Itraconazole (84625-61-6)

Itraconazole Chemical Structure

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What is Itraconazole

Itraconazole is an N-arylpiperazine. It is a triazole antifungal drug used to treat fungus-related infections in humans in any area of the body, including the lungs, mouth, and throat, as well as toenails and fingernails. It is available under brand names such as Onmel and Sporanox. It is available in Capsule and Solution dosage forms.

Itraconazole was first certified for medical use in the United States in 1992 after it was patented in 1978. It is listed on the WHO’s Essential Medicines List.

Macsen Laboratories is the supplier of high-quality Itraconazole.
Name of Product Itraconazole
IUPAC Name 2-butan-2-yl-4-[4-[4-[4-[[(2R,4S)-2-(2,4-dichlorophenyl)-2-(1,2,4-triazol-1-ylmethyl)-1,3-dioxolan-4-yl]methoxy]phenyl]piperazin-1-yl]phenyl]-1,2,4-triazol-3-one
Synonyms Oriconazole; Sporanox; Itrizole (TN); Itraconazol; Itraconazolo
CAS No 84625-61-6
Molecular Formula C35H38Cl2N8O4
Molar Mass 705.6 g/mol
Pubchem CID 55283

Chemical Properties

SR. No Criteria Limit/Specification
1 Appearance (Form) Solid
2 Appearance (Colour) White
3 Melting Point 166.2ºC
4 Solubility Practically insoluble in water and dilute acidic solutions


Side effects

The common side effects of Itraconazole are:

  • Numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, or lips.
  • Nausea, Vomiting, Headache
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Low potassium level- muscle pain or cramps, increased thirst, and irregular heartbeat
  • Hair loss
  • Impotence, erection problems
  • Changes in your menstrual periods
  • Liver disorders- nausea, upper stomach pain, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-coloured faeces, and jaundice


Q. How long does Itraconazole take to work?

It takes one to four weeks for itraconazole to reach peak effectiveness after treatment. To get the best benefits, make sure you finish the dosage.

Q. Can itraconazole and fluconazole be taken together?

Fluconazole and Itraconazole have no known interactions. However, this does not rule out the possibility of interactions. Always seek medical advice from a qualified professional.

Q. How does itraconazole work?

Itraconazole belongs to the triazole class of antifungals. It acts by inhibiting the growth of infection-causing fungus.

Q. Does itraconazole treat yeast infection?

Itraconazole treats serious fungal and yeast infections.

Q. Does itraconazole affect birth control?

Itraconazole works by inhibiting an enzyme that is involved in the metabolism of birth control tablets.

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