Frequently Asked Questions about Sporanox Pulse™

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FAQs (for patients)




What is the difference between Sporanox™ capsules and Sporanox™ Pulse capsules?

The Sporanox™ capsules and Sporanox ™ Pulse capsules are identical. However they differ in the way they are taken.The Sporanox™ capsules are used to treat infections caused by fungi or yeasts.Sporanox™ capsules may be taken as follows:Yeast infection of the vagina (thrush) 4 capsules for one day always taken as: two capsules, followed by another two capsules ideally 12 hours laterYeast infection of the mouth (oral thrush)1 capsule each day for 15 daysFor fungal infections of the skin the dosage depends on your condition. It is likely to be either:2 capsules each day for 7 daysor 1 capsule each day for 15 days or 1 capsule each day for 30 daysFor treatment or prevention of fungal infections of other parts of the body the dosage and length of treatment varies depending on the type of infection.


My infection has cleared up. Can I therefore stop taking Sporanox™ Pulse?

You should not stop treatment with Sporanox™ Pulse even if your infection seems to have cleared up. It is important that you continue taking Sporanox™ Pulse for as long as your doctor tells you to.


Can I take Sporanox™ Pulse if I am planning to become pregnent?

You should take adequate contraceptive precautions while you are taking Sporanox™ Pulse. You should also continue to use some form of contraception until your next period after your treatment with Sporanox™ Pulse has finished. This is because Sporanox™ Pulse remains in the body for some time after you stop taking it


Can I take Sporanox™ Pulse if I am pregnant?

You should not take Sporanox™ Pulse if you are pregnant unless your doctor has told you to. If you discover you are pregnant while taking Sporanox™ Pulse, you should stop taking Sporanox™ Pulse and tell your doctor straight away.


Can I breast feed while taking Sporanox™ Pulse?

A very small amount of itraconazole (the active ingredient in Sporanox™ Pulse) is present in the breast milk of women taking Sporanox™ Pulse. Therefore you should not breast feed while taking Sporanox™ Pulse. You should speak to your doctor if you require any further advice.


Does Sporanox™ Pulse have to be taken immediately after a meal?

You should always take Sporanox™ Pulse capsules immediately after a meal because this will help the body absorb itraconazole (the active ingredient in Sporanox™ Pulse). If you do not take Sporanox™ Pulse immediately after a meal the absorption of itraconazole may be reduced.


I am having difficulty swallowing Sporanox™ Pulse capsules. Can I open up the capsules and put the contents into food or drink?

You should not open up the capsules as this may reduce the absorption of itraconazole (the active ingredient in Sporanox™ Pulse)


Can you take other medicines while taking Sporanox™ Pulse?

For further information please refer to the Patient Information Leaflet.


What are the side effects of Sporanox™ Pulse?

For further information please refer to the Patient Information Leaflet.


Are there any special precautions I should take before using Sporanox™ Pulse?

For further information please refer to the Patient Infornation Leaflet for the full list of special precautions.


Are there any reasons why I should not take Sporanox™ Pulse?

For further information please refer to the section in the Patient Information Leaflet on 'when not to use your medicine'.