 3%
  • High blood pressure 3%
  • Tiredness 3%
More Itraconazole side effects »
How it works
NoxafilItraconazole
Coming soon.Sporanox (itraconazole) kills fungus by preventing it from making its protective cell wall.
Type of medication
NoxafilItraconazole
Prescription only
Available as
NoxafilItraconazole
  • Extended release
  • Liquid
  • Pill
  • Liquid
Used for
NoxafilItraconazole
  • Aspergillosis
Risk factors for serious side effects
NoxafilItraconazole
    Coming soon.
    • History of congestive heart failure
    • Taking other medications that can produce an irregular heartbeat
    Detailed Sporanox (itraconazole) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    Interactions
    NoxafilItraconazole
    No interactions related info.
    • Sporanox (itraconazole) has many drug interactions and can't be used together with a lot of other medications. Let your doctor or pharmacist know about all of your medications before starting Sporanox (itraconazole).
    • Sporanox (itraconazole) has a lot of drug interactions. Let your doctor or pharmacist know about all of the medications you're taking.
    Kidneys and liver
    NoxafilItraconazole
    No kidneys and liver related info.
    • Sporanox (itraconazole) can be used by people who have kidney problems.
    Upsides and benefits
    NoxafilItraconazole
    Coming soon
    • 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 and risks
    NoxafilItraconazole
    Coming soon
    • 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.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    NoxafilItraconazole
    Coming soon
    • If you are taking the pill form, take it after the same meal at the same time each day. If taking the liquid form, take it on an empty stomach with an an accurate measuring device.
    • If you're taking Sporanox (itraconazole) for an infection in the mouth or esophagus, swish the liquid solution in your mouth before swallowing.
    • To make sure that the medicine is effective, be sure to take the full course of this medication, even if you are feeling better.
    • Sporanox (itraconazole) should not be taken with any heartburn medications - especially proton pump inhibitors like Nexium or Prilosec.
    • Be sure to use a reliable form of birth control while taking Sporanox (itraconazole).
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