Itrafaze 200mg Tablet

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Introduction

Itrafaze 200mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals. It works by stopping the growth of fungi and is used to treat infections of the mouth, throat, vagina, and other parts of the body including fingernails and toenails. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane.

Itrafaze 200mg Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. It should be swallowed whole and can be taken with food. To get the most benefit, take this medicine at evenly spaced times and continue using it until your prescription is finished, even if your symptoms disappear after a few days. If you stop the treatment too early, the infection may return and if you miss doses you can increase your risk of infections that are resistant to further treatment. Tell your doctor if the infection does not get better or if it gets worse.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, common cold, cough, blurred vision, and a problem with menstrual periods. You could ask your doctor about ways of preventing or reducing these effects. Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction like severe skin rash, tingling, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. 

Do not take it if you are pregnant or could become pregnant unless your doctor has told you to. Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you have ever had heart failure, a weak immune system (including HIV/AIDS), kidney problems, or liver problems such as yellow skin (jaundice). This medicine may not be suitable for you. If your course of treatment is for more than a month, your doctor may want to check your liver by testing your blood.

Uses of Itrafaze Tablet

Benefits of Itrafaze Tablet

In Treatment of Fungal infections

Itrafaze 200mg Tablet is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat infections in different parts of the body caused by fungi. It works by killing and stopping the growth of fungi. This provides relief from various symptoms caused by the infection and speeds up the healing process. You should keep taking the medicine until you complete the dose even if you get better. This will prevent the infection from returning.

Side effects of Itrafaze Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Itrafaze

  • Nausea
  • Common cold
  • Cough
  • Blurred vision
  • Menstrual disorder

How to use Itrafaze Tablet

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. Itrafaze 200mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Itrafaze Tablet works

Itrafaze 200mg Tablet is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your skin infection.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Itrafaze 200mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Itrafaze 200mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Itrafaze 200mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Itrafaze 200mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Itrafaze 200mg Tablet can sometimes cause dizziness, blurred/double vision or hearing loss. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Itrafaze 200mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Itrafaze 200mg Tablet 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 forget to take Itrafaze Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Itrafaze 200mg Tablet, 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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Quick tips

  • Itrafaze 200mg Tablet helps treat fungal infections of mouth, skin, vagina or any other parts of the body.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Take it with food, preferably at the same time everyday.
  • Use a reliable method of contraception to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.
  • Do not take indigestion remedies (antacids) within two hours of taking Itrafaze 200mg Tablet.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function before starting treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, or stomach pain.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop allergic reactions, nerve pain, or hearing loss.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Azoles {Triazoles}
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL
Action Class
Fungal ergosterol synthesis inhibitor

Interaction with drugs

Taking Itrafaze with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient concerns

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FAQs

Q. What is Itrafaze 200mg Tablet used for?

Itrafaze 200mg Tablet is used to treat fungal infections caused by Trichophyton spp., Microsporum spp., and Epidermophyton floccosum. The infections caused could be ringworm infection, infection of the feet, or infection in the groin and buttocks. This medicine also treats persistent infection of fingernails and toenails, persistent candida (yeast) infections of vagina or candida (yeast) infections of the mouth or throat in patients with lower disease resistance. It is also used in the treatment of cryptococcal infection and infections caused by Histoplasma, aspergillus, and Blastomyces.

Q. For how long do I need to take Itrafaze 200mg Tablet?

The dose and length of treatment depends on the type and site of infection and your response to the treatment. For example, if you are taking Itrafaze 200mg Tablet for athlete’s foot (fungal infection of the skin on the feet and between the toes), the dose may need to be taken for 30 days, on the other hand, if you are taking it for candidal infection of the vagina, the dose may span from 1 day to 3 days depending on the dosage advised by the doctor.

Q. What should I do if I skip a dose of Itrafaze 200mg Tablet?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not double the dose to make up for the forgotten dose.

Q. I am taking Itrafaze 200mg Tablet for nail infection but there does not seem to be any improvement. Can I stop taking it?

No, you should not stop taking Itrafaze 200mg Tablet without completing the entire course because doing so may not completely cure the fungal infection. It usually takes about 6-9 months for nail lesions to disappear because after the medicine eliminates the fungus, the new nail takes several months to grow. Do not worry if you do not see any improvement during the treatment.

Q. Why has my doctor asked me to get blood tests done?

Your doctor is probably trying to monitor your liver’s functioning. Itrafaze 200mg Tablet may cause serious liver damage. Therefore, if you develop loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, dark urine, or abdominal pain while taking Itrafaze 200mg Tablet, you should tell your doctor immediately.

Q. Can I take antacid and Itrafaze 200mg Tablet together?

Itrafaze 200mg Tablet can be utilized by the body if there is sufficient acid in the stomach. Medicines for stomach ulcers, heartburn, or indigestion neutralize the acid produced by the stomach. Therefore, take antacids or any such medicine about 2 hours after taking Itrafaze 200mg Tablet. If you are taking antacids (medicines that stop the production of stomach acid), take Itrafaze 200mg Tablet capsules with a drink of cola.

Q. What is drug resistance? Is it possible to develop resistance to Itrafaze 200mg Tablet?

Sometimes it happens that the fungi get modified in your body and the medicine no longer works. This is called drug resistance. Resistance to Itrafaze 200mg Tablet has been reported with some candida species (krusei, glabrata, and tropicalis). Itrafaze 200mg Tablet should not be used for infection caused due to these species. Take the complete course of Itrafaze 200mg Tablet to avoid drug resistance.

Q. I have been on alprazolam for quite some time. Is it okay if I start Itrafaze 200mg Tablet now?

Yes, you can take both Alprazolam and Itrafaze 200mg Tablet together, but keep a watch on the side effects of alprazolam such as lightheadedness or drowsiness. If side effects appear after taking Itrafaze 200mg Tablet, talk to your doctor who will modify the dose of alprazolam.

Q. My doctor prescribed Itrafaze 200mg Tablet to me but not to my friend who had a similar fungal infection because she was on dofetilide. Why is it so?

Your doctor did not prescribe Itrafaze 200mg Tablet to your friend because Itrafaze 200mg Tablet interferes with the working of dofetilide. This interference can cause disturbed electrical activity of the heart, which can be harmful to the patient.

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