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