Q. What is Itral used for?
Itral is an antifungal medicine used to treat fungal infections of skin, mouth, eyes, nails, vagina and other internal organs.
Q. Is Itral an antibiotic?
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.
Q. Does Itral affect the action of oral contraceptives (birth control pills)?
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.
Q. Does Itral treat ringworm (dermatophytoses)?
Yes, Itral is used to treat ringworm (known as dermatophytoses e.g. tinea pedis, tinea cruris, tinea corporis, tinea manuum).
Q. Does Itral cause an increase in blood pressure?
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.
Q. Does Itral cause erectile dysfunction?
Yes, Itral can rarely cause erectile dysfunction (erection problems). Please consult your doctor if you experience this problem.
Q. Does Itral cause weight gain?
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.
Q. Is Itral a sulfa drug?
No, Itral is not a sulfa drug. It is an azole derivative antifungal medicine.
Q. Does Itral cause drowsiness (feeling sleepy)?
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
Q. Does Itral cause hair loss?
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.
Q. Does Itral kill candida?
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.
Q. Does Itral work for nail fungus (dermatophytoses)?
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.
Q. Does Itral have penicillin in it?
No, Itral does not have penicillin in it.
Q. Does Itral make you tired?
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.
Q. Can I take Itral with aspirin?
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.