itraconazole - oral, Sporanox
GENERIC NAME: ITRACONAZOLE - ORAL (eye-truh-CON-uh-zole)
BRAND NAME(S): Sporanox
WARNING: Itraconazole must not be used with cisapride, quinidine, pimozide, dofetilide, levacetylmethadol, or methadone because very serious (possibly fatal) heart rhythm problems may occur. Also, itraconazole must not be used with felodipine, lovastatin, oral midazolam, nisoldipine, simvastatin, triazolam, or ergot alkaloids (such as dihydroergotamine, ergotamine, ergonovine, methylergonovine) because of a higher chance of serious side effects. If you are currently using any of these medications, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting itraconazole.
This drug should not be used to treat fungal nail infections if you have a certain heart disease (ventricular dysfunction such as current or history of congestive heart failure-CHF). Itraconazole may infrequently cause or worsen congestive heart failure. Seek immediate medical attention if you develop symptoms of congestive heart failure, such as swelling of the ankles/feet, sudden unexplained weight gain, trouble breathing, or extreme tiredness. Consult your doctor for more details.
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