Brand Names:
Sporanox


Drug Type: Antifungal

Itraconazole (Sporanox)


Itraconazole (Sporanox) is an antifungal drug used for treating aspergillosis, sour crop (candida), and cryptococcus. It is often used in combination with other drugs, such as amphotericin B and/or clotrimazole. Itraconazole is more effective against Aspergillus spp. than other antifungal drugs, and has less potential toxic side effects.

Typical Dosage: 5-10 mg/kg BID, given orally.
  • Reduced appetite
  • Yellowing of the eyes or skin
  • Cough up mucus
  • fast, irregular heartbeat
  • meloxicam
  • certain antibiotics like ciprofloxacin, clarithromycin, erythromycin
  • certain medicines for the heart like disopyramide, dofetilide, dronedarone, eplerenone, quinidine, ranolazine
  • colchicine
  • other medicines that prolong the QT interval (cause an abnormal heart rhythm)
  • red yeast rice
  • certain medicines for seizures like carbamazepine, phenytoin
  • other medicines for fungal infections
  • praziquantel