Sporanox (Itraconazole)

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Sporanox (Itraconazole) Medication Information

Uses

Sporanox is a anti-fungal that is used to treat fungal infections. 

Dosage

The capsules are available in 100 mg strength.

Side Effects

The most common side effects of Sporanox include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Hypertension
  • Abnormal liver function

Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Sporanox.

Precautions

There is a decrease in Sporanox when it is taken on a empty stomach, so it should be taken with food. 

There are cases of liver toxicity when taking Sporanox, in patients who already have liver issues, their liver function should be monitored.

If patients develop neuropathy then Sporanox should be discontinued.

Interactions

The most common drug interaction with Sporanox included:

  • Cisapride
  • Midazolam
  • Nisoldipine
  • Pimozide
  • Quinidine
  • Dofetilide
  • Ergotamine 

Speak with your doctor for more information and before starting a new medication with Sporanox. 

Storage

Store at room temperature (59-77ºF). Protect Sporanox from light and moisture.  

Pharmacist Tips

  • Sporanox needs to be taken with a full meal.
  • The dose of Sporanox used depends on the type of infection that patients have. 
  • In patients with liver dysfunction, caution should be used in using Sporanox.

Itraconazole FAQs

How effective is Sporanox?

Sporanox is an effective treatment for fungal infections. It does not work on bacterial or viral infections. 

 

How long can you take Sporanox?

Treatment with Sporanox can be given for up to 12 weeks, but patients should follow their doctors recommendation for duration of treatment.

Can you drink while taking Sporanox?

It is recommended that patients not drink with Sporanox because it can increase dizziness and increase the risk of liver issues. 

 

What are the side effects of Sporanox?

The most common side effects seen with Sporanox include nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, headache, and dizziness. 

 

Is Sporanox an antibiotic?

No, Sporanox is an antifungal and can only treat fungal infections.

 

Related Drugs

Reference:

Sporanox {package insert}. Raritan, NJ: Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; 2010.

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2009/020083s040s041s044lbl.pdf

PharmD Medical Writer

Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD

Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.

The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

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