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User Reviews for Itraconazole

Also known as: Sporanox, Tolsura

Itraconazole has an average rating of 7.4 out of 10 from a total of 42 ratings on Drugs.com. 60% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 20% reported a negative effect.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Onychomycosis, Toenail  
6.0
9 reviews 20 medications
Vaginal Yeast Infection  
9.3
8 reviews 58 medications
Dermatophytosis  
7.8
5 reviews 11 medications
Histoplasmosis  
7.0
4 reviews 7 medications
Aspergillosis, Invasive  
10.0
2 reviews 13 medications
Systemic Fungal Infection  
5.5
2 reviews 4 medications
Oral Thrush  
10.0
2 reviews 31 medications
Onychomycosis, Fingernail  
5.5
2 reviews 19 medications
Tinea Capitis  
5.0
1 reviews 13 medications
Sporotrichosis  
8.0
1 reviews 6 medications
Aspergillosis, Aspergilloma  
10.0
1 reviews 6 medications
Coccidioidomycosis  
9.0
1 reviews 8 medications
Candidemia  
8.0
1 reviews 15 medications
Candida Urinary Tract Infection  
10.0
1 reviews 7 medications
Blastomycosis  
1.0
1 reviews 10 medications
Fungal Infection Prophylaxis  
5.0
1 reviews 3 medications
Summary of Itraconazole reviews 7.4 42 reviews

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Reviews for Itraconazole

Mini August 23, 2020

For Vaginal Yeast Infection: “I used to have reoccurring yeast infection but not any more. My doctor prescribed itraconazole 2 tabs (100mg) for 5 days . Then to take 2 tabs during my periods for 3 months. I never get itchy down there anymore”

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Anonymous August 9, 2009

Sporanox (itraconazole) for Onychomycosis, Toenail: “After a year on Sporanox, my badly infected and painful toenail grew out. Odd part is having the infected toenail and other, minor, medical conditions for 30 years; Sporanox cleared up many other conditions. The doctors said not possible, however, I know there is a connection. Heart arrhythmia, gone; non healing nose/anal fissures, gone; facial/scalp/pubic psoriasis plus mucus membrane inflammation gone for treatment duration, but back after year. A year later, the original nails were still clear, but different nail infected with peeling, scaly, skin across 1/3 of my foot. Strangely it didn't get worse. Back on Sporanox. Seems to be clearing both conditions. The returning problems above also vanished when restarting Sporanox.”

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Billionarie_Goddess June 21, 2017

Sporanox (itraconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection: “It worked wonders for me, I suffer from severe constipation which causes thrush from time to time & I would use the cream after a few days the infection will occur again my doctor put me on sporanox for seven days one tablet a day & it since has never returned once I completed my treatment that was over a year ago. This is the best yeast infection treatment I would be an advocate for it.”

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SuspiciousPinkCat · Taken for less than 1 month April 27, 2020

For Aspergillosis, Invasive: “Was put on itraconazole after numerous other antifungal medications failed and it was found that I have invasive aspergillosis. I’m a type 1 diabetic (aka immunocompromised) and so far this is the only medication that has worked for this infection. I have yet to finish the course of medication but I am already feeling so much better. I’m shocked because all other meds have failed.”

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Me · Taken for 1 to 2 years August 9, 2019

Sporanox (itraconazole) for Onychomycosis, Fingernail: “I had a finger nail fungus. My PCP told me I'd have it the rest of my life. I was at the time in my 20's. In my mid 30's l saw dermatologist for a skin problem on my arm. He mentioned my nails and said I no you can't help me. He looked at it and said it would be gone in few months. I was put on spornox and and it was clear in a month. He kept me on it for a year. I am in my 50's and it's never been back!”

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sparedbeauty April 8, 2012

Sporanox (itraconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection: “I definitely recommend Sporanox because it worked well for me without side effects. My doc placed me on it for 7 days and then another 7 day repeat if symptoms persist; which it did. Upon completion of my 14 days (2 capsules once daily) I had no symptoms. It is now 2 going on 3 wks later and I haven't relapsed with any of the symptoms or anything indicating the yeast infection returning.”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month July 23, 2020

Sporanox (itraconazole) for Onychomycosis, Toenail: “I was prescribed sporanox to take as a pulse therapy for a toenail fungal infection. Day 1, was ok. Woke up at night thirsty and with a feeling of sand in my mouth. Day two, small cough and breathing not 100%. Day 3, the worst nightmare of my life. Let me just say, I'm a healthy young person, running around 80/miles a month in addition to regular gym sessions. My resting HR is 45. Never in my life have I had even a headache. That day, I was extremely tired, coughing, the strongest headache in my life, constantly thirsty, literally thought the next stage was dying. It's day 5 (I stopped on day 3) and I still feel a headache and the lymph nodes behind my ears hurt very much for the second day in a row. I can't move my head too much without hurting. If you're thinking of taking this for fungal infection in toes or fingers, consider a different therapy like laser options. It was too short of a therapy to see any effects, so I can't say if it would be effective, the side effects were too much.”

