In which way is Tolsura (Itraconazole) different from Sporanox (Itraconazole)?
a. Different dosing frequency
b. Less side effects
c. Different indication
d. Different dosage form
e. No difference
Answer: (c) different indication.
Tolsura (itraconazole capsules) and Sporanox (itraconazole) are azole antifungals used to treat different types of infections. Tolsura is used to treat blastomycosis, pulmonary and extrapulmonary; histoplasmosis, including chronic cavitary pulmonary disease and disseminated, non-meningeal histoplasmosis; and aspergillosis, pulmonary and extrapulmonary, in patients who are intolerant of or who are refractory to amphotericin B therapy.
Sporanox is used to treat fungal infections of the lungs, mouth or throat, toenails, or fingernails.
The dose of Tolsura to treat blastomycosis and histoplasmosis is 130 mg to 260 mg daily. The dose of Tolsura to treat aspergillosis is 130 mg to 260 mg daily.
Dosage of Sporanox depends upon the condition for which it is being used to treat.
Side effects of Tolsura and Sporanox that are similar include nausea, vomiting, skin rash, headache, diarrhea, itching, and dizziness.
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