Itraconazole

(eye-truh-KON-uh-zole)

Itraconazole (Sporanox) is a medicine that is used to treat fungus or yeast infections.  

This medication is available as a capsule, tablet and liquid and should be taken by mouth.

  • This medicine has many drug interactions with other medicines. Serious reactions may occur. Do not give any other medication (prescription or over-the-counter medicine), without first talking to the doctor.
  • Do not take antacids within two hours of this medicine.
  • Itraconazole oral liquid should be taken on an empty stomach.
  • Itraconazole pills (capsules and tablets) should be taken with a meal and a full glass of water.
  • Do not switch between liquid and capsules without speaking to your doctor.
  • Do not eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice while taking itraconazole as it will cause the level of medication in the blood to be lowered.
  • Do not stop giving this medicine until it is all gone even if the infection seems to be gone.
  • Store tablets, capsules and liquid at room temperature, away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Do not use after the expiration date on the bottle / package.
  • If too much medication is taken by accident, call the Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC), 513-636-5111 or 1-800-222-1222, or call your child's doctor right away.
  • Keep this medication out of the reach of children. 
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.
  • For any medication information related to your child's dosing schedule and / or missed doses, contact the healthcare provider who prescribed the medication.
  • Throwing up
  • Upset stomach
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Diarrhea (watery stools)
  • Headache
  • Belly pain
  • Skin rash
  • Itching
  • Dark urine
  • Yellowing of the eyes or skin
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness

Last Updated 11/2013