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Generic name: itraconazole


What it does:
Treats fungal infections such as oral candidiasis, also known as thrush

Traditional dosage:
200 mg daily, in oral solution, for one to two weeks for oral candidiasis; 200 mg daily in capsule form, for other fungal infections, such as histoplasmosis and blastomycosis

Drug interactions, precautions, & recommendations:
Do not take if taking D.H.E. 45, Migranal, Germinal, Hydergine, Ergotrate, Bellergal-S, Cafergot, Ergomar, Wigraine, Methergine, Sansert, Altocor, Altoprev, Mevacor, Zocor, Halcion, methadone or felodipine. Use caution if you have heart, lung, or kidney disease or take protease inhibitors. Do not take capsules if you have congestive heart failure (this warning is stated on the packaging of both the capsules and the oral solution of Sporanox).

Side effects:
Most serious: liver failure, neuropathy, hearing loss Other: nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, fever, respiratory disorders, rash, headache.

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