Itorate Forte Capsule


Overview

Uses of Itorate Capsule
Itorate Forte 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.
Itorate Capsule side effects
Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Skin rash
  • Increased liver enzymes
How to use Itorate Capsule
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. Itorate Forte Capsule is to be taken with food.
If you are taking oral solution, it should be taken one hour before any food or drink.
How Itorate Capsule works
Itorate Forte Capsule is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your infection.
Itorate Capsule related warnings
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Itorate Forte Capsule.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Itorate Forte 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Itorate Forte Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Itorate Forte Capsule can sometimes cause dizziness, blurred/double vision or hearing loss. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Itorate Forte Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Itorate Forte 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.
What if you miss a dose of Itorate Capsule?
If you miss a dose of Itorate Forte 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.

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Itorate Forte Capsule to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Do not take it with any heartburn medications - especially proton pump inhibitors and H2 blockers.
  • Requires an acidic pH for absorption. Hence, take it with a full meal for best results.
  • Notify your doctor if you have taken steroids recently.

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Itorate

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I have some type of fungal infections under and over my private parts.
Dr. Ravi Shankar M.
Ayurveda
Apply Gandhaka Malahar, and Cap Tiktamrit 1-0-1 for one month after food, Aragwadhadhi Kashayam 15 ml twice a day with equal qty of water before food. Dry those parts completely after bath and use Candid dusting powder
Problem of fungal infections in groin areas (Tinea cruris) from the last 8 months taken allopathic medicine like fluka 150, candiforce but whenever's medicine closed its relapse
Dr. Faran Siddiqui
Homeopathy
These are too powerful medication and its effects 2to3 months for effects to go off and a very light therapy like homeopathy to act . You may apply Calendula Nectar powder on affected areas.
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FAQs

Q. What is Itorate used for?
Itorate is an antifungal medicine used to treat fungal infections of skin, mouth, eyes, nails, vagina and other internal organs.
Q. Is Itorate an antibiotic?
Itorate is an anti-fungal antibiotic. It is useful in treating infections caused by fungi, but not by bacteria, viruses or parasites.
Q. Is Itorate safe?
Yes, Itorate is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Itorate a steroid?
No, Itorate is not a steroid. It is an antifungal medicine which belongs to the class of triazoles.
Q. Is Itorate stronger than fluconazole?
Itorate 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 Itorate with paracetamol?
There are no known drug interactions between Itorate and paracetamol if taken together. However, interaction can occur. Consult your doctor about all medications that you are currently taking before starting Itorate.
Q. Can I take Itorate with amoxicillin or penicillin?
There are no clinically observed drug interactions between Itorate when taken with amoxicillin or penicillin. Please talk to your doctor in case you are taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Itorate affect the action of oral contraceptives (birth control pills)?
There are no known interactions of Itorate with oral contraceptives (birth control pills). However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor if you are asked to take Itorate and you are already taking oral contraceptives.
Q. Does Itorate treat ringworm (dermatophytoses)?
Yes, Itorate is used to treat ringworm (known as dermatophytoses e.g. tinea pedis, tinea cruris, tinea corporis, tinea manuum).
Q. Does Itorate cause an increase in blood pressure?
An increase in blood pressure has been seen with Itorate 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 Itorate.
Q. Does Itorate cause erectile dysfunction?
Yes, Itorate can rarely cause erectile dysfunction (erection problems). Please consult your doctor if you experience this problem.
Q. Does Itorate cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as an adverse effect with Itorate. However, if you experience unexpected weight gain with Itorate, this could be an indication of an underlying heart problem. Consult your doctor immediately as Itorate can make your heart problem worse.
Q. Is Itorate a sulfa drug?
No, Itorate is not a sulfa drug. It is an azole derivative antifungal medicine.
Q. Does Itorate cause drowsiness (feeling sleepy)?
Drowsiness (feeling sleepy) has not been reported as a side effect of Itorate. However, in case you feel very sleepy while taking Itorate, you must consult your doctor. Dizziness (feeling of fainting) has been reported as a side effect with Itorate
Q. Does Itorate cause hair loss?
Hair loss (alopecia) is reported as a side effect of Itorate in the postmarketing studies. Please consult your doctor in case you experience hair loss while taking Itorate.
Q. Does Itorate kill candida?
Yes, Itorate 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 Itorate work for nail fungus (dermatophytoses)?
Yes, Itorate does work for the nail fungus known as dermatophytoses (tinea unguium). Consult your doctor before starting Itorate 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 Itorate have penicillin in it?
No, Itorate does not have penicillin in it.
Q. Does Itorate make you tired?
Itorate does not make you tired. In case you feel very tired while taking Itorate, 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 Itorate with aspirin?
There are no clinically observed drug interactions between Itorate when taken with aspirin. Please talk to your doctor in case you are taking the two medicines together.
Related Lab Tests
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 5th Sep 2018.
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