Medicine Overview of Itacozio Capsule
Itacozio 200 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of fungal infections
. It is used to treat fungal infections of the mouth or vagina (thrush), skin and other parts of the body such as finger and toenails.
Side Effects of Itacozio are Nausea, Diarrhoea, Stomach pain, Skin rash, Increased liver enzymes.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Itacozio 200 mg Capsule is to be taken with food.
If you are taking oral solution, it should be taken one hour before any food or drink.
Itacozio 200 mg Capsule is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your infection.
In Depth Information on Itacozio Capsule
Itacozio Capsule related warnings
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Itacozio 200 mg Capsule.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Itacozio 200 mg Capsule 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.
Itacozio 200 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Itacozio 200 mg Capsule can sometimes cause dizziness, blurred/double vision or hearing loss. This may affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Itacozio 200 mg Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Itacozio 200 mg Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you develop signs of jaundice like yellowing of eyes and skin, itching, and clay colored stools while taking this medicine.
If you miss a dose of Itacozio 200 mg Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Frequently asked questions about Itacozio Capsule
Q. What is Itacozio used for?
Itacozio is an antifungal medicine used to treat fungal infections of skin, mouth, eyes, nails, vagina and other internal organs.
Q. Is Itacozio an antibiotic?
Itacozio is an anti-fungal antibiotic. It is useful in treating infections caused by fungi, but not by bacteria, viruses or parasites.
Yes, Itacozio is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Itacozio a steroid?
No, Itacozio is not a steroid. It is an antifungal medicine which belongs to the class of triazoles.
Q. Is Itacozio stronger than fluconazole?
Itacozio is effective against a much wider range of fungal infections as compared to fluconazole. However, both drugs are equally effective and safe if used for same infections.
Q. Can I take Itacozio with paracetamol?
There are no known drug interactions between Itacozio and paracetamol if taken together. However, interaction can occur. Consult your doctor about all medications that you are currently taking before starting Itacozio.
Q. Can I take Itacozio with amoxicillin or penicillin?
There are no clinically observed drug interactions between Itacozio when taken with amoxicillin or penicillin. Please talk to your doctor in case you are taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Itacozio affect the action of oral contraceptives (birth control pills)?
There are no known interactions of Itacozio with oral contraceptives (birth control pills). However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor if you are asked to take Itacozio and you are already taking oral contraceptives.
Q. Does Itacozio treat ringworm (dermatophytoses)?
Yes, Itacozio is used to treat ringworm (known as dermatophytoses e.g. tinea pedis, tinea cruris, tinea corporis, tinea manuum).
Q. Does Itacozio cause an increase in blood pressure?
An increase in blood pressure has been seen with Itacozio in some studies. However, this is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you have a history of high blood pressure or you are experiencing high blood pressure after taking Itacozio.
Q. Does Itacozio cause erectile dysfunction?
Yes, Itacozio can rarely cause erectile dysfunction (erection problems). Please consult your doctor if you experience this problem.
Q. Does Itacozio cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as an adverse effect with Itacozio. However, if you experience unexpected weight gain with Itacozio, this could be an indication of an underlying heart problem. Consult your doctor immediately as Itacozio can make your heart problem worse.
Q. Is Itacozio a sulfa drug?
No, Itacozio is not a sulfa drug. It is an azole derivative antifungal medicine.
Q. Does Itacozio cause drowsiness (feeling sleepy)?
Drowsiness (feeling sleepy) has not been reported as a side effect of Itacozio. However, in case you feel very sleepy while taking Itacozio, you must consult your doctor. Dizziness (feeling of fainting) has been reported as a side effect with Itacozio
Q. Does Itacozio cause hair loss?
Hair loss (alopecia) is reported as a side effect of Itacozio in the postmarketing studies. Please consult your doctor in case you experience hair loss while taking Itacozio.
Q. Does Itacozio kill candida?
Yes, Itacozio has been shown to be active against candida and is indicated for the treatment of the infections caused by candida. It is indicated for the treatment of oropharyngeal candidasis.
Q. Does Itacozio work for nail fungus (dermatophytoses)?
Yes, Itacozio does work for the nail fungus known as dermatophytoses (tinea unguium). Consult your doctor before starting Itacozio for any infection and you must take the medicine for as long as it is prescribed by the doctor. Do not stop the medicine until told by your doctor.
Q. Does Itacozio have penicillin in it?
No, Itacozio does not have penicillin in it.
Q. Does Itacozio make you tired?
Itacozio does not make you tired. In case you feel very tired while taking Itacozio, please talk to your doctor immediately as it may be due to an underlying liver problem or a heart condition with fluids in your lungs.
Q. Can I take Itacozio with aspirin?
There are no clinically observed drug interactions between Itacozio when taken with aspirin. Please talk to your doctor in case you are taking the two medicines together.
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