What is Canditral?
Canditral containing the active ingredient itraconazole is considered a triazoles type of antifungal medication. The medication works by preventing unwanted substances from entering the cells that cause infection to kill fungi and clear up the infection. It can be used to treat a variety of fungal infections that invade the body including the lungs, mouth or throat, fingernails and toenails.
How is Canditral used?
Canditral is usually taken 1 to 3 times per day or as directed by a doctor. The capsules should be taken with some water along with a full meal. Contact a doctor for correct dosage as it will depend on the condition being treated and the patientís response to the treatment. Try to take the medication at the same time each day as the medication works best when it is kept at a constant level. Do not discontinue the medication without consulting a doctor as abruptly stopping the treatment may increase the risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics.
Patients using Canditral may encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Upset stomach
- Unpleasant taste in mouth
- Hair loss
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Joint pain
- Signs of infection
- Decreased sexual interest or performance
- Irregular heartbeat
- Mental or mood changes
- Vision problems
- Frequent or burning urination
- Ringing in the ears
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Canditral is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.