Itraconazole 200 mg Capsule
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Itraconazole 200 mg Capsule
Itraconazole is an azole antifungal medication used to treat a variety of fungal infections.
itraconazole oral is used to treat the following:
fungal infection of toenail, fungal infection of fingernail – onychomycosis, histoplasmosis, Infection caused by Blastomyces Dermatitidis Fungus, aspergillosis
Itraconazole oral may also be used to treat:
ringworm of scalp, fungal infection of the skin with yellow patches, fungal infection of the esophagus, coccidioidomycosis, chromoblastomycosis, Infection due to Penicillium marneffei
This drug may also be used to prevent certain fungal infections in patients with HIV.
How to take Itraconazole capsules
Itraconazole should be taken immediately following a meal for maximum absorption. Capsules must be swallowed whole with a small amount of water
Frequency and duration of treatment
The number of capsules and the duration of treatment will depend on the fungus and on the location of the infection.
2 capsules (200mg itraconazole) twice a day for 1 day or 2 capsules (200mg itraconazole) once a day for 3 days
2 capsules (200mg itraconazole) once a day 7 days or 1 capsule (100mg itraconazole) once a day 15 days
If there is a thin layer of callus on the palms of the hands or soles of the feet, it may be necessary to take 2 capsules (200mg itraconazole) twice a day for 7 days or 1 capsule (100mg itraconazole) once a day for one month.
Infections of the mouth
1 capsule (100mg itraconazole) once a day for 15 days
Infections of the internal organs
Higher doses Longer periods
Continuous nail treatment
2 capsules (200mg itraconazole) once a day for 3 months
When you should expect the results:
Drug effects are not immediate.
In skin infections, lesions normally disappear a few weeks after treatment is suspended. This is characteristic of fungus lesions as the drug will eliminate the fungus but the lesions will remain until new skin grows.
Nail lesions will disappear six to nine months after treatment, as the drug will eliminate the fungus but new nail growth takes several months. Do not worry if you see no improvement during the treatment. The drug will remain in your nails for several months and is doing its job. Suspend treatment as soon as your doctor tells you to, even if you see no visible signs of improvement.
For infections of internal organs, higher doses and longer treatment times may be required. Do not forget to take your medication. Follow these instructions unless your doctor tells you otherwise. Your doctor will tell you how long you should take Itraconazole capsules. Do not interrupt treatment before being advised to do so by your doctor or cure may not be complete.
Possible side effects
Stop using itraconazole capsules and tell your doctor straight away if you notice or suspect any of the following. You may need urgent medical treatment.
- Sudden signs of allergy such as rash, hives (also known as nettle rash or urticaria), severe irritation of your skin, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body. These may be signs of a severe allergic reaction. This only happens in a small number of people
- Severe skin disorders with peeling and/ or rashes with small pustules (with a fever) or blistering of the skin, mouth, eyes, and genitals, with fever, chills, aching muscles and generally feeling unwell. (the precise frequency of how often these may occur is not known)
- A tingling sensation, numbness or weakness in your limbs (the precise frequency of how often this may occur is not known)
- Severe lack of appetite, feeling sick (nausea), being sick (vomiting), unusual tiredness, stomach pain, muscle weakness, yellowing of your skin or whites of your eyes (jaundice), unusually dark urine, pale stools or hair loss. These may be signs of a liver problem. This only happens in a small number of people
- Shortness of breath, unexpected weight gain, swelling of your legs or abdomen, feeling unusually tired or waking up short of breath at night. These may be signs of heart failure. Shortness of breath can also be a sign of fluid on the lungs (this only happens in a small number of people).