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Faz · Taken for less than 1 month September 20, 2019

Sporanox (itraconazole) for Oral Thrush: “Took maximum dose of 400mg for two weeks as other antifungal didn't work. My side effects were many nausea, diarrhoea feeling sad dry mouth racing heart rate. I'm glad its over and thrush is 100% eliminated. Works well but I guess every drug has its side effects. Now after completing course the side effects have all gone expect for dry mouth which I was told by the gp could be with for a few weeks after completion.”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month November 19, 2019

For Onychomycosis, Toenail: “I was prescribed this medication and I reacted badly to it. I took one dosage and shortly after my legs began to feel numb and tingly, and I was having troubles breathing. It was too strong of a medication for me.”

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Blonde angel 33 · Taken for 1 to 2 years June 12, 2017

For Aspergillosis, Invasive: “I was prescribed this medicine as I had become increasingly ill despite countless courses of oral and IV antibiotics and oral steroids. They discovered that I had aspergillosis and I have now been on this medication for almost 18 months. I did try to stop it after about 9 months as I was advised it was very toxic to the liver but I became very ill again. It has quite literally saved my life & I can recommend it based on my own experience,”

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Randall · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 18, 2020

Sporanox (itraconazole) for Systemic Fungal Infection: “I've taken Sporanox twice in the last 20 years. Both times it was very effective. Both times I took it to clear up toenail fungus. The first time it had the added benefit of clearing up my Iritis. I had a persistent Iritis inflammation problem before using Sporonox and have not had a single case since. The second time it effected my heart in a seriously detrimental way. I was driving and had to pull off the road and pass out. I recovered completely but will never take this particular medication again. This drug is not to be used by patients with ANY history of heart disease.”

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Bogeyman June 27, 2009

Sporanox (itraconazole) for Onychomycosis, Toenail: “One small nail had 100% infection while 2-3 other toes (including big toes) were slightly affected. After one month it was clear. Sporanox was very effective. Healthy nail growth was apparent. But I stopped using the medicine because of the side effects, namely the sense of abnormal heart and mental function (not unlike the effects of pseudoephedrine) together with headaches and tiredness. I tried Lamisil for one month and the improvement continued but I suffered from nausea, tiredness and occasional headaches. Now I have just started Diflucan.”

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Bird · Taken for less than 1 month May 7, 2021

For Blastomycosis: “I started a high dose. Had to stop as my liver and kidney levels went high. Then a couple weeks later started me again on 1 dose twice a day. Day 3 feeling sick, headaches, numbness, tingling in hands tired just not myself at all. I just sent another message to my doctor to see what to do. Also I keep feeling like my heart is racing. I’m not liking it. That is my body is not liking it.”

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Anonymous June 1, 2011

Sporanox (itraconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection: “Just started the treatment with Sporanox (on the first day) after vaginal infection pill and fungal cream didn't work and had a lot of hypersensitive skin reaction. Now going without cream just antiseptic rinse and some lotion on affected area. I found it works wonder as the first day taking the pills. I shall report once again after completion of 7 days treatment.”

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Anonymous 9978 · Taken for 1 to 6 months May 26, 2017

For Vaginal Yeast Infection: “This medicine has so far worked very well. My Dr prescribed it after the usually infection pill and cream didn't work. I've been put on a five day dose, two capsules once a day and so far the itching has completely subsided... I am much less uncomfortable than I was before I started the medicine. My Dr also prescribed two capsules on the first day of my cycle for three months to get rid of recurrence of the infection. It works wonders”

9 / 10
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Neerajs August 29, 2017

For Fungal Infection Prophylaxis: “I am taking 200 mg OD from last 20 days continuously because fungal infection recurrence happened to me from Last two months time. This time since last 1 week I am feeling fearful , worried and emotional. I found myself alone and want to cry, I am feeling defeated and lost in very small things and so much irritation with slightly unwanted behaviour of my surroundings.”

