Itraconazole is used to treat and prevent fungal infections.
Take itraconazole regularly as directed. Keep taking it until the course is finished, even if you start to feel better.
Take the capsules with food and a glass of water. Swallow them whole.
Measure the liquid carefully with an oral syringe or measuring spoon. Take it on an empty stomach - one hour before or two hours after food.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible and continue as directed.
Some medicines available without a prescription may react with itraconazole including:
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products (e.g. St John's wort) or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Symptoms of allergy including: skin rash, itching, swelling, trouble breathing
Fever, sore throat, chills, aches and pains, tiredness
Symptoms of liver problems including: yellow skin or eyes, itching, dark urine, pale bowel motions, abdominal pain
Change in heartbeat, chest pain, fainting
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Swollen feet or legs, short of breath
|Tell your doctor|
Nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, bloating, indigestion
|Tell your doctor if troublesome|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. February 2018
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