What is a generic medication?
Generic medications are significantly discounted copies of brand name medication that have the same active ingredients, intended use, dosage, side effects, effects, and route of administration as the original brand name medication. In other words, generic medications have the same pharmacological effects as their brand-name counterparts. Over half of all prescribed medications are for generic medications.
Sporanox Helps Treat the Following Conditions:
Blastomycosis is a fungal infection, caused by Blastomyces, a fungus living in moist soil and in decomposing wood and leaves. People can get infected after inhaling the fungal spores. Symptoms include fever, cough, night sweats, fatigue, weight loss, and muscle pains.
Aspergillosis is a fungal infection caused by a common mold. Healthy people can breathe in the spores without getting sick, however, those with weakened immunity or lung disease can develop an infection. Symptoms include allergic reactions (wheezing, cough, and shortness of breath). Some patients may develop further complications.
Histoplasmosis is an infection caused by a fungus found in bird and bat droppings. People can become infected if they breathe in spores or handle contaminated soil. Most people do not develop symptoms, however, those with weakened immune systems may develop the infection. Fever, chills, and headache are the most common symptoms of histoplasmosis.
Fungal Infections of the Mouth or Throat
Fungal infections of the mouth or throat can occur due to yeast overgrowth. The condition is known as candidiasis (or thrush). Symptoms include white spots on the tongue or inside the mouth, sore throat, and/or difficulty swallowing. This condition is usually rare but can develop in newborns, the elderly, and people with compromised immunity (patients with cancer, AIDS, etc.)
Fungal Infections of the Toenails or Fingernails
Fungal infections of the nails usually start as white or yellow spots under the tip of the nail. As the infection progresses, the nail may thicken, lose its color, or crumble at the edge.
Sporanox Active Ingredient
Generic Sporanox Alternative: Sporanox
Sporanox contains the active ingredient itraconazole, which belongs to a class of drugs known as azole antifungal agents. Sporanox stops the growth of fungi within the body.
General Drug Information
What is Sporanox and What Is It Used For?
Sporanox is prescribed to patients who have a variety of fungal infections. It contains itraconazole, an azole antifungal agent which stops these infections by killing the fungi.
Usage and Application
Sporanox should be taken exactly as prescribed by a doctor. The dosage depends on the patient’s medical condition and response to treatment. For maximum absorption, patients take the medication by mouth, usually once or twice a day.
The medication is available as capsules, tablets, and solution. Before sourcing Sporanox online, please be aware that different forms of medication deliver different amounts and may be used for different purposes. You should not switch between the different forms of Sporanox unless directed to do so by your doctor.
Those who take Sporanox as a solution should swish it in their mouth for several seconds before swallowing.
It is important to take this medication at evenly-spaced intervals in order to experience its full benefit. Patients should take the medication at the same time every day to prevent forgetting.
Patients should continue taking the medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if they feel that symptoms have improved. Stopping the medication early may cause the infection to return.
Patients should inform their doctor if their condition persists or worsens.
Considerations Before Taking Sporanox
Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss the possibility of allergic reactions to Sporanox or other azole antifungals, like ketoconazole. If you shop for Sporanox online, please note that you may encounter the drug under its generic name: itraconazole.
It is vital to discuss the patient’s medical history, especially related to liver and kidney disease. Patients should also report any heart conditions (heart failure, coronary artery disease, or heart valve disease) and lung diseases like chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Sporanox may cause dizziness. Patients should not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires alertness until they are in condition to do so safely. Alcohol and marijuana can exacerbate dizziness, so patients should avoid alcoholic beverages and discuss their marijuana use with their doctor. Alcohol use may also increase the risk of serious liver problems.
Before surgery or certain dental procedures, patients should tell their doctor or dentist about all prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and herbal products they are taking.
Older adults may be at greater risk of some of the negative side effects of Sporanox, like hearing loss.
Sporanox should only be used when clearly needed during pregnancy. It may harm an unborn baby. Women should discuss the risks and benefits with their doctor.
This medication passes into breast milk. Nursing mothers should consult their doctor before breastfeeding.
Delayed and Omitted Doses
Patients who miss a dose of Sporanox should take it as soon as they remember. If this happens near the time for the next dose, patients should skip the missed dose and proceed as usual. Patients should not double up on the dose to catch up.
Other Medications and Sporanox
Drug interactions may change the way Sporanox works, increasing the risk of side effects. Before starting treatment, patients need to discuss the full list of medications and supplements they are taking with their doctor. Patients should not change their dose or stop taking this medication unless their physician advises them to do so.
Sporanox interacts negatively with a number of medications. Examples include the HIV drugs efavirenz and nevirapine, the tuberculosis drug isoniazid, some antibiotics (Mycobutin), and certain drugs used to treat seizures (e.g. Dilantin).
This document does not contain a full list of all possible interactions. Please consult with your physician before buying Sporanox or any of its generic alternatives.
Most patients are able to use Sporanox without serious negative side effects.
Common side effects include a headache, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Patients should inform their doctor if these symptoms persist.
Serious side effects include numbness or tingling of the arms and/or feet, hearing loss, and mood changes like depression.
In rare cases, Sporanox may cause serious and possibly fatal liver disease. Patients should seek immediate medical help in the event of symptoms like nausea, persistent vomiting, loss of appetite, stomach pain, yellowing of the eyes and/or skin, and dark urine.
Sporanox may sometimes cause a mild rash that is common and not serious. However, it can be difficult to tell this rash apart from a rare rash which is a sign of a severe allergic reaction. Patients should inform their doctor in the event they develop any kind of rash.
Additional allergy symptoms can include itching and swelling, severe dizziness, and trouble breathing.
How to Store Sporanox
Sporanox should be stored at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Do not freeze. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep away from children and pets.
Unwanted medication should be disposed of properly and should not be poured into drains or flushed down the toilet. Patients should consult a pharmacist or their local waste disposal company to find out more about safe disposal methods.
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