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ted95 February 3, 2017

For Dermatophytosis: “This medicine does wonders.tried so many creams and medicines before.none of them worked.then my doc refered me itraconazole 200 .with in 4 days my skin problem started to fade away.now after 2 weeks its perfectly cured..this medicine works perfect.”

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MikeRrr April 28, 2017

Sporanox (itraconazole) for Onychomycosis, Toenail: “Took sporanox for approximately seven months to cure complete infestation of toenail fungus (both feet/all toes). Sporanox had started to clear it all up when I ran out of the capsules. I was overseas and unable to get a refill. After stopping the medication for a period of time, the fungus returned to its previous state. Upon my return to the U.S. I did not pursue another Rx due to concerns over liver damage. But, if your liver is healthy and you can take it for an extended period of time, Sporanox seems to be a very effective cure. Much faster than topical meds I've used since then, although like I said soon after I stopped taking Sporanox the fungal infection returned to its previous state.”

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Annette1980 September 19, 2009

For Onychomycosis, Toenail: “I took one course of itraconazole (pulse therapy, 400mg/day during 1 week), after being unsuccessfully treated for onychomycosis of my 5th foot nail (I had it for years). So, since terbinafine didn't help, I decided to use this one, as my doctor advised. Now I have my new nail growing healthy, so my decision is to continue the treatment with this drug.”

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Trail Runner October 20, 2011

Sporanox (itraconazole) for Coccidioidomycosis: “I have had a cocci infection in my left knee for 25 years (research says it will be chronic). It took 5 years and 3 surgeries to get a diagnosis. I got relief the first day I started with Nizoral. After seven years, I switched to Sporanox 200 mg per day. Efforts to stop the therapy always followed with relapse. However, dropping to a 100mg per day maintenance dose after another 5 years kept all swelling and symptoms at bay. In 2004, I was able to stop taking Sporanox and was symptom free until last month (Sept, 2011). Swelling and heat disappeared within a day of restarting Sporanox. Titer blood test results have varied over the history of my infection from 32:1 to negative to 16:1 to again being negative at this time.”

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Prima233911 · Taken for 6 months to 1 year September 1, 2017

Sporanox (itraconazole) for Onychomycosis, Fingernail: “I've been taking Sporanox for 10 months now with no improvement. The fungus is visible in all of my fingernails and all of my toes! I am nearing the end of my second (6 month) treatment and still no results with this medication. Fungus has caused several toenails to curl and become ingrown so, very painful. Doctor won't remove the nails while infected with fungus because nails are too brittle to remove safely without risks of infection.”

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Anonymous October 18, 2016

For Histoplasmosis: “Itraconazole literally saved my life. I had a life threatening case if pulmonary histoplasmosis disseminating to my liver. Thankfully my infectious disease doctor caught it in time and started me on a pulsating dose of itraconazole while in the hospital. I stayed on a maintenance dose of 100 mg for 2 years and just now got off. I had zero side effects other than being a bit tired but it was worth it. I highly recommend this drug for histo patients.”

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John · Taken for less than 1 month April 22, 2018

For Dermatophytosis: “I've been on this for 6 days/ 100mg per day, cleared my fungal infection on feet, but side effects were sore throat, runny nose/cold symptoms, feeling tired, joint pain and mild abdominal pain. You should take this after a full meal.”

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MangoConChile July 1, 2014

For Sporotrichosis: “I'm a Canadian living in Mexico. After picking mangoes, I contracted a fungal skin infection called sporotrichosis. Got it diagnosed about a week after the symptoms started. I now have been taking itraconazole for just over a week. My dose is 400 mg a day, or two capsules twice a day. I'm happy with the results so far. Its a little slow to work, but it is definitely working. The skin lesions are healing and its not spreading to any more areas of the body. I know I'm gonna have to stick it out for a while with this medicine, but it is effective. The only thing is I've missed my period this week. I read another comment of a woman who said she didn't get hers for three months, so I imagine I'm gonna be in the same boat.”

8 / 10
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Kolin87 · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 26, 2021

Sporanox (itraconazole) for Onychomycosis, Toenail: “Tried diflucan and terbinafine which ended up with me with vomiting and diarrhea and no success. Sporanox is a lifesaver. No side effects at all, feels like I'm eating a candy. I'm at 2 month treatment and I have to keep going cause I had some relapse but right know it seems its going away once for all! Let us hope!”

10 / 10
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