Afderm 200mg Capsule

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Primarily used for

Fungal infections, Serious fungal infections
4 capsules in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Afderm Capsule


Uses of Afderm Capsule

Afderm 200mg Capsule is used in the treatment of fungal infections and serious fungal infections.

Side effects of Afderm Capsule


Nausea, Abdominal pain, Skin rash, Increased liver enzymes.


How to use Afderm Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It is better to take Afderm 200mg Capsule with food.

How Afderm Capsule works

Afderm 200mg capsule stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

In Depth Information on Afderm Capsule

Expert advice for Afderm Capsule

  • If you are taking an antiacid, take it 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking itraconazole.
  • Do not take Itraconazole, if you are pregnant, think that you might be pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
  • Itraconazole may make you feel dizzy, or have blurred/double vision, or affect your hearing. Do not drive or use machines if you feel dizzy, or if your eyesight or hearing are affected.
  • Stop taking itraconazole and consult your doctor immediately, if you experience severe allergic reactions such as red and itchy skin rash, difficulty breathing, swelling of face, mouth, lips or eyelids, unexplained high temperature (fever) and feeling faint.
  • Inform your doctor immediately, if you experience loss of hearing or hearing disturbances or ringing in the ears, blurred or double vision or sensitivity to light or inability to control urine or increased urination or diarrhea.
  • Inform your doctor, if you have or have had liver or kidney problem, as the dose of itraconazole may have to be changed, and the liver function will have to be tested periodically.
  • Inform your doctor before taking itraconazole, if you are suffering from HIV/ AIDS, or any other disease where your immune system is compromised.
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Special precautions for Afderm 200mg Capsule
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Afderm 200mg Capsule.
Afderm 200mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Afderm 200mg Capsule is probably usafe to use during lactati
on. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Afderm 200mg Capsule can sometimes cause dizziness, blurred/double vision or hearing loss. This may affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Afderm
200mg Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Afderm 200mg Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Inform your doctor if you develop signs of jaundice like yellowing of eyes and skin, itching, and clay colored stools while taking this medicine.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Prazopill XL 5mg Tablet, Minipress XL 5mg Tablet, Urimax 0.4mg Capsule MR, Minipress XL 2.5mg Tablet

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Afderm 200mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Itraconazole

Afderm is an antifungal medicine used to treat fungal infections of skin, mouth, eyes, nails, vagina and other internal organs.
Afderm is an anti-fungal antibiotic. It is useful in treating infections caused by fungi, but not by bacteria, viruses or parasites.
Yes, Afderm is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
No, Afderm is not a steroid. It is an antifungal medicine which belongs to the class of triazoles.
Q. Is Afderm stronger than fluconazole?
Afderm is effective against a much wider range of fungal infections as compared to fluconazole. However, both drugs are equally effective and safe if used for same infections.
Q. Can I take Afderm with paracetamol?
There are no known drug interactions between Afderm and paracetamol if taken together. However, interaction can occur. Consult your doctor about all medications that you are currently taking before starting Afderm.
Q. Can I take Afderm with amoxicillin or penicillin?
There are no clinically observed drug interactions between Afderm when taken with amoxicillin or penicillin. Please talk to your doctor in case you are taking the two medicines together.
There are no known interactions of Afderm with oral contraceptives (birth control pills). However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor if you are asked to take Afderm and you are already taking oral contraceptives.
Yes, Afderm is used to treat ringworm (known as dermatophytoses e.g. tinea pedis, tinea cruris, tinea corporis, tinea manuum).
An increase in blood pressure has been seen with Afderm in some studies. However, this is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you have a history of high blood pressure or you are experiencing high blood pressure after taking Afderm.
Yes, Afderm can rarely cause erectile dysfunction (erection problems). Please consult your doctor if you experience this problem.
Weight gain has not been reported as an adverse effect with Afderm. However, if you experience unexpected weight gain with Afderm, this could be an indication of an underlying heart problem. Consult your doctor immediately as Afderm can make your heart problem worse.
No, Afderm is not a sulfa drug. It is an azole derivative antifungal medicine.
Drowsiness (feeling sleepy) has not been reported as a side effect of Afderm. However, in case you feel very sleepy while taking Afderm, you must consult your doctor. Dizziness (feeling of fainting) has been reported as a side effect with Afderm
Hair loss (alopecia) is reported as a side effect of Afderm in the postmarketing studies. Please consult your doctor in case you experience hair loss while taking Afderm.
Yes, Afderm has been shown to be active against candida and is indicated for the treatment of the infections caused by candida. It is indicated for the treatment of oropharyngeal candidasis.
Yes, Afderm does work for the nail fungus known as dermatophytoses (tinea unguium). Consult your doctor before starting Afderm for any infection and you must take the medicine for as long as it is prescribed by the doctor. Do not stop the medicine until told by your doctor.
No, Afderm does not have penicillin in it.
Afderm does not make you tired. In case you feel very tired while taking Afderm, please talk to your doctor immediately as it may be due to an underlying liver problem or a heart condition with fluids in your lungs.
There are no clinically observed drug interactions between Afderm when taken with aspirin. Please talk to your doctor in case you are taking the two medicines together.

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