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Itapro 200 MG Tablet

Manufactured byAjanta Pharma Ltd.
ContainsItraconazole
Description
Itapro 200 MG Tablet is an antifungal medicine used in the treatment of fungal infections in various parts of your body like the lungs, nails, mouth, throat, etc. It works by preventing the growth of fungi that are responsible for causing the infections. Itapro 200 MG Tablet may show some side effects such as diarrhoea, nausea, stomach pain, bloating, dizziness, fatigue, headache, menstrual problems, etc. If you notice any allergic reactions like a skin rash, tingling sensation in your arms and legs, difficulty in breathing, or swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or neck, seek emergency medical attention. Itapro 200 MG Tablet is recommended to be taken with food and plenty of water to ensure maximum absorption. Take it exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Even if your symptoms are relieved after a few days, do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor first. Sudden discontinuation may cause your infection to reappear and become resistant to further treatment. Consult your doctor if you do not notice any changes in your condition. Itapro 200 MG Tablet is not recommended if you have a history of heart failure. Inform your doctor if you have any other medical conditions, or if you are taking any medications. Avoid taking this medicine if you are pregnant, especially in the first trimester as it may cause harm to your foetus. If you are breastfeeding, take this medicine only after your doctor's recommendation.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Itapro 200 MG Tablet

  • Convulsions
  • Dry mouth
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Increased thirst
  • Stomach pain
  • Decreased urine output
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dizziness
  • Nervousness
  • Weight gain
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising
  • Double vision

Uses of Itapro 200 MG Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Blastomycosis
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Invasive Aspergillosis
  • Onychomycosis
  • Vulvovaginal Candidiasis
  • Pityriasis versicolor
  • Dermatophytoses
  • Oral candidiasis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The time Itapro 200 MG Tablet takes to show its action is not known.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    Itapro 200 MG Tablet may remain in your body for approximately 6 days.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    Itapro 200 MG Tablet has no habit-forming tendency.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Itapro 200 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Itapro 200 MG Tablet may pass into breast milk in a trace amount. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.

Allergy

Avoid taking Itapro 200 MG Tablet if you are allergic to Itraconazole or any other components present in the medicine. Seek immediate medical attention if you have symptoms such as skin rashes, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/lips/throat), shortness of breath, etc.

QT interval prolongation

Itapro 200 MG Tablet may cause a problem in your heart rhythm called prolonged QT intervals (an electrical heartbeat disturbance), especially if you are taking it along with your heart medications. It may result in fast, rapid, and irregular heartbeats. Consult your doctor for further guidance in such conditions.

Congestive Heart Failure

Avoid taking Itapro 200 MG Tablet if you have a history of congestive heart failure (a condition in which the heart is unable to pump blood efficiently) or other severe heart conditions as prolonged treatment with this medicine may worsen your condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Itapro 200 MG Tablet is not recommended for use in pregnancy, especially during the first trimester. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

Breast-feeding

Itapro 200 MG Tablet may pass into breast milk in a trace amount. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
General warnings

Hearing loss

Quinidine is a medicine used to treat irregular heartbeats. The use of Itapro 200 MG Tablet along with Quinidine may result in temporary or permanent hearing loss. When the treatment is discontinued after your doctor's advice, hearing loss usually resolves, but consult your doctor if it persists.

Neuropathy

Neuropathy is a condition where there is destruction or dysfunction of one or more nerves, resulting in numbness, muscular weakness, tingling, and pain in the affected region. If you experience these symptoms while taking Itapro 200 MG Tablet, inform your doctor immediately. Discontinue the treatment only on your doctor’s recommendation.

Driving or operating machines

Treatment with Itapro 200 MG Tablet may cause dizziness, confusion, or disorientation in some cases. Hence, avoid activities such as driving vehicles or operating machines if you experience any of these symptoms.

Immunocompromised individuals

If you have a weak or compromised immunity e.g., in neutropenia (low level of white blood cells), AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), or after organ transplantation, Itapro 200 MG Tablet may not be effective enough to treat the infection. Consult your doctor for further guidance in this regard.

Women of child bearing age

Women of childbearing age should use contraceptive precautions while taking Itapro 200 MG Tablet. Continue the use of contraceptives until the next menstrual cycle even after stopping the treatment.

Missed Dose

If you forget to take a dose of Itapro 200 MG Tablet, make sure that you take it as soon as you remember. However, do not take two doses together to make up for a forgotten dose.

Overdose

Never take more than the prescribed dose. If you suspect that you might have taken an overdose of Itapro 200 MG Tablet, seek immediate medical guidance.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Alprazolam

Erythromycin

Warfarin

Atorvastatin

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

Itapro 200 MG Tablet should be taken with extreme caution if you have liver problems as it is mostly breakdown in the liver. In a rare case, it may result in serious liver toxicity. Your doctor may suggest tests to monitor your liver function regularly during treatment with this medicine.

Achlorhydria

Achlorhydria is a disorder in which your stomach fails to produce hydrochloric acid, a component of the stomach acid that is required for digestion. The absorption of Itapro 200 MG Tablet decreases when stomach acid is decreased. Take this medicine with caution if you are diagnosed with such conditions.
Food interactions
Take Itapro 200 MG Tablet with food as it helps to increase absorption from the stomach thereby giving better efficacy.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Itapro 200 MG Tablet should be taken with food, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not break, chew, or crush the tablet. Do not exceed the recommended dose. Take the medication at the same time every day. Antacid delays the absorption of this medicine hence, do not take antacids (stomach acid-reducing medicines) within two hours after taking Itapro 200 MG Tablet. If you notice any side effects that persist or worsen, report them to your doctor as soon as possible. Your doctor may suggest tests to monitor your liver function during treatment with Itapro 200 MG Tablet. If you observe any of the following symptoms like yellowing of the eyes or skin, black urine, stomach discomfort, etc., inform your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
Itapro 200 MG Tablet works by stopping the production of a chemical known as ergosterol, which is responsible for forming the fungal cell membrane (protective covering). Thus by stopping this mechanism, stops the growth and spread of fungal infection.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Azole antifungals

Schedule

Schedule H

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