What is Canditral (Itraconazole) used for?
Canditral (Itraconazole) is an oral anti-fungal medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from a wide variety of fungal infections. It operates by slowing or stopping the reproduction of fungus cells allowing the immune system to control or destroy the infections. This makes the medication useful for treating oral thrush, vaginal thrush, athlete`s foot, ringworm, systemic fungal infections, or fungal infections affecting the finger or toe nails. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Canditral (Itraconazole)?
Always follow your doctor`s instructions while using Canditral (Itraconazole) to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered once or twice each day for a period of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your individual dosage will depend on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal or snack is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Do not open the capsules or dissolve their contents as this may destroy or change their effects. Never stop taking the medicine before being told to do so, even if your symptoms seem to have disappeared, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger and more resistant to treatment. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Canditral (Itraconazole)?
Canditral (Itraconazole) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include severe nausea, difficulty breathing, unusual swelling, tingling or numbness, tinnitus, or severe stomach pain. Contact your doctor as soon as you experience any intense or worrying symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your application frequency or dosage to stop further health problems from occurring.
Canditral (Itraconazole) should not be administered to patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, fructose intolerant, or who have porphyrias. Also disclose if you are allergic to other azole antifungal medicines, a history of liver problems caused by other medications, heart failure, liver disease, reduced liver function, or decreased kidney function. These conditions may lead to unexpected heart problems requiring special adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Canditral (Itraconazole) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Canditral (Itraconazole) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.