February 26 2020

ITRACONAZOLE

List of brands containing itraconazole   

This page contains a list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active principle itraconazole in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Mexico] [ Pakistan] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be not sold at the present moment, have been suspended or had its name changed or ended, so that in no case can take decisions based on the information contained in the page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damages arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.

Indications and usage     

Itraconazole belongs to a group of medicines called antifungal imidazole.

This drug is indicated for the treatment of fungal infections of the vagina, skin, mouth, eyes, nails or internal organs.

Medizzine recommends you consult the doctor if you don't know why has prescribed itraconazole.

Other ingredients of available commercial presentations:

Capsules

Each capsule contains as active ingredient itraconazole, 100 mg. The other ingredients are sugar spheres (sucrose, corn starch, starch syrup), hypromellose and macrogol. The capsule itself is made of titanium dioxide, sodium indigotin disulfonate, gelatin and sodium erythrosine.

Oral solution

Each milliliter of solution contains as active principle 10 milligrams of itraconazole. The other ingredients are: hydroxypropyl beta-cyclodextrin, sorbitol, propylene glycol, cherry flavor 1 (containing 1,2-propylene glycol and acetic acid), cherry flavor 2 (containing 1,2-propylene glycol and lactic acid), caramel, sodium saccharin, hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide (for pH adjustment) and distilled water.

Solution for infusion

Each milliliter of solution for infusion contains as active principle 10 milligrams of itraconazole. The other ingredients are: Propylene glycol, hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin, concentrated hydrochloric acid, sodium hydroxide and water for injection. Each bag contains 9 milligrams of sodium chloride per milliliter of water for injection.

Warning:

The composition of the various presentations may vary from one country to another. We recommend you consult the information provided by your local supplier.

Additional warning     

This medicine in capsules contains sucrose, which should be taken in mind in diabetic patients. If your doctor has told you that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact him before taking it.

Before taking the drug     

Do not use itraconazole

If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active substance itraconazole or any of the other ingredients of the medicinal product prescribed to you. If you think you may be allergic, ask your doctor.

Allergy symptoms may include:

- Asthma attacks with shortness of breath, audible wheezing or rapid breathing.
- More or less sudden swelling of the face, lips, tongue or elsewhere in the body. It is especially critical if it affects the vocal cords.
- Hives, itching, rash
- Anaphylactic shock (loss of consciousness, paleness, sweating, etc.).

Also, you should not take this medicine:

- If you are pregnant (only your doctor, who knows you are pregnant, will decide if you need itraconazole).

If you are of childbearing age and can become pregnant, you should take appropriate contraceptive measures to avoid becoming pregnant while taking this medicine. Itraconazole remains in the body for some time after stopping treatment; by this reason should use contraception until the next menstrual period after the end of treatment.

- If you have a rare inherited disorder of fructose intolerance

- If you have heart failure (also called congestive heart failure or CHF). itraconazole could worsen this disorder. If your doctor decides you need to take itraconazole even if you have this disease, be sure to get immediate medical care if you have shortness of breath, unexpected weight gain, swollen legs, unusual fatigue or start to wake up at night.

Take special care with itraconazole

- If you have a liver problem. It may be necessary to adjust the dose of itraconazole.

If appears any of the following symptoms during treatment with itraconazole immediately consult your doctor:

- Lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, abdominal pain or very dark urine.

- If you are following a treatment with itraconazole continuously for more than a month, it is likely that your doctor will make blood tests regularly. The reason for this is to rule out liver problems in a timely manner, as these disorders may occur, although very rarely.

- If you have heart problems consult your doctor. If he decides to prescribe itraconazole, should give you instructions about the symptoms that may appear.

Tell your doctor immediately if you have difficulty breathing, unexpected weight gain, swollen legs, unusual fatigue or start to suffer insomnia.

- If you have any kidney problems. It may be necessary to change the dose of itraconazole.

- If during treatment with this medicine you notice unusual tingling, weakness or numbness in the feet or hands.

- If in the past you have had an allergic reaction due to other drugs used to treat fungal infections.

Tell your doctor if you have neutropenia, AIDS or have received an organ transplant. It may be necessary to change the dose of itraconazole.

If any of these situations is applicable to you or you are not sure, tell your doctor before taking this medicine.

