What is Sporanox?
Sporanox is generically available in the name of itraconazole an azole antifungal medicine in the same class of drugs as fluconazole which kills fungi by interfering fungal cell membrane. Infections caused by fungus with symptoms including lungs, mouth or throat, toenails, or fingernails are been effectively treated by sporanox. The drug is also used to treat patients with fever and low white blood cell who are borne to fungal infection. Sporanox may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Sporanox (Itraconazole) is not a treatment or a cure for HIV however is us used for the treatment of fungal infections with HIV infected individuals. The drug fights infections such as histoplasmosis, blastomycosis, candidiasis and aspergillosis. Sporanox is found to interact with few medications such as itraconazole , fluconazole, Triazolam,ketoconazole ,Extina, Nizoral, pimozide, Ketozole, methylergonovine, ergotamine, midazolam, nisoldipine, Nizoral and Xolegal and also avoid consuming sporanox if you are diagnosed with heart failure or if you are or if you predict pregnancy in the near future. Sporanox will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu. Do not take Sporanox if you are allergic to the above mentioned drugs and further drugs related to this category as their interactions are seen to have adverse effects. It’s strictly advised not to take Sporanox if you have cystic fibrosis, heart disease, difficulty in breathing, kidney or liver disease.
What should I know before taking Sporanox?
Do not take Sporanox if you are allergic to itraconazole or similar medications which is found to interact with sporanox and other related medications other drugs that can cause serious or life threatening medical problems.
The following drugs should not be used with Sporanox
Methadone (Methadose, Dolophine);
Felodipine (Plendil), nisoldipine (Sular);
lovastatin (Advicor, Altocor, Altoprev, Mevacor)
Simvastatin (Zocor, Simcor, Vytorin);
Ergotamine (Ergomar, Cafergot, Migergot),
Avoid Sporanox if you have these medical conditions,
Heart disease or Long QT syndrome
History of stroke, (COPD) or difficulties in breathing
Cirrhosis or cystic fibrosis
Sporanox should be avoided if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant as the drug may passinto breast milk and can harm the new born baby.
Sporanox is an anti-fungal drug in class of drugs as fluconazole (Diflucan), ketoconazole (Nizoral), and miconazole (Micatin, Monistat).
How it Works
Sporanox capsules contain the principle ingredient Itraconazole which is used to treat infections caused by fungi. The drug works by preventing fungi from producing a substance called ergosterol. Sporanox is also used to treat fungal infections including those of the genitals, mouth and skin. It also stops fungal infections with people suffering with underactive immune system.