Medicine Overview of Itral Ointment
Uses of Itral Ointment
Itral 1% Ointment is used in the treatment of fungal infections and serious fungal infections.
Side effects of Itral Ointment
Nausea, Abdominal pain, Skin rash, Increased liver enzymes.
How to use Itral Ointment
This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and gently massage the ointment. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.
How Itral Ointment works
Itral 1% ointment stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.
In Depth Information on Itral Ointment
Expert advice for Itral Ointment
- 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.
Special precautions for Itral 1% Ointment
No interaction found
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Itral 1% Ointment may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.+more
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....
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.
Itral 1% Ointment is probably usafe to use during lactation.+more
Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby....
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.+more
Itral 1% Ointment can sometimes cause dizziness, blurred/double vision or hearing loss. This may affect your ability to drive....
Itral 1% Ointment 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 Itral 1+more
% Ointment in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor....
There is limited information available on the use of Itral 1% Ointment in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.+more
Inform your doctor if you develop signs of jaundice like yellowing of eyes and skin, itching, and clay colored stools while taking this medicine....
Inform your doctor if you develop signs of jaundice like yellowing of eyes and skin, itching, and clay colored stools while taking this medicine.
Frequently asked questions for Itral 1%w/w Ointment
Frequently asked questions for Itraconazole
Itral is an antifungal medicine used to treat fungal infections of skin, mouth, eyes, nails, vagina and other internal organs.
Itral is an anti-fungal antibiotic. It is useful in treating infections caused by fungi, but not by bacteria, viruses or parasites.
Yes, Itral is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
No, Itral is not a steroid. It is an antifungal medicine which belongs to the class of triazoles.
Q. Is Itral stronger than fluconazole?
Itral 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 Itral with paracetamol?
There are no known drug interactions between Itral and paracetamol if taken together. However, interaction can occur. Consult your doctor about all medications that you are currently taking before starting Itral.
Q. Can I take Itral with amoxicillin or penicillin?
There are no clinically observed drug interactions between Itral when taken with amoxicillin or penicillin. Please talk to your doctor in case you are taking the two medicines together.
There are no known interactions of Itral with oral contraceptives (birth control pills). However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor if you are asked to take Itral and you are already taking oral contraceptives.
Yes, Itral is used to treat ringworm (known as dermatophytoses e.g. tinea pedis, tinea cruris, tinea corporis, tinea manuum).
An increase in blood pressure has been seen with Itral 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 Itral.
Yes, Itral can rarely cause erectile dysfunction (erection problems). Please consult your doctor if you experience this problem.
Weight gain has not been reported as an adverse effect with Itral. However, if you experience unexpected weight gain with Itral, this could be an indication of an underlying heart problem. Consult your doctor immediately as Itral can make your heart problem worse.
No, Itral is not a sulfa drug. It is an azole derivative antifungal medicine.
Drowsiness (feeling sleepy) has not been reported as a side effect of Itral. However, in case you feel very sleepy while taking Itral, you must consult your doctor. Dizziness (feeling of fainting) has been reported as a side effect with Itral
Hair loss (alopecia) is reported as a side effect of Itral in the postmarketing studies. Please consult your doctor in case you experience hair loss while taking Itral.
Yes, Itral 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.
Yes, Itral does work for the nail fungus known as dermatophytoses (tinea unguium). Consult your doctor before starting Itral 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.
No, Itral does not have penicillin in it.
Itral does not make you tired. In case you feel very tired while taking Itral, 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.
There are no clinically observed drug interactions between Itral when taken with aspirin. Please talk to your doctor in case you are taking the two medicines together.
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