Taking other medicines

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including herbal products or drugs obtained without a prescription. It is important, especially:

You can not use itraconazole with any of the following medications:

- Certain allergy medications, mainly terfenadine, astemizole, and mizolastine.
- Cisapride, a drug used for digestive problems.
- Certain medicines which are used to lower cholesterol, as simvastatin and lovastatin.
- Sleep-inducing drugs, as midazolam and triazolam.
- Pimozide and sertindole medicines for psychotic disorders.
- Levacetylmethadol, a drug used in the treatment of opioid dependence.
- Ergot alkaloids, such as dihydroergotamine, and ergotamine, used in the treatment of a migraine.
- Ergot alkaloids, such as ergometrine (ergonovine) and methylergometrine (methylergonovine), used in the control of bleeding and maintaining uterine contractions after childbirth.
- Certain drugs used to treat irregular rhythm of the heartbeat, mainly quinidine and dofetilide.

Certain drugs can reduce in a very extensive way the action of itraconazole. This is particularly applicable to some active ingredients used for the treatment of epilepsy (for example, carbamazepine, phenytoin, and phenobarbital) and tuberculosis (eg, rifampin, rifabutin, and isoniazid). Therefore you should always tell your doctor if you are taking any of these products so that he can take appropriate actions.

The combination with other drugs may require adjustment of the dose of itraconazole or the other drug. Examples are:

- Certain antibiotics called clarithromycin and erythromycin,
- Certain drugs that act on the heart and blood vessels (digoxin, disopyramide, some calcium channel blockers, cilostazol);
- drugs that slow the blood flow;
- methylprednisolone, budesonide, and dexamethasone, drugs administered orally, by injection or inhalation for the treatment of disorders such as inflammations, asthma, and other allergy disorders;
- Cyclosporine A, tacrolimus, and rapamycin (also known as sirolimus), which are usually used after a transplant of organs;
- Certain HIV protease inhibitors;
- Certain drugs used in cancer treatment;
- certain drugs used to treat anxiety or sleeping (tranquilizers), mainly buspirone, alprazolam, and brotizolam;
- ebastine, a medicine for allergy symptoms.
- reboxetine, a drug for depression.
- atorvastatin, a drug used for lowering cholesterol;
- eletriptan, a drug used to treat the migraine.
- halofantrine, a drug used to treat malaria;
- repaglinide, a drug used to treat diabetes.

There must be sufficient acidity in the stomach to ensure the absorption of itraconazole from the digestive tract. Therefore, medicines that neutralize stomach acidity should not be taken until after two hours of taking this medicine. For the same reason, if you are taking medicines that stop the production of acid in the stomach, take itraconazole with a cola drink.

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medicine only for you. Never give it to someone else.

Use with food and beverages

Do not take itraconazole with meals but immediately after completing one of the main meals.

If you are taking medication that controls the production of acid in the stomach it is recommended to take this drug with a cola drink.

It is recommended not drink alcohol.

The oral solution should be taken without food because in this way there is a better use of the drug by the body. It is advisable not to drink or eat during the hour after taking the oral solution.

Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.

Special physiological situations

Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine during pregnancy or lactation.

Pregnancy and lactation:

You should not take itraconazole during pregnancy.

If you could become pregnant, should take adequate contraceptive precautions to ensure not become pregnant while taking the medicine.

Itraconazole remains in the body for some time after stopping treatment. By this reason, after finishing treatment It is recommended to continue using an effective contraceptive method until next menstrual period.

If you are breastfeeding consult your doctor before taking itraconazole, since can pass small amounts of the drug to the milk.

Children and elderly

Itraconazole should not be used in children and elderly. Only in exceptional cases it may be prescribed by the doctor.

Driving and using machines

There is no problem to drive or operate machinery unless you feel dizzy.

Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine.

How to use itraconazole     

Follow carefully the instructions of use of itraconazole provided by your doctor. Consult your doctor or pharmacist when in doubt. Follow the instructions of the physician in preference to those given in this website, that may be different. Ask your doctor to explain any aspect that you do not understand, contained in the instruction leaflet that comes with the medicine.

Your doctor will tell you how long your treatment with itraconazole. Do not stop treatment before.

