Capsule: 100 milligrams.
Sporanox is prescribed in the treatment of fungal infections:
- The toenails;
- Fingernails (onychomycosis);
Sporanox capsules are prescribed to treat three types of serious fungal infection: blastomycosis, histoplasmosis, and aspergillosis. Blastomycosis can affect the lungs, bones, and skin. Histoplasmosis can affect the lungs, heart, and blood. Aspergillosis can affect the lungs, kidneys, and other organs. The drug is also prescribed for onychomycosis, which infects the toenails and fingernails. Additionally, Sporanox is prescribed against fungal infections in people with weak immune systems, such as AIDS patients.
Sporanox oral solution is prescribed to treat candidiasis (fungal infection) of the mouth, throat, and gullet (esophagus), and for other fungal infections in people with weakened immunity and fever.
Should be taken with a full meal. It is important to report any signs or symptoms that may suggest liver dysfunction so that the appropriate laboratory testing can be done. These signs include unusual fatigue, poor appetite, nausea and/or vomiting, yellowing of the eyes (jaundice), dark urine or pale stool.
Blastomycosis and Histoplasmosis
The usual dose is two 100-mg capsules, taken after a full meal once a day. If you feel no improvement, or if there is evidence that the fungal disease has spread, your doctor will increase the dose 100 mg at a time to a maximum of 400 mg a day. Daily dosages above 200 mg a day should be divided into 2 smaller doses.
The usual dose is 200 to 400 mg a day. Treatment usually continues for a minimum of 3 months, until tests indicate that the fungal infection has subsided.
The usual dose for a toenail infection, whether or not fingernails are also involved, is 200 mg once a day for 12 weeks.
If only fingernails are infected, treatment is given in two 7-day-long sessions during which you take 200 mg of Sporanox twice a day, with a 3-week rest period between sessions.
Candidiasis, mouth and throat
The usual dose is 20 ml of oral solution a day for 1 to 2 weeks. If the infection does not go away, your dose will be changed to 10 ml twice a day.
The usual dose is 10 ml of oral solution a day for at least 3 weeks. You should continue the treatment for 2 weeks after your symptoms clear up. If necessary, the doctor may increase the dose to 20 ml a day.
Fungal infections in people with weakened immunity and fever
Recommended treatment starts with 200-mg injections twice a day for 2 days followed by 200 mg injected once a day for up to 14 days. This may be followed by 20 ml of oral solution twice a day for up to a total of 28 days of treatment
The safety and effectiveness of Sporanox in children have not been established.
The most common side effects of Sporanox are minor and include:
Less common but more serious side effects are:
- Liver enzyme elevation;
- High blood pressure (hypertension);
Sporanox side effects that you should report to your health care professional or doctor as soon as possible:
- Weight Loss;
- Vision Problems;
- Urinary Infection;
- Swelling Due To Water Retention;
- Respiratory Infection;
- Nasal And Sinus Inflammation;
- Muscle Pain;
- Inflamed Mouth;
- Impaired Speech;
- Hot Flushes;
- High Blood Pressure;
- Difficulty Swallowing;
- Chest Pain;
- Breathing Difficulty;
- Blood In The Urine;
- Back Pain;