Itraconazole Capsules are classified as antifungal medications used to treat fungal infections in various body parts like the mouth, throat, toe nails, fingernails, and lungs. Fungal infections are caused when fungi attack tissue, leading to disease, sometimes spreading between individuals.
Contains itraconazole, an antifungal agent that inhibits ergosterol production, a vital part of fungal cell membranes. This action weakens and harms the membranes, crucial for fungal survival, as they prevent unwanted substances from entering and retaining cell contents. Consequently, the primary components of fungal cells escape, effectively eradicating the fungi and resolving the fungal infection.
It is used to treat fungal infections of:
Can I take Itraconazole Capsules with simvastatin?
You are not recommended to take it with simvastatin as co-administration of these two medicines may cause muscle weakness, unexplained muscle pain or tenderness, dark-colored urine, fever or flu symptoms. So, please consult a doctor before using it with other medicines.
Is this medicine safe to use during pregnancy?
No, it is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it may cause harm to the fetus. However, please inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning for pregnancy, or breastfeeding before taking it.
Does Itraconazole Capsules cause hearing loss?
It may cause temporary or permanent hearing loss in some people. It is not necessary for everyone taking these capsules to experience this adverse effect. However, if you notice any changes in hearing, stop taking it and consult a doctor immediately.
Can I stop taking it on my own?
You are not recommended to stop taking this medicine without consulting your doctor as it may cause recurring infections. Therefore, take it for as long as your doctor has prescribed it.