You should take this medicine immediately after meals since it is better absorbed. Swallow the capsules or tablets with a little water. The number of capsules you should take and for how long depends on the type of fungus and where the infection is located. Your doctor will tell you exactly how much medicine to take.

The following are the most common doses:

Vaginal infections:2 capsules (200 mg) twice a day one day or 2 capsules once a day for three days.

Skin infections: 2 capsules once daily for 7 days or 1 capsule once a day for two weeks. if the infection affects the palms or soles of the feet, you may require 2 capsules twice daily for 7 days or 1 capsule once a day for 1 month.

Mouth infections: 1 capsule once a day two weeks

Eye infections: 2 capsules once a day three weeks.

Internal infections: 1-4 capsules daily over more long periods

Nail infections: depending on your personal needs your doctor will opt for a continuous or pulse therapy.

- Continuous treatment for nails: 2 capsules once a day three months

-Pulse therapy for nails:

It begins with two capsules twice a day for 1 week; then stop taking for 3 weeks. Then repeat the cycle, once for fingernails and twice for toenail (with or without infection in the fingernails).

This is characteristic of stains caused by fungi: the drug removes the fungus itself but the injury does not go away until growing a new skin.

Nail lesions disappear 6-9 months after completion of treatment because the drug only eliminates the fungus itself. The nail has to grow and this takes several months. So do not worry if you do not notice an improvement during treatment: the medicine remains in the nails for several months and fulfills its mission. Therefore, you should discontinue treatment at the time as directed by your doctor even if you do not see any improvement.

Infections of internal organs: You may need higher doses and for a long time.

Always follow your doctor's instructions, he will adapt the treatment to your personal needs.

Each capsule is equivalent to 10 ml oral solution.

If you think that the effect of the medicine is too strong or too weak, consult your doctor.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

While you take itraconazole     

If you become pregnant, contact your doctor immediately.

If a doctor prescribes another medicine, tell you are taking itraconazole.

Check with your doctor regularly development of disorder that motivates the use of itraconazole. Maybe there is some reason that prevented you properly receive the indicated doses and induce your doctor to erroneous conclusions about treatment.

Do not restart treatment with itraconazole at your own risk without first talking to your doctor, nor encourage its use by another person, even if have the same symptoms you have. Nor is it advisable to interrupt or reduce the dose without considering the opinion of your doctor.

If you feel unwell during treatment with itraconazole, immediately consult your doctor.

If you use more medicine than you should

It is recommended you inform your doctor immediately if you have used too much itraconazole. He will take appropriate actions. In the case of overdose or accidental ingestion, consult the Toxicology Information Service of your country.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Side Effects of itraconazole     

Like all medicines, itraconazole can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

The frequency of side effects is classified into:

Very common: affect 1 out of 1-10 patients
Common: affect 1 out of 10-100 patients
Uncommon: affect 1 out of 100-1.000 patients
Rare: affect 1 out of 1.000-10.000 patients
Very Rare: affect less than 1 in 10,000 patients
Incidence not known: Can not be established the true incidence from the available data

Immune system disorders:

Very rare side effects: Allergic reactions and hypersensitivity.

Metabolism and nutrition disorders:

Very rare side effects: Hypokalemia (low blood potassium).

Central Nervous System Disorders:

Very rare side effects: Involvement of peripheral nerves, headache, and dizziness.

Heart disorders:

Very rare side effects: congestive heart failure

Respiratory, thoracic and mediastinal disorders:

Very rare side effects: pulmonary edema

Gastrointestinal disorders:

Very rare side effects: abdominal pain, vomiting, discomfort associated with meals, nausea, diarrhea, and constipation.

Hepatobiliary disorders:

Very rare side effects: severe hepatotoxicity (including cases of fatal acute liver failure), hepatitis and reversible increase in liver enzymes.

Disorders of epidermal and subcutaneous tissues:

Very rare side effects: Stevens-Johnson syndrome (severe mucosal erythema skin and eyes), angioedema (inflammation and fluid accumulation acutely located in the oral cavity and in the upper airway), skin eruption (rash), alopecia (hair loss), red skin, and itching.

Reproductive system and breast disorders:

Very rare side effects: menstrual disorders

general disorders:

Very rare side effects: edema (fluid accumulation).

