- This medicine have Fluconazole as an active ingredient which belongs to a class of drugs known as antifungal drugs and primarily used to treat a wide range of fungal infections including Vaginal Candidiasis (a vaginal yeast infection caused by Candida), urinary tract infection caused by Candida species of fungi, and cryptococcal meningitis (fungal infection of the brain and spinal cord in AIDS patients),
- This medicine is also effective in treatment of fungal infections of the mouth, throat, oesophagus, lungs, bladder, genital area, and the blood.
- Fungal infection is a disease caused by fungi which attacks on your tissues and causes infection. Redness, itching, burning sensation and local irritation are the signs and symptoms appears on affected region of the tissue.
- Few Fungal infections may be contagious and could transmit between person to person.
- The dose and duration of treatment will depend on what you are being treated for. Make sure you complete the full course of treatment. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from coming back.
- Treatment of Wide range of Fungal Infections
In Treatment of fungal infections:
- This medicine have Fluconazole which is an antifungal drug and works by inhibiting an enzyme in fungi responsible for its normal fat metabolism, which interferes with the formation of the fungal cell membrane.
- It may be used to treat fungal infections such as infections of the mouth, throat, vagina, and other parts of the body including fingernails and toenails and thus it relieves the symptoms of fungal infection like redness , itching, pain, inflammation etc.
- You should use this medicine in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor, it may prevent the recurrence of fungal infections and cure your infection totally.
- Due to use of this medicine all the painful symptoms caused by fungal infections relieves and you will continue your daily life routine without any trouble. You could enjoy your daily life activity without any worry.
Most adverse effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as soon as your body adjusts to the medicine. Additionally Consult your doctor if they persist for longer duration if causes any serious trouble.
Common Adverse Effects
- Allergic reactions including swelling of face, lips, tongue or throat
- Stomach pain
- Taste alteration
- Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not try to chew, crush, break or cut it with knife. This medicine is to be taken with or without food at fixed time everyday.
- This medicine have Fluoconazole which is an antifungal drug and works by inhibiting an enzyme in fungi responsible for its normal fat metabolism, which interferes with the formation of the fungal cell membrane. As a result, fungal or yeast cells get killed or its growth is minimized.
- The intact fungal cell membrane is very essential for survival of fungi as it prevents the entry of unwanted harmful substances inside the cell of fungi and stops the leakage of cell contents.
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with this medicine. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy Expert Consultation Required
It is better to avoid this drug during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. your doctor may prescribe this medicine after weighing the benefits and any potential risk during pregnancy in some life threatening situations. There are chances of spontaneous abortions in the women treated with This medicine in the first trimester.
Breast Feeding Safe if prescribed by doctor
This medicine is probably safe to use during breastfeeding as limited available human data suggests that it does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving Sometimes unsafe
This medicine may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms appears.
This medicine is unsafe to use in patients with kidney diseases. Please use it with caution in patients suffering from severe renal impairment.
This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from Liver diseases. Dose adjustment is necessary for these patients. Regular monitoring of Liver function is also necessary for these patients.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, please take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and adhere on your regular schedule. Do not double the dose for adjusting the missed dose at very short interval, otherwise you may experience some serious side effects.
Tell your physician if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, herbal preparations, including medicines obtained without prescription because taking this medicine with any of these can modify the effect of either of them and cause some serious side effects:
- Anti-depressants (reboxetine)
- Anti-diabetic drugs (metformin)
- Antibiotics (erythromycin)
- Amiodarone (for heart problems)
- Blood thinners (warfarin)
- Carbamazepine (to treat epilepsy)
- Ergotamine (to treat migraine or headaches)
- Losartan (used to treat high blood pressure)
- Mental illness medicines (pimozide or quetiapine)
- Statins (For High cholesterol)
- Vitamins B12, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D3 supplements
- Chemical Class: Azole Derivatives
- Habit Forming: No
- Therapeutic class: Anti-Fungal
- Action class: Fungal ergosterol synthesis inhibitor
- Take this medicine with food at the same time at evenly spaced interval everyday.
- Do not skip any doses and complete the full course of this medicine as prescribed by your doctor even if you feel better.
- Immediately inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of Jaundice, For example yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, or stomach pain.
- Immediately inform your doctor if you experience any kind of severe allergic reactions, For example skin rash, swelling of face and shortness of breath.
- Store in a cool and dry place below 30°C away from direct sunlight, Also Keeps away from the out of reach of children.
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