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Brand name: Sporanox

Sporanox is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) itraconazole. On this page you will find out more about Sporanox, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: itraconazole

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Sporanox 100 mg hard capsule, 60

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

Sporanox is indicated for use in adults for the treatment of: Superficial dermatomycoses not responding to topical treatment. Fungal keratitis which has failed to respond to topical treatment or where the disease is either progressing rapidly or is immediately sight threatening. Pityriasis versicolor not responding to any other treatment. Vulvovaginal candidiasis not responding to topical treatment. Oral candidiasis in immunocompromised patients. Onychomycosis caused by dermatophytes. Systemic mycoses: -Systemic aspergillosis, histoplasmosis, sporotrichosis. -Treatment and maintenance therapy in AIDS patients with disseminated or chronic pulmonary histoplasmosis infection. -Treatment of oropharyngeal and/or oesophageal candidiasis when fist line systemic antifungal therapy is inappropriate or has proven ineffective. -Treatment of non-invasive candidiasis in non-neutropenic patients when first-line systemic antifungal therapy is inappropriate or has proven ineffective. This may be due to underlying pathology, insensitivity of the pathogen or drug toxicity.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Cream-coloured, coated sugar spheres filled into capsules with an opaque blue cap and pink transparent body.

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Dosage Form Capsule, hard
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
15 capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
28 capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
4 capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
6 capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
60 capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 25 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Do Not Use if there is Precipitation
Life time 3 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 November 2017

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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