If you notice any side effects not listed in this website or in the leaflet accompanying the container, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

If any of the side effects gets serious, tell your doctor or pharmacist.

List of brands containing itraconazole     

This page contains a list of brands of authorized pharmaceutical specialties of the active principle itraconazole in the countries listed below:

Australia] [ Brazil] [ Canada] [ France] [ Germany] [ India] [ Italy] [ Japan] [ Mexico] [ Pakistan] [ Puerto Rico] [ Spain] [ Turkey] [ United Kingdom] [ U.S.A]

Given the nature of the pharmaceutical market, some specialties may be not sold at the present moment, have been suspended or had its name changed or ended, so that in no case can take decisions based on the information contained in the page. MEDIZZINE is not responsible for any damages arising from the information provided, which may be incomplete or outdated.

Warning:

With exceptions expressly indicated, these lists do not include active principle associations with other drugs or clinical use containers.

Australia:     

LOZANOC 50 mg, capsules
SPORANOX 10 mg/mL, oral liquid
SPORANOX 100 mg, capsules

Brazil:     

BIOTRAZOL 100 mg, capsules
ESTIRANOX 100 mg, capsules
FUNGONAX 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOL BRAINFARMA 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOL MEPHA-RATIOPHARM 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOL PRATI-DONADUZZI 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOL RANBAXY 100 mg, capsules
ITRAHEXAL 100 mg, capsules
ITRALEX 100 mg, capsules
ITRAMICOS 100 mg, capsules
ITRASPOR 100 mg, capsules
ITRAZOL 100 mg, capsules
MICONAL 100 mg, capsules
NEO ITRAX 100 mg, capsules
SPORANOX 100 mg, capsules
TRACNOX 100 mg, capsules
TRACONAL 100 mg, capsules
TRACOZOL 100 mg, capsules
TRAXONOL 100 mg, capsules

Canada:     

SPORANOX 10 mg/mL, oral solution
SPORANOX 100 mg, capsules

France:     

ITRACONAZOLE HEXAL 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOLE MYLAN 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOLE SANDOZ 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOLE TEVA 100 mg, capsules
SPORANOX 10 mg/mL, oral solution
SPORANOX 100 mg, capsules

Germany:     

ITRACOL 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOL - 1 A PHARMA 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOL ABZ 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOL AL 100 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOL ARISTO 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOL DURA 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOL HEUMANN 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOL SANDOZ 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOL STADA 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOL WINTHROP 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOL-CT 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOL-RATIOPHARM 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONBETA 100 mg, capsules
ITRADERM 100 mg, capsules
LOZANOC 50 mg, capsules
SEMPERA 100 mg, capsules
SEMPERA 10 mg/ml, oral solution
SPORANOX 100 mg, capsules

India:     

AOUAZOL, eye drops
BIOSPORE 100 mg, capsules
CANDISTAT 100 mg, capsules
CANDITRAL 100 mg, capsules
FULCOVER 100 mg, capsules
FUNGICAP 100 mg, capsules
ITASPOR 100 mg, capsules
ITASPOR 10 mg/ml, oral solution
ITRA 100 mg, capsules
ITRAZEN 100 mg, capsules
ITROCOL 100 mg, capsules
ITROLE 100 mg, capsules
ITROSAC 100 mg, capsules
ITZUCIA 100 mg, capsules
SPORANOX 100 mg, capsules

Italy:     

ITRACONAZOLO DOC GENERICI 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOLO EUROGENERICI 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOLO MYLAN 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOLO RATIOPHARM 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOLO SANDOZ 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOLO TEVA 100 mg, capsules
SPORANOX 100 mg, capsules
SPORANOX 10 mg/ml, oral solution
TRAZER 100 mg, capsules
TRIASPORIN 100 mg, capsules
TRIASPORIN 10 mg/ml, oral solution
TRANIZOLO 100 mg, capsules

Japan:     

ITORAT 50 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOLE KAKEN 50 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOLE NICHI-IKO 50 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOLE NICHI-IKO 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOLE MEEK 50 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOLE MEEK 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOLE MEEK 200 mg, capsules
ITRIZOLE 50 mg, capsules
ITRIZOLE 1%, oral solution

Mexico:     

