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    Information about Itraconazole

    Itraconazole uses

    Itraconazole 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.

    How itraconazole works

    Itraconazole is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your infection.

    Common side effects of itraconazole

    Nausea, Diarrhea, Stomach pain, Skin rash, Increased liver enzymes
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    Dr. Betina Chandolia
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    02 May 2019 | 08:59 AM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Itraconazole

    • Itraconazole 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 Itraconazole.
    • 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.

    Frequently asked questions for Itraconazole


    Q. Is Itraconazole safe to use?

    Yes, Itraconazole is safe when used as advised by your doctor.

    Q. Does Itraconazole treat ringworm infection (dermatophytoses)?

    Yes, Itraconazole can be used to treat ringworm infection.

    Q. Can I stop taking Itraconazole if I feel well?

    No, do not stop taking Itraconazole and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared.

    Q. What if I don't get better after using Itraconazole?

    Inform your doctor if you don't feel better even after finishing the full course of treatment. Also, inform him if your symptoms are getting worse while using this medicine.

    Content on this page was last updated on 02 May, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)