Itrotab 200 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 200 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.
Uses of Itrotab 200 MG
Itrotab Capsule is used for the treatment of fungal infection of the nails, skin, mouth, eyes, vagina and other internal organs.Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Itrotab 200 Capsule is to be taken with food.
Itrotab 200 Capsule is used to treat fungal infections caused by Trichophyton spp., Microsporum spp., and Epidermophyton floccosum. The infections caused could be ringworm infection, infection of the feet, or infection in the groin and buttocks.
This medicine also treats persistent infection of fingernails and toenails, persistent candida (yeast) infections of vagina or candida (yeast) infections of the mouth or throat in patients with lower disease resistance. It is also used in the treatment of cryptococcal infection and infections caused by Histoplasma, aspergillus, and Blastomyces.
Benefits of itrotab capsule
In Treatment of Fungal infections
Itrotab 200 Capsule is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat infections in different parts of the body caused by fungi. It works by killing and stopping the growth of fungi. This provides relief from various symptoms caused by the infection and speeds up the healing process. You should keep taking the medicine until you complete the dose even if you get better. This will prevent the infection from returning.
How itrotab capsule works
Itrotab 200 Capsule is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your skin infection.
Itraconazole in Itrotab Capsule works by blocking the formation of the cell membrane of the fungus by inhibiting an enzyme, thus the fungi stop multiplying or die because of the non-formation of the complete cell membrane.
Dosage of Itrotab 200 MG
If you think you have taken too much of Itrotab Capsule, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
Missed a Dose
If you missed any dose of Itrotab Capsule, take it as soon as you remember. If it’s time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.
Side effects of Itrotab 200 MG
- Stomach pain
- Tingling sensation
- Altered sense of taste
Store Itrotab Capsule below 25°C in a clean and dry place, protected from moisture, sun light and heat.
Keep the medicine away from children and pets.
1.For how long do I need to take Itrotab 200 Capsule?
The dose and length of treatment depends on the type and site of infection and your response to the treatment. For example, if you are taking Itrotab 200 Capsule for athlete’s foot (fungal infection of the skin on the feet and between the toes), the dose may need to be taken for 30 days, on the other hand, if you are taking it for candidal infection of the vagina, the dose may span from 1 day to 3 days depending on the dosage advised by the doctor.
2.What should I do if I skip a dose of Itrotab 200 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.
3.I am taking Itrotab 200 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 200 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.
4.Why has my doctor asked me to get blood tests done?
Your doctor is probably trying to monitor your liver’s functioning. Itrotab 200 Capsule may cause serious liver damage. Therefore, if you develop loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, dark urine, or abdominal pain while taking Itrotab 200 Capsule, you should tell your doctor immediately.
5.Can I take antacid and Itrotab 200 Capsule together?
Itrotab 200 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 200 Capsule. If you are taking antacids (medicines that stop the production of stomach acid), take Itrotab 200 Capsule capsules with a drink of cola.
6.What is drug resistance? Is it possible to develop resistance to Itrotab 200 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 200 Capsule has been reported with some candida species (krusei, glabrata, and tropicalis). Itrotab 200 Capsule should not be used for infection caused due to these species. Take the complete course of Itrotab 200 Capsule to avoid drug resistance.
7.I have been on alprazolam for quite some time. Is it okay if I start Itrotab 200 Capsule now?
Yes, you can take both Alprazolam and Itrotab 200 Capsule together, but keep a watch on the side effects of alprazolam such as lightheadedness or drowsiness. If side effects appear after taking Itrotab 200 Capsule, talk to your doctor who will modify the dose of alprazolam.