Itraconazole 200 mg Capsule
Intro:- It is an antifungal medicine that fights with fungus infections. It is from azole antifungal class of drugs. It will stop the growth of fungal. Itraconazole is used in the treatment of fungus infections, which can affect any part of the body including the mouth, lungs, vagina, nails of finger and toe, and throat.
Side Effect:- All medicines may have some common side effects. Inform your doctor if you observe any of the given side effects such as Headache, Diarrhea, Upset stomach, Runny Nose, vomiting and fatigue.
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.