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Candiwel 200mg Capsule


Overview

Introduction

Candiwel 200mg Capsule belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals. It works by stopping the growth of fungus and is used to treat infections of the mouth, throat, vagina and other parts of the body including fingernails and toenails. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane.

Candiwel 200mg Capsule should be taken in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. It should be swallowed whole and can be taken with food. The dosage and length of treatment will depend on the condition you are being treated for. Sometimes this will be in cycles of use and non-use. To get the most benefit, take this medicine at evenly spaced times and continue using it until your prescription is finished, even if your symptoms disappear after a few days. If you stop the treatment too early, the infection may return and if you miss doses you can increase your risk of infections that are resistant to further treatment. Tell your doctor if the infection does not get better or if it gets worse. Avoid taking antacid medications within one hour before or two hours after you take this medicine.

The most common side effects of this medicine include stomach pain, headache and feeling sick (nausea). You may also experience problems with menstrual periods, runny nose, indigestion, blurred vision, hearing loss, constipation, diarrhea and cough and cold. You could ask your doctor about ways of preventing or reducing these effects. Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction like severe skin rash, tingling, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Stop using this medicine and contact your doctor if you notice signs of congestive heart failure like, feeling tired or short of breath, cough with mucus, fast heartbeats, swelling, rapid weight gain, or sleep problems.

Do not take it if you are pregnant or could become pregnant unless your doctor has told you to. Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you have ever had heart failure, a weak immune system (including HIV/AIDS), kidney problems or liver problems such as yellow skin (jaundice). This medicine may not be suitable for you. If your course of treatment is for more than a month, your doctor may want to check your liver by testing your blood. This medicine may make you dizzy or cause blurred vision so do not drive or operate machines until it is safe.

Uses of Candiwel Capsule

Side effects of Candiwel Capsule

Common
  • Nausea
  • Common cold
  • Cough
  • Blurred vision
  • Menstrual disorder

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Common cold and Cough
    Get plenty of rest as exhausting or stressing out yourself could aggravate your condition. You should drink plenty of fluids as it will keep your throat moist and comfortable. Try taking steam inhalation. The moisture can ease your breathing and loosen mucus. You can consider sipping warm water or tea with honey and lemon. This will keep your nose and throat from being too dry. Using an air humidifier may also help. You can also gargle with salt water several times a day. See your doctor if your symptoms last longer than 3 weeks or get worse quickly. Avoid alcohol and do not smoke as they can aggravate your conditions.
  • Coping with Blurred vision
    You can consider washing your eyes with water. Avoid driving or using tools or machines if your vision is impaired. Do not take your next dose if your vision is still blurry. If it gets worse or does not improve, ask your doctor to recommend eye drops or talk about changing your medications.

How to use Candiwel Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Candiwel 200mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Candiwel Capsule works

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

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Candiwel 200mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Candiwel 200mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Candiwel 200mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Candiwel 200mg Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Candiwel 200mg Capsule can sometimes cause dizziness, blurred/double vision or hearing loss. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Candiwel 200mg Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Candiwel 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.

What if you forget to take Candiwel Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Candiwel 200mg 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.

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Quick Tips

  • Candiwel 200mg 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 Candiwel 200mg 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

Taking Candiwel with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Medicine for fungal infections.
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
There is hundred type of fungal infectionFrom which you sufferBetter visit clinic for proper examination
Fungal infections on body & face
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Cap. Itraconazole (Itrasys/ Canditral) 100mg twice daily for 2 weeks.Sertacide Cream for application twice daily for 1 month.Send pictures for better diagnosis and treatment
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FAQs

Q. What is Candiwel used for?

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

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

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 Candiwel 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, on the other hand, if you are taking it 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 Candiwel?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. 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 Candiwel for nail infection but there does not seem to be any improvement. Can I stop taking it?

No, you should not stop taking Candiwel without completing the entire course because doing so may not completely cure the fungal infection. It usually takes about 6-9 months for nail lesion to disappear because after the medicine eliminates the fungus, the new nail takes several months to grow. Do not worry if you do not see any improvement during the treatment.

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

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

Q. Can I take antacid and Candiwel together?

Candiwel 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 antacids or any such medicine about 2 hours after taking Candiwel. If you are taking antacids (medicines that stop the production of stomach acid), take Candiwel capsules with a drink of cola.

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

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

Q. I have been on Alprazolam for quite some time. Is it okay if I start Candiwel now?

Yes, you can take both Alprazolam and Candiwel together, but keep a watch on the side effects of alprazolam such as lightheadedness or drowsiness. If side effects appear after taking Candiwel, talk to your doctor who will modify the dose of alprazolam.

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

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

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