I am in a medical terminology class and cannot find the answer to this question anywhere.
It is dosing in "pulses" of one week treatments. Here are the instructions.
If you use the PulsePak®, you will take SPORANOX® (itraconazole capsules) for 1 week and then take no SPORANOX® (itraconazole capsules) for the next 3 weeks before repeating the 1-week treatment. This is called "pulse dosing." The SPORANOX (itraconazole capsules) PulsePak® contains enough medicine for one "pulse" (1 week of treatment).
The SPORANOX (itraconazole capsules) PulsePak® comes with special instructions. It contains 7 pouches-one for each day of treatment. Inside each pouch is a card containing 4 capsules. Looking at the back of the card, fold it back along the dashed line and peel away the backing so that you can remove 2 capsules.
Take 2 capsules in the morning and 2 capsules in the evening. This means you will take 4 capsules a day for 7 days. At the end of 7 days, you will have taken all of the capsules in the PulsePak® box.
After you finish the PulsePak®, do not take any SPORANOX® (itraconazole capsules) for the next 3 weeks. Even though you are not taking any capsules during this time, SPORANOX® (itraconazole capsules) keeps working inside your nails to help fight the fungal infection.
You will need more than one "pulse" to treat your fungal nail infection. When your doctor prescribes another pulse treatment, be sure to get your refill before the end of week 4.
- Sporanox Information for Consumers
- Sporanox Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Sporanox (detailed)
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