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Canitra Information

Canitra, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Capsule. It is primarily used for the treatment of Fungal Infections, Candidal Infection. Canitra also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The correct dosage of Canitra depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Canitra can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Canitra go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

It is also important to note that Canitra has a Moderate effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. Warnings related to Canitra's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Canitra is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Coronary Artery Disease (CAD), Heart Disease, Liver Disease as it can result in adverse effects. Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Canitra contraindications section.

Additionally, Canitra may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Canitra is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Canitra Benefits & Uses

Canitra is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Canitra Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 200 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: 3 days
  • Special Instructions: Then 200 mg/day for 3 months
Geriatric
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 200 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: 3 days
  • Special Instructions: Then 200 mg/day for 3 months

Canitra Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Canitra safe for pregnant women?


    Canitra can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Canitra, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Canitra safe during breastfeeding?


    Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Canitra. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

    Severe
  • What is the effect of Canitra on the Kidneys?


    Canitra rarely affects the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Canitra on the Liver?


    Canitra has very mild side effects on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Canitra on the Heart?


    Side effects of Canitra rarely affect the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Canitra with Other Drugs

Canitra should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Life Threatening

Severe

Moderate

Abacavir,Lamivudine


    Canitra Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Canitra unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Canitra

    • Is this Canitra habit forming or addictive?


      Forming a habit of Canitra has not been reported.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Canitra. So it is best to avoid driving.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, Canitra is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, Canitra is not used to treat mental disorders.

      No

    Canitra Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Canitra


      It is safe to take Canitra with food.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Canitra


      Taking alcohol with Canitra can be dangerous.

      Severe


    Frequently asked Questions about Canitra

    Question over 5 years ago

    Is Canitra safe to use?

    Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Canitra is safe to use, if taken in a prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor, however, few side effects are observed such as stomach discomfort, headache, and hypokalemia (low potassium)

    Question over 5 years ago

    Can I discontinue Canitra on my own without doctors advice?

    Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS , Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

    Discontinuation of Canitra on your own can cause unwanted side effects. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

    Question almost 5 years ago

    Does Canitra cause low sperm count in males?

    Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

    No, Canitra does not affect the sperm count in males, however, if you're experiencing any reproductive disorder after taking this medication, please inform your doctor.

    Question about 5 years ago

    Does Canitra cause weight gain?

    Dr. Anand Singh MBBS , General Physician

    Rarely, Canitra can cause weight gain. Please inform your doctor if you are experiencing weight gain symptom after using this medication.

    Question over 4 years ago

    Can Canitra and terbinafine be taken at the same time?

    Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

    Yes, Canitra and terbinafine can be taken together because combination therapy provides a broad spectrum of coverage against fungal infections.



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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Sporanox ® (itraconazole)

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 794-795

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