Certain patients take Sporanox (itraconazole) or Nizoral (ketoconazole) tabs with a Coke or Pepsi

    Janssen now recommends that certain patients take Sporanox (itraconazole) or Nizoral (ketoconazole) tabs with a Coke or Pepsi.

    This is for patients with achlorhydria...usually elderly or AIDS patients...or patients taking acid-suppressing drugs such as ranitidine (Zantac) or omeprazole (Prilosec).

    Cola drinks increase stomach acidity...to improve absorption.

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