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User Reviews for Itraconazole

Also known as: Sporanox, Tolsura, Onmel

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Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Aspergillosis, Aspergilloma 10.0
1 reviews 6 medications
Aspergillosis, Invasive 10.0
2 reviews 13 medications
Oral Thrush 10.0
2 reviews 31 medications
Candida Urinary Tract Infection 10.0
1 reviews 7 medications
Vaginal Yeast Infection 9.2
7 reviews 57 medications
Coccidioidomycosis 9.0
1 reviews 8 medications
Candidemia 8.0
1 reviews 15 medications
Sporotrichosis 8.0
1 reviews 6 medications
Dermatophytosis 8.0
3 reviews 11 medications
Histoplasmosis 7.0
4 reviews 7 medications
Onychomycosis, Toenail 5.8
7 reviews 20 medications
Onychomycosis, Fingernail 5.5
2 reviews 19 medications
Fungal Infection Prophylaxis 5.0
1 reviews 3 medications
Summary of Itraconazole reviews 7.8 33 reviews

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Reviews for Itraconazole

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.”

1 / 10
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.”

10 / 10
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.”

1 / 10
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.”

10 / 10
Anonymous September 11, 2019

Sporanox (itraconazole) for Oral Thrush: “Amazing”

10 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month August 29, 2019

For Candida Urinary Tract Infection: “Most effective with doxycycline”

10 / 10
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!”

10 / 10
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.”

7 / 10
fresher17 November 21, 2017

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.”

6 / 10
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.”

1 / 10
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.”

5 / 10
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.”

10 / 10
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,”

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
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.”

10 / 10
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 after 2 weeks its perfectly cured..this medicine works perfect.”

10 / 10
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.”

10 / 10
Kp5014 · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 14, 2016

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.”

3 / 10
B.T. · Taken for less than 1 month July 2, 2016

“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!!!”

2 / 10
Jjgder July 4, 2015

For Histoplasmosis: “Skin felt burning hot first 3 days & very tired”

8 / 10
weesle July 8, 2014

For Histoplasmosis: “Very tired”

7 / 10
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
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.”

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.”

9 / 10
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.”

10 / 10