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Candifast 200 mg Capsule

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Composition for Candifast 200 mg Capsule

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Primary uses of Candifast 200 mg Capsule

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Medicine Overview of Candifast Capsule

Uses of Candifast Capsule

Candifast 200 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of fungal infections. It is used to treat fungal infections of the mouth or vagina (thrush), skin and other parts of the body such as finger and toenails.

Candifast Capsule side effects

Common

Side Effects of Candifast are Nausea, Diarrhoea, Stomach pain, Skin rash, Increased liver enzymes.

How to use Candifast 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. Candifast 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 Candifast Capsule works

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

In Depth Information on Candifast Capsule

Expert advice for Candifast Capsule

  • Your doctor has prescribed Candifast 200 mg Capsule to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Do not take it with any heartburn medications - especially proton pump inhibitors and H2 blockers.
  • Requires an acidic pH for absorption. Hence, take it with a full meal for best results.
  • Notify your doctor if you have taken steroids recently.
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Candifast Capsule related warnings
Special precautions for Candifast Capsule
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Candifast 200 mg Capsule.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Candifast 200 mg 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.
Lactation
CAUTION
Candifast 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.
Candifast 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 Candifast 200 mg Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Candifast 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 Candifast Capsule?uses

If you miss a dose of Candifast 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Candifast Capsule

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

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Taking Candifast with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Candifast with Olanzapine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Olanzapine: Oladac, Zolapin, Olisense, Olatig, Olanz, Madwell, Ozinet, Olnee, Pifol, Bitola
Candifast with Pimozide
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Pimozide: R Zep, Pimolite, Arkazid, Pimide
Candifast with Penfluridol
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Penfluridol: Penridol
Candifast with Blonanserin
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Blonanserin: Elicia
Candifast with Asenapine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Asenapine: Welenuf
Candifast with Ebastine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Ebastine: Albast, Ebast, Ebay, Ebanorm, Ebaset, Best, Ebahist
Candifast with Phenoxybenzamine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Phenoxybenzamine: Zaxyben
Candifast with Naftopidil
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Naftopidil: Nafodil, Naftomax
Candifast with Zuclopenthixol
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Zuclopenthixol: Clopixol-Acuphase
Candifast with Aripiprazole
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Aripiprazole: Arifril, Biozol, Elrip, Arpizol, Aripicad, Aridus, Asprito MT, Aria, Apz, Aripiren
Candifast with Sulpiride
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Sulpiride: Stride
Candifast with Carbamazepine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Carbamazepine: Carz, Antep, C Lep, Ametol, Setol, Carbatol, Biocarb, Arbetol, Zep, Carbdac
Candifast with Paliperidone
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Paliperidone: Psycodon, Paliris, Invega Sustenna, Palivega, Palica OD, Palip
Candifast with Reboxetine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Reboxetine: Rebotin
Candifast with Thioridazine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Thioridazine: R Zin, Zina, Thiolite, T Zine, Thioril, Tridaz, Multizine, Ridazin, Delnil, Thiolent
Candifast with Haloperidol
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Haloperidol: Norma, Cizonil, Zoridol, Nase, Sydol, Peridol, Depinase, Halodi, Halodil, Hapiwin
Candifast with Iloperidone
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Iloperidone: Ilofast, Ilopt, Ilopride, Ilosure, Iiosure
Candifast with Flupenthixol
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Flupenthixol: Pnxol, Flupen, Anxiset
Candifast with Quetiapine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Quetiapine: Quitsun, Qutec, Qutipin, Adequet, Esq, Quetic, Qutin, Quticool, Qutace, Quetigress
Candifast with Lercanidipine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Lercanidipine: Lotensyl, Lervasc
Candifast with Eplerenone
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Eplerenone: Planep, Eptus, Epleran
Candifast with Alfuzosin
LIFE-THREATENING
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Candifast with Clozapine
LIFE-THREATENING
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Candifast with Silodosin
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Silodosin: Silodonol, Sildosol, Silotime, Silorun, Avoprost, Silodal, Flospurt, Geripod, Rapilif, Sildoo
Candifast with Doxazosin
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Doxazosin: Duracard
Candifast with Fluphenazine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Fluphenazine: Medipax, Monazine, Prolinate, Flupez
Candifast with Tiapride
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Tiapride: Tiaprex
Candifast with Tamsulosin
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Tamsulosin: Tamocas, Tampros MR, Urivin, Temsunir, Prostop, Eaziflo, Ubimax, Orijet, Tamlocept, Contiflo Icon
Candifast with Trifluoperazine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Trifluoperazine: Selocalm, Sugil, Elicalm, Dipicalm, Shicalm, Trazine, Relicalm, Trikozin
Candifast with Cilostazol
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Cilostazol: Pencil, Zilast, Stozic, Preclaud, Pletoz
Candifast with Risperidone
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Risperidone: Rasin, Ubitdon, Zodon, Repridon, Riposh, Rize, Sperd, Respid, Zon, R Don
Candifast with Ergotamine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Ergotamine: Ergacap
Candifast with Loxapine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Loxapine: Loxaris, Loxacon, Loxapax, Enipaxol, Loxip, Loxpin, Loxacalm C, Loxapac
Candifast with Chlorpromazine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Chlorpromazine: Karzine, Ostil, Prom, Chlorpromazine, Chlopro, Prazin, Salichlor, Chlorotame, Zinetil, CPZ
Candifast with Tolterodine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Tolterodine: Tolcontin, Detrusitol, Terol, Tolu, Urotel, Uridin, Flochek, Torq, Concyst, Urodine
Candifast with Prazosin
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Prazosin: Prazovin, Biozocin, Prazonol, Renopress, Minipress, Prazopill, Pracept, Resplend, Prazolin
Candifast with Zotepine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Zotepine: Sirilept
Candifast with Nicergoline
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Nicergoline: Cholergol, Sermion, Nicerbium
Candifast with Terazosin
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Terazosin: Teraban, Prostrin, Terapress, Vicard T, Hytrin
Candifast with Bosentan
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Bosentan: Lupibose, Bozetan, Bosentas, Pulvance
Candifast with Amisulpride
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Amisulpride: Stozen, Sulpigold, Amisulide, Solpriwel, Psyride, Amijoy, Sulpra, Amiselect, Skizotus, Amimind
Candifast with Ziprasidone
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Ziprasidone: Zipris, Zipradep
Candifast with Levosulpiride
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Levosulpiride: PrideDay, Evopride, Lepivil, Shilride, Levoride, C-Pride, Sulvo, Edride, Ulpride, Prolevo
Candifast with Zopiclone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Zopiclone: Zopicon, Zeclone, Zonap
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