Itraconazole 100mg medicine is a fat-soluble synthetic triazole antifungal medicine. It is used to treat a variety of fungal infections by stopping the growth of the fungus. The medicine helps in treating extreme fungal infections in the lungs that spread throughout the body such as blastomycosis that mainly involves lungs and spreads to skin and bones of the body, coccidioidomycosis a mammalian fungal infection that resides in soil and affects respiratory system, histoplasmosis affects multiple organ systems and might resemble tuberculosis, paracoccidioidomycosis involves bones, lungs and respiratory tract.
It also helps in treating fungal infections like a yeast infection, fingernail and toenail infection, scalp and other skin infections. The medicine works better than fluconazole. The medicine is active against all skin fungi. The medicine is an extreme protein-bound capsule. The limitation of medicine is that it interacts with numerous other medicines related to fungal infections. The medicine also prevents Terfenadine, Astemizole to metabolize. The interaction of the medicine with steroids can be acute leading to permanent ductless gland failure.
Itraconazole 100mg is usually tolerable. It is better to swallow the medicine with an acidic drink. Do not open, chew or crush the medicine. It is better absorbed with food. The medicine is usually taken twice per day. Repeat the medicine only with doctor’s consult. For better results, take the medicine at similar time intervals. Your medication should not be taken by anyone else.
Do not start or stop the dose of medicine without consulting your doctor. Do not overdose medicine. Inadequate amount of medicine might cause severe health issues. Avoid substituting the medicine (liquid to capsule and capsule to liquid). Avoid switching from one medicine to the other.
Do not take Itraconazole 100mg if you are allergic to azole antifungal. Consult your doctor before using the medicine. Do not take the medicine with heart, liver or kidney disease. Avoid driving with medicine intake, it may cause dizziness. Serious allergic reaction to medicine is rare.
- Stomach upset
- Rash and itching