CONAMED 100 mg, 15 & 30 capsules
CONGOX 100 mg, 6 & 15 capsules
DERUSIL 100 mg, 15 capsules
FITOCYD 100 mg, 15 capsules
FUZOLTEC 100 mg, 6 & 15 capsules
IQCONA 100 mg, 15 capsules
ISOPORUM 100 mg, 15 capsules
ISOX 100 mg, 6 & 15 capsules
ITRACONAZOL KENER 100 mg, 15 capsules
ITRANAX 100 mg, 30 & 60 capsules
LOZARTIL 100 mg, 15 & 30 capsules
RIXTAL 100 mg, 15 capsules
SERITRAL 100 mg, 15 capsules
SILICSAN 100 mg, 15 capsules
SINOZOL 100 mg, 15 & 30 capsules
SOLMAVIN 100 mg, 15 capsules
SPORANOX 100 mg, 4 (1D), 6 (3D), 15 (15D), 28 (pulse) & 60 capsules
STEITRAZ 100 mg, 15 capsules
TRAX-100 100 mg, 15 capsules
Z-FIN 100 mg, 15 capsules
ZITRIASOL 100 mg, 6, 15 & 30 capsules
ZOLKEN 50 mg, 10, 15 & 30 capsules
ZOLKEN 100 mg, 10, 15 & 30 capsules

Pakistan:     

ICON 100 mg, capsules
IT CAP 100 mg, capsules
ITAZOL 100 mg, capsules
ITRA 100 mg, capsules
ITRACAP 100 mg, capsules
ITRADERM 100 mg, capsules
ITRAL 100 mg, capsules
ITRANEU 100 mg, capsules
ITRANEX 100 mg, capsules
ITRAVAL 100 mg, capsules
ITRAZOLE 100 mg, capsules
ITRAZOX 100 mg, capsules
ITRDYM 100 mg, capsules
ITROFIT 100 mg, capsules
ITROP 100 mg, capsules
ITROPAN 100 mg, capsules
ITROTEK 100 mg, capsules
ORACONE 100 mg, capsules
ROLAC 100 mg, capsules
SOPRAZOLE 100 mg, capsules
SPORANOX 100 mg, capsules
SPOROCID 100 mg, capsules
SPOROKIL 100 mg, capsules
TRACONOL 100 mg, capsules
TRUCON 100 mg, capsules
VIGILANT 100 mg, capsules

Spain:     

CANADIOL 100 mg, 6 & 18 capsules
CANADIOL 10 mg/ml, 150 ml oral solution
CANADIOL 10 mg/ml, injectable solution
HONGOSERIL 100 mg, 6 & 18 capsules
ITRACONAZOL ALTER 100 mg, 6 & 18 capsules
ITRACONAZOL BEXAL 100 mg, 6 & 18 capsules
ITRACONAZOL MYLAN 100 mg, 6 & 18 capsules
ITRACONAZOL NORMON 100 mg, 6 & 18 capsules
ITRACONAZOL SANDOZ 100 mg, 6 & 18 capsules
SPORANOX 100 mg, 6 & 18 capsules

Turkey:     

FUNIT 100 mg, capsules
ITRASPOR 100 mg, capsules
ITRAXYL 100 mg, capsules
SPORANOX 10 mg/ml, oral solution
SPORANOX 10 mg/ml, injectable solution
SPOREX 100 mg, capsules

United Kingdom:     

ITRACONAZOLE AAH PHARMA 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOLE ACTAVIS 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOLE ALLIANCE HEALTHCARE 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOLE CREO PHARMA 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOLE GENERICS 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOLE KENT PHARMA 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOLE SANDOZ 100 mg, capsules
ITRACONAZOLE TEVA 100 mg, capsules
SPORANOX 100 mg, capsules
SPORANOX 10 mg/ml, oral solution
SPORANOX 10 mg/ml, injectable solution
SPORANOX PULSE 100 mg, capsules

U.S.A. and Puerto Rico:     

ITRACONAZOLE EON LABS 100 mg, 4-100 capsules
ITRACONAZOLE PATRIOT PHARMA 100 mg, 28 & 30 capsules
SPORANOX 100 mg, 28 & 30 capsules
SPORANOX 10 mg/ml, 150 ml oral solution

Page updated: December 11, 2010.