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Sporanox Liquid is an oral solution whose active ingredient is Itraconazole, a type of drug that is known as a triazole anti-fungal. This drug is designed to prevent and treat different types of fungal infections in your body, including oral thrush that can affect your mouth or throat which makes taking Sporanox Liquid easier to swallow than a pill.
When taken as directed, the active ingredient of Sporanox Liquid called Itraconazole works by entering the fungal cells in your body and invading the proteins that fungi need to form protective cell membranes. This action causes the membranes to be weak and unable to support fungal growth leaving them susceptible to your immune systems’ antibodies and causing their eventual demise.
People with compromised immune systems can be more at risk for getting thrush. The bacteria in your mouth will usually keep yeast under control, but a weakened immune system may allow yeast to take over. This balance may also be affected by other factors, such as certain medications, uncontrolled diabetes, dry mouth or hormonal changes. Oral thrush usually appears as raised white spots inside your mouth that may become painful and bleed.
Sporanox Liquid is also prescribed to prevent deep and potentially serious fungal infections in people who are having a bone marrow transplant or who have cancer of the blood cells. A low white blood cell count would leave the body susceptible to infections, so Sporanox Liquid is used to help the body kill off any invading fungi before an infection can take hold.
Make sure your doctor is aware of other medical issues you are dealing with and any medications you currently take or use in order to avoid negative drug interactions. It is important that you follow your doctor’s instructions and do not stop taking Sporanox Liquid before the time period recommended or the fungal infection could reappear.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding, as Sporanox Liquid can be harmful to an unborn or nursing child. An effective method of contraception should be used while taking this medication. A barrier method such as condoms is preferable at this time, as Sporanox Liquid can reduce the effectiveness of oral birth control medication.
Sporanox Liquid should not be administered to patients with evidence of ventricular dysfunction, such as congestive heart failure (CHF) or a history of CHF except for the treatment of life-threatening or other serious infections.
You must drink Sporanox Liquid on an empty stomach. Each dose of Itraconazole needs to be swished in the mouth for about 20 seconds and then swallowed. You should not rinse your mouth after swallowing the liquid or eat anything for a minimum of 60 minutes after taking this medication.