Sporanox is available in both tablet and liquid form and is taken orally. The active ingredient in Sporanox is itraconazole, a type of antifungal medication that works by stopping fungi from growing and multiplying. Itraconazole is also sold under the brand names Onmel, Sporanox PulsePak, and Sporanox Capsules.
Sporanox is generally well tolerated, but side effects may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, headache, dizziness, and rash. People who are allergic to itraconazole or any of the other ingredients in the medication should not take Sporanox. People with certain medical conditions, such as kidney or liver disease, should also talk to their doctor before taking Sporanox.
Sporanox can interact with other medications, including anticoagulants, calcium channel blockers, cyclosporine, oral contraceptives, and certain antibiotics. People taking any of these medications should discuss their use of Sporanox with their doctor.
Sporanox is an effective medication for treating fungal infections, but it is important to take the medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It is also important to finish the entire course of medication, even if the symptoms of the infection have cleared up. Stopping the medication too soon can cause the infection to return.