Drug Class: What is Sporanox and why is it prescribed?
Drug Mechanism: How does Sporanox work?
Dosage: How should you take Sporanox?
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Sporanox
Special information on Sporanox
Sporanox side effects
|Drug Class: What is Sporanox and why is it prescribed?|
Sporanox capsules are used to treat four types of serious fungal infection: blastomycosis, histoplasmosis, aspergillosis, and onychomycosis.
Blastomycosis can affect the lungs, bones, and skin. Histoplasmosis can affect the lungs, heart, and blood. Aspergillosis can affect the lungs, kidneys, and other organs. Onychomycosis affects the nails.
Sporanox is also used against fungal infections in people with weak immune systems, such as AIDS patients. Sporanox oral solution is used to treat
|Drug Mechanism: How does Sporanox work?|
|Itraconazole causes a leakiness in the fungus (yeast) cell that causes its death.|
|Dosage: How should you take Sporanox?|
Take Sporanox exactly as prescribed. To make sure the Sporanox capsules are properly absorbed, you should take them after a full meal; the oral solution should be taken without food. A cola drink can help some people absorb the capsules better.
Continue taking Sporanox until all the medication is gone. Do not take antacids within 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking Sporanox. Swish the oral solution, 10 milliliters at a time, in your mouth for a few seconds before swallowing it. Mouth and throat
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Sporanox|
If Sporanox is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Sporanox with any of the following:
Acid-blocking drugs such as Tagamet, Pepcid, and Zantac, Alprazolam (Xanax), Atorvastatin (Lipitor), Blood-thinning drugs such as Coumadin, Buspirone (BuSpar), Busulfan (Myleran), Calcium channel blockers such as Cardene, Norvasc, and Procardia, Carbamazepine (Tegretol), Clarithromycin (Biaxin), Cyclosporine (Sandimmune,
|Special information on Sporanox|
Special information on Sporanox, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, effects of Sporanox during pregnancy have not been adequately studied. If you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately. You should not take Sporanox to treat onychomycosis if you are or may become pregnant. In any event, Sporanox should not be used during pregnancy if the problem is a nail infection.
In other cases, check with your doctor before you take Sporanox.
|Sporanox side effects|
Side effects of Sporanox cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, inform your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Sporanox.
More common side effects of Sporanox: May include, anxiety, bursitis, diarrhea, fatigue, fever, gas, headache, high blood pressure, indigestion, injury, muscle pain, nasal and sinus inflammation, nausea, pain, rash, respiratory infection, swelling due to water retention,
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