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Candibest 200 mg Capsule


Overview

Uses of Candibest Capsule

Candibest Capsule side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Skin rash
  • Increased liver enzymes

How to use Candibest 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. Candibest 200 mg Capsule is to be taken with food.
If you are taking oral solution, it should be taken one hour before any food or drink.

How Candibest Capsule works

Candibest 200 mg Capsule is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your skin infection.

Candibest Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Candibest 200 mg Capsule.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Candibest 200 mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Candibest 200 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Candibest 200 mg Capsule can sometimes cause dizziness, blurred/double vision or hearing loss. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Candibest 200 mg Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Candibest 200 mg 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.

What if you miss a dose of Candibest Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Candibest 200 mg Capsule, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Candibest 200 mg Capsule helps treat fungal infections of mouth, skin, vagina or any other parts of the body.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Take it with food, preferably at the same time everyday.
  • Use a reliable method of contraception to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.
  • Do not take indigestion remedies (antacids) within two hours of taking Candibest 200 mg Capsule.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function before starting treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, or stomach pain.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop  allergic reactions, nerve pain, or hearing loss.

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Candibest

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I am suffering from Urticaria since 3 years. I has tried many things also ayurveda but still the same thing. Now I am thinking in dept in before 3-4 years back I have habit to hold motion for long time . I thinks this is the cause of my disease. I am taking levocetirizine once in 1-2 days. Right Now i am suffering from flatulence from last 1 month also i am not getting good motion all times its black and thin. and going to motion 4-5 times in a day. One more think I am suffering from skin disease(fungal infections) from childhood.
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Yes, holding motion may be the cause of your skin diseases. Take urtiplex capsule 2 capsule twice, apply urtiplex lotion, take avipattikar churan 1 spoon twice with water before meal , mahamanjistharisht 20 ml twice after meal with water
I have some type of fungal infections under and over my private parts.
Dr. Ravi Shankar M.
Ayurveda
Apply Gandhaka Malahar, and Cap Tiktamrit 1-0-1 for one month after food, Aragwadhadhi Kashayam 15 ml twice a day with equal qty of water before food. Dry those parts completely after bath and use Candid dusting powder
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FAQs

Q. What is Candibest used for?

Candibest is used to treat fungal infections caused by Trichophyton spp., Microsporum spp., and Epidermophyton floccosum. The infections caused could be ringworm infection, infection in groin and buttocks and infection of feet. This medicine also treats persistent infection of finger nails and toe nails, persistent candida (yeast) infections of vagina, candida (yeast) infections of the mouth or throat in patients with lower resistance to disease, cryptococcal infection, and infections caused by histoplasma, aspergillus and blastomyces.

Q. For how long do I need to take Candibest?

The dose and length of treatment depends on the type and site of infection and your response to the treatment. For example, if you are taking Candibest for athlete’s foot (fungal infection of the skin on the feet and between the toes), the dose may need to be taken for 30 days, while for candidal infection of vagina, the dose may span from 1 day to 3 days depending on the dosage advised by the doctor.

Q. What should I do if I skip a dose of Candibest?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not double the dose to make up for the forgotten dose.

Q. I am taking Candibest for nail infection but there does not seem to be any improvement. Can I stop taking it?

No, you should not stop taking Candibest. Complete the entire course because if you do not complete the course, your infection will not be completely cured of the fungal infection. Nail lesions usually take about 6-9 months to disappear after treatment because after the medicine eliminates the fungus, the new nail takes several months to grow. Do not worry if you see any improvement during the treatment. The medicine will remain in your nails for several months and keep doing its job.

Q. Why has my doctor asked me to get blood tests done?

Your doctor is probably trying to monitor your liver’s functioning. Candibest may cause serious liver damage. Therefore, if you develop loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, dark urine or abdominal pain while taking Candibest, you should tell your doctor immediately.

Q. Can I take antacid and Candibest together?

Candibest can be utilized by the body if there is sufficient acid in the stomach. Medicines for stomach ulcers, heartburn or indigestion neutralize the acid produced by the stomach. Therefore, take any such medicine for about 2 hours after taking Candibest. If you are taking antacids (medicines that stop the production of stomach acid), you should take Candibest capsules with a drink of cola.

Q. What is drug resistance? Is it possible to develop resistance to Candibest?

Sometimes it happens that the fungi gets modified in your body and the medicine no longer works. This is called drug resistance. Resistance to Candibest has been reported with some candida species (krusei, glabrata and tropicalis). Candibest should not be used for infection caused due to these species.. Take the complete course of Candibest to avoid drug resistance.

Q. I am on alprazolam for quite some time. Is it okay if I start Candibest now?

Yes, you can take both alprazolam and Candibest together, but keep a watch on the side effects of alprazolam. If side effects appear after taking Candibest, talk to your doctor who will modify the dose of alprazolam.

Q. My doctor prescribed Candibest to me but not to my friend who had similar fungal infection because she was on dofetilide. Why is it so?

Your doctor did not prescribe Candibest to your friend because Candibest interferes with working of dofetilide. This interference can cause disturbed electrical activity of heart, which can be detrimental for the patient.

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