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Composition FOR AFDERM

Itraconazole(100 mg)

food interaction for AFDERM

alcohol interaction for AFDERM

pregnancy interaction for AFDERM

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medicine interaction for AFDERM

It is better to take Afderm 100 mg tablet empty stomach (1 hour before food or 2 hours after food).
Avoid Afderm 100 mg tablet with high-fat meals such as olive oil, nuts & seeds (Brazil nuts), dark chocolate, butter and meat.
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Afderm 100 mg tablet.
Afderm 100 mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Itraconazole(100 mg)


Afderm 100 mg tablet is used in the treatment of fungal infections and serious fungal infections

How it works

Afderm 100 mg tablet stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

Common side effects

Rash, Joint pain, Electrolyte imbalance, Headache, Dizziness, Decreased libido, Muscle pain, Running nose, Sleepiness, Vomiting, Weakness, Nausea, Dry mouth, Abdominal pain, Loss of appetite, Central nervous system depression, Dyspepsia, Hair loss, Fatigue, Anorectal pain, Liver enzyme increased, Fever, Hypokalemic (decreased potassium level in blood) alkalosis, Itching, Heartburn, Diarrhoea, Decreased appetite, Abdominal bloating, Altered taste, Bleeding gums, Drowsiness, Decreased sexual function, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Nervousness, Flatulence, Constipation


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Expert advice FOR AFDERM

  • If you are taking an antiacid, take it 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking itraconazole.
  • Do not take Itraconazole, if you are pregnant, think that you might be pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
  • Itraconazole may make you feel dizzy, or have blurred/double vision, or affect your hearing. Do not drive or use machines if you feel dizzy, or if your eyesight or hearing are affected.
  • Stop taking itraconazole and consult your doctor immediately, if you experience severe allergic reactions such as red and itchy skin rash, difficulty breathing, swelling of face, mouth, lips or eyelids, unexplained high temperature (fever) and feeling faint.
  • Inform your doctor immediately, if you experience loss of hearing or hearing disturbances or ringing in the ears, blurred or double vision or sensitivity to light or inability to control urine or increased urination or diarrhea.
  • Inform your doctor, if you have or have had liver or kidney problem, as the dose of itraconazole may have to be changed, and the liver function will have to be tested periodically.
  • Inform your doctor before taking itraconazole, if you are suffering from HIV/ AIDS, or any other disease where your immune system is compromised.

Frequently asked questions FOR AFDERM


Q. What is Itaspor/ Candistat cap/ Canditral/ Sporanox used for?
Itaspor/ Candistat cap/ Canditral/ Cporanox are all trade names for itraconazole, which is an antifungal medicine used to treat fungal infections of mouth, throat and food pipe

Q. Is Canditral/Sporanox an antibiotic?
Itraconazole/ Canditral/Sporanox are anti-fungal antibiotics. They can treat infections caused by fungi, but not by bacteria or parasites

Q. Is Sporanox safe?
Yes, itraconazole/ Sporanox is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Sporanox a steroid?
No, itraconazole/ Sporanox is not a steroid. It is an azole derivative antifungal medicine

Q. Is Sporanox stronger than Diflucan?
Sporanox (itraconazole) is effective against wider range of fungal infections as compared to Diflucan (fluconazole). However, as far as cure of fungal infections and side-effects are concerned, both drugs are equally effective and safe. Although itraconazole (Sporanox) has a broader action on different types of fungi than fluconazole (Diflucan), the strength of the two is comparable

Q. Can I take itraconazole with paracetamol?
There are no known drug interactions between itraconazole when taken with paracetamol. Consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on itraconazole

Q. Can I take itraconazole with amoxicillin or penicillin?
There are no known drug interactions between itraconazole when taken with amoxicillin or penicillin. Consult your doctor about all medications currently taken before starting and while on itraconazole

Q. Does itraconazole affect birth control?
There are no known influences of itraconazole on birth control medicatio

Q. Does itraconazole treat ringworm?
Yes, itraconazole/ Sporanox is used to treat ringworm

Q. Does itraconazole cause blood pressure, weight gain, and drowsiness?
Yes, itraconazole can rarely cause increase in blood pressure, weight gain and drowsiness

Q. Does itraconazole cause erectile dysfunction or affect sperms?
Yes, itraconazole can rarely lead to erectile dysfunction. There are no known effects on sperm count

Q. Is itraconazole/ Sporanox an OTC drug?
No itraconazole/ Sporanox is a scheduled drug, available on producing a prescriptio

Q. Is itraconazole/ Sporanox a sulfa drug?
No, itraconazole/ Sporanox is not a sulfa drug. It is an azole derivative antifungal medicine


Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)