new warning about the risk of congestive heart failure with Sporanox (itraconazole)

The FDA has just added a new warning about the risk of congestive heart failure with Sporanox (itraconazole).

Sporanox seems to reduce contractility and therefore may precipitate heart failure in susceptible patients.

Don't use Sporanox for fungal nail infections in patients with heart failure. Use Lamisil (terbinafine) instead...so far it hasn't been reported to cause cardiac problems.

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