Certain patients drink a cola along with their Sporanox (itraconazole) or Nizoral (ketoconazole)

    Janssen now recommends that certain patients drink a cola along with their Sporanox (itraconazole) or Nizoral (ketoconazole).

    This is for patients who don't produce enough stomach acid...usually elderly or AIDS patients...or patients taking acid-suppressing drugs such as ranitidine (Zantac) or omeprazole (Prilosec).

    Colas improve absorption by increasing stomach acidity. There's no word yet on whether orange juice or other acidic beverages would work.

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