Patients who have fungal infections in their lungs, especially infections that have spread to other parts of the body, may take itraconazole to eliminate the infection. This medication may also be used to treat fungus infections in the toenails or fingernails. It works by slowing the growth of the fungi causing the infection.
This medication can cause heart disease and congestive heart failure. Patients with a history of heart disease should not take the medication. Immediately see your doctor and discontinue the use of the medication if you have any of the following symptoms:
- Shortness of breath
- Rapid or pounding heartbeat
- Swelling of the ankles or feet
- Sudden weight gain
- Extreme fatigue
- Coughing up white or pink phlegm