itraconazole, Sporanox (cont.)

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SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of itraconazole are:

Other important side effects include:

Less common but more serious side effects include hepatitis and congestive heart failure.

It is important to report any signs or symptoms that may suggest liver dysfunction so that the appropriate laboratory testing can be done. These signs include:

Itraconazole should not be used for treatment of onychomycosis in patients with a history of heart failure. It should be discontinued if signs and symptoms of heart failure occur. Symptoms of heart failure include fatigue, edema (fluid retention), shortness of breath, nausea, abdominal pain, and inability to sleep unless sitting upright. Use of calcium channel blockers may increase the risk of heart failure associated with itraconazole (see drug interactions).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/31/2014

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