User Reviews for Itraconazole
Also known as: Sporanox, Tolsura, Onmel
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|Vaginal Yeast Infection||7 reviews||57 medications|
|Aspergillosis, Aspergilloma||1 review||6 medications|
|Coccidioidomycosis||1 review||8 medications|
|Candidemia||1 review||15 medications|
|Dermatophytosis||3 reviews||11 medications|
|Sporotrichosis||1 review||6 medications|
|Onychomycosis, Toenail||5 reviews||20 medications|
|Histoplasmosis||4 reviews||7 medications|
|Onychomycosis, Fingernail||2 reviews||19 medications|
|Fungal Infection Prophylaxis||1 review||3 medications|
|Aspergillosis, Invasive||Not rated - Add rating||1 review||13 medications|
|Summary of Itraconazole reviews||7.8||27 reviews|
Reviews for Itraconazole
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!"
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."
For Vaginal Yeast Infection: "My doc gave 1 tab daily for 7 days but itching is still there. Now I'm wondering whether it will clear out or not."
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."
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."
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."
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,"
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"
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."
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."
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."
For Histoplasmosis: "I was treated with this antibiotic for 3 miserable months. It worked. However my side effects ranged from developing alopecia, feeling extremely exhausted all the time, pins and needles sensation that caused permemant nerve damage, and the list goes on."
For Not Listed / Other: "I'm suffering from Tinea Cruris for over 3 months now. Tried different remedies. Non of them worked. Tried topical creams such as Clotrimazole, Dactarin, Lamisil. None of them bring any relief. After consultation with my GP I took a liver function blood test and when the results came satisfying I was prescribed 200mg of Sporanox/Itraconazole for 1 week. No effect was noticed during the drug course although after few days fungus started to disappear from my penis head. Week after everything came back with a "double kick" the rash from my groin did not go at all. Everything is the same. Side effects: After the course I felt very tired and nervous but this went off after couple of days. Now I have to look for some other solution!!!"
For Histoplasmosis: "Skin felt burning hot first 3 days & very tired"
For Histoplasmosis: "Very tired"
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."
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."
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."
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."
Sporanox (itraconazole) for Aspergillosis, Aspergilloma: "This medicine has saved my life. Just praying that my liver enzymes are staying normal, don't know what would happen if I have to stop taking it."
Sporanox (itraconazole) for Vaginal Yeast Infection: "This medication did wonders with this problem."
Sporanox (itraconazole) for Candidemia: "After being treated for only a week with Sporanox pro I felt a lot better. Supplementing it with a strict diet really helped."
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."
For Dermatophytosis: "I have used Itracozanole for about 3 months. Even though the medicine worked on my skin I had really bad side effects. I was constipated and didn't get my period for the whole 3 months I was taking the medicine."
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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