Itrasafe Capsule

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Overview

Uses of Itrasafe Capsule
Itrasafe 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.
Itrasafe Capsule side effects
Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Skin rash
  • Increased liver enzymes
How to use Itrasafe 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. Itrasafe 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 Itrasafe Capsule works
Itrasafe Capsule is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your infection.
Itrasafe Capsule related warnings
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Itrasafe Capsule.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Itrasafe 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
Itrasafe 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.
Itrasafe 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 Itrasafe Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Itrasafe 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 Itrasafe Capsule?
If you miss a dose of Itrasafe 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 Itrasafe 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 Itrasafe

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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 Itrasafe used for?
Itrasafe is an antifungal medicine used to treat fungal infections of skin, mouth, eyes, nails, vagina and other internal organs.
Q. Is Itrasafe an antibiotic?
Itrasafe is an anti-fungal antibiotic. It is useful in treating infections caused by fungi, but not by bacteria, viruses or parasites.
Q. Is Itrasafe safe?
Yes, Itrasafe is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Itrasafe a steroid?
No, Itrasafe is not a steroid. It is an antifungal medicine which belongs to the class of triazoles.
Q. Is Itrasafe stronger than fluconazole?
Itrasafe 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 Itrasafe with paracetamol?
There are no known drug interactions between Itrasafe and paracetamol if taken together. However, interaction can occur. Consult your doctor about all medications that you are currently taking before starting Itrasafe.
Q. Can I take Itrasafe with amoxicillin or penicillin?
There are no clinically observed drug interactions between Itrasafe when taken with amoxicillin or penicillin. Please talk to your doctor in case you are taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Itrasafe affect the action of oral contraceptives (birth control pills)?
There are no known interactions of Itrasafe with oral contraceptives (birth control pills). However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor if you are asked to take Itrasafe and you are already taking oral contraceptives.
Q. Does Itrasafe treat ringworm (dermatophytoses)?
Yes, Itrasafe is used to treat ringworm (known as dermatophytoses e.g. tinea pedis, tinea cruris, tinea corporis, tinea manuum).
Q. Does Itrasafe cause an increase in blood pressure?
An increase in blood pressure has been seen with Itrasafe 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 Itrasafe.
Q. Does Itrasafe cause erectile dysfunction?
Yes, Itrasafe can rarely cause erectile dysfunction (erection problems). Please consult your doctor if you experience this problem.
Q. Does Itrasafe cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as an adverse effect with Itrasafe. However, if you experience unexpected weight gain with Itrasafe, this could be an indication of an underlying heart problem. Consult your doctor immediately as Itrasafe can make your heart problem worse.
Q. Is Itrasafe a sulfa drug?
No, Itrasafe is not a sulfa drug. It is an azole derivative antifungal medicine.
Q. Does Itrasafe cause drowsiness (feeling sleepy)?
Drowsiness (feeling sleepy) has not been reported as a side effect of Itrasafe. However, in case you feel very sleepy while taking Itrasafe, you must consult your doctor. Dizziness (feeling of fainting) has been reported as a side effect with Itrasafe
Q. Does Itrasafe cause hair loss?
Hair loss (alopecia) is reported as a side effect of Itrasafe in the postmarketing studies. Please consult your doctor in case you experience hair loss while taking Itrasafe.
Q. Does Itrasafe kill candida?
Yes, Itrasafe 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 Itrasafe work for nail fungus (dermatophytoses)?
Yes, Itrasafe does work for the nail fungus known as dermatophytoses (tinea unguium). Consult your doctor before starting Itrasafe 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 Itrasafe have penicillin in it?
No, Itrasafe does not have penicillin in it.
Q. Does Itrasafe make you tired?
Itrasafe does not make you tired. In case you feel very tired while taking Itrasafe, 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 Itrasafe with aspirin?
There are no clinically observed drug interactions between Itrasafe when taken with aspirin. Please talk to your doctor in case you are taking the two medicines together.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Sep 2018.
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