Itrotab 100 Capsule belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals. It works by stopping the growth of fungi and is used to treat infections of the mouth, throat, vagina, and other parts of the body including fingernails and toenails. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane.
Itrotab 100 Capsule should be taken in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. It should be swallowed whole and can be taken with food. To get the most benefit, take this medicine at evenly spaced times and continue using it until your prescription is finished, even if your symptoms disappear after a few days.
If you stop the treatment too early, the infection may return and if you miss doses you can increase your risk of infections that are resistant to further treatment. Tell your doctor if the infection does not get better or if it gets worse.
The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, common cold, cough, blurred vision, and a problem with menstrual periods. You could ask your doctor about ways of preventing or reducing these effects. Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction like severe skin rash, tingling, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Do not take it if you are pregnant or could become pregnant unless your doctor has told you to. Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you have ever had heart failure, a weak immune system (including HIV/AIDS), kidney problems, or liver problems such as yellow skin (jaundice). This medicine may not be suitable for you. If your course of treatment is for more than a month, your doctor may want to check your liver by testing your blood.
How to used Itrotab 100 Capsule
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Itrotab 100 Capsule is to be taken with food.
How Itrotab 100 Capsule work
Itrotab 100 Capsule is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your skin infection.
How should I take Itrotab 100 Capsule ?
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
Do not share itraconazole with another person, even if they have the same symptoms you have.
The itraconazole capsule should be taken with food.
Swallow the capsule whole and do not crush, chew, break, or open it.
Take itraconazole oral solution (liquid) on an empty stomach, at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after a meal. Swish the liquid in your mouth for several seconds before swallowing it.
Measure liquid medicine carefully. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).
The Sporanox PulsePak has a special dosing schedule that includes not taking the medicine for several days in a row. Follow all dosing instructions carefully.
Itraconazole capsules should not be used in place of itraconazole oral solution (liquid) if that is what your doctor has prescribed. Avoid medication errors by using only the form and strength your doctor prescribes.
If you also take a stomach acid reducer (Tagamet, Pepcid, Axid, Zantac, and others), take itraconazole with an acidic drink such as non-diet cola.
Side effects of Itrotab 100 Capsule
Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Itrotab
- Common cold
- Blurred vision
- Menstrual disorder
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.
1.What should I do if I skip a dose of Itrotab 100 Capsule?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not double the dose to make up for the forgotten dose.
2.I am taking Itrotab 100 Capsule for nail infection but there does not seem to be any improvement. Can I stop taking it?
No, you should not stop taking Itrotab 100 Capsule without completing the entire course because doing so may not completely cure the fungal infection. It usually takes about 6-9 months for nail lesions to disappear because after the medicine eliminates the fungus, the new nail takes several months to grow. Do not worry if you do not see any improvement during the treatment.
3.Why has my doctor asked me to get blood tests done?
Your doctor is probably trying to monitor your liver’s functioning. Itrotab 100 Capsule may cause serious liver damage. Therefore, if you develop loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, dark urine, or abdominal pain while taking Itrotab 100 Capsule, you should tell your doctor immediately.
4.Can I take antacid and Itrotab 100 Capsule together?
Itrotab 100 Capsule can be utilized by the body if there is sufficient acid in the stomach. Medicines for stomach ulcers, heartburn, or indigestion neutralize the acid produced by the stomach. Therefore, take antacids or any such medicine about 2 hours after taking Itrotab 100 Capsule. If you are taking antacids (medicines that stop the production of stomach acid), take Itrotab 100 Capsule capsules with a drink of cola.
5.What is drug resistance? Is it possible to develop resistance to Itrotab 100 Capsule?
Sometimes it happens that the fungi get modified in your body and the medicine no longer works. This is called drug resistance. Resistance to Itrotab 100 Capsule has been reported with some candida species (krusei, glabrata, and tropicalis). Itrotab 100 Capsule should not be used for infection caused due to these species. Take the complete course of Itrotab 100 Capsule to avoid drug resistance.
6.I have been on alprazolam for quite some time. Is it okay if I start Itrotab 100 Capsule now?
Yes, you can take both Alprazolam and Itrotab 100 Capsule together, but keep a watch on the side effects of alprazolam such as lightheadedness or drowsiness. If side effects appear after taking Itrotab 100 Capsule, talk to your doctor who will modify the dose of alprazolam.
7.My doctor prescribed Itrotab 100 Capsule to me but not to my friend who had a similar fungal infection because she was on dofetilide. Why is it so?
Your doctor did not prescribe Itrotab 100 Capsule to your friend because Itrotab 100 Capsule interferes with the working of dofetilide. This interference can cause disturbed electrical activity of the heart, which can be harmful to the patient.