What is Itraconazole?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Itraconazole capsules are used to treat fungal infections that begin in the lungs and can spread through the body.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Prevent infection 8 5
Candida (fungal) infection 7 3
Aspergillosis 4 4
Histoplasmosis 4 3
Allergic bronchopulmonary aspergillosis 1 0

Show all 10 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 3
Mild 6
None 11

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Itraconazole

Side effect Patients
Fatigue 2
Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia) 1
General ill feeling 1
Nausea 1

Why patients stopped taking Itraconazole

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 10
Did not seem to work 6
Doctor's advice 3
Personal research 2
Expense 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 18 patients who've stopped taking Itraconazole

Duration

Stopped taking Itraconazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 19
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 14
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 4
Not specified 16

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Itraconazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Fluconazole (Diflucan) 2
Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) 1
posaconazole (Noxafil) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Itraconazole

Mar 10, 2011 (Started Jun 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Mild (upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It does cause an upset stomach most of the time. My doctor prescribed Ondancetron to take as needed and it works well for me
Side effects: upset stomach

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Aug 9, 2010 (Started Feb 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Prevent infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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