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Caniten 100mg Tablet

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SALT COMPOSITION
Storage
Store below 30°C

Introduction

Caniten 100mg Tablet is an antifungal medication. It is used in the treatment of fungal infections of the mouth such as oral thrush. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane.

Caniten 100mg Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. They should be swallowed whole and 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 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.

The most common side effects of this medicine include abdominal cramp, nausea, stomach pain, and vomiting. If any of these side effects do not resolve in time, talk to your doctor. They may be able to suggest ways to prevent or reduce these effects.

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 it 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.

Benefits of Caniten Tablet

In Fungal infections of mouth (Thrush)

Caniten 100mg Tablet is an antifungal medicine. It works by killing and stopping the growth of fungus that is causing the infection. The dose and duration of treatment will depend on what you are being treated for. Make sure you complete the full dose your doctor has prescribed. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning.

Side effects of Caniten Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Caniten

  • Abdominal cramp
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Vomiting

How to use Caniten Tablet

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. Caniten 100mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Caniten Tablet works

Caniten 100mg Tablet is an antifungal medication. It kills and stops the growth of the fungi by destroying its cell membrane, thereby treating your infection.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Caniten 100mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Caniten 100mg Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Caniten 100mg Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Caniten 100mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Caniten 100mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Caniten 100mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Caniten 100mg Tablet to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • 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 every day.
  • Inform your doctor immediately if there is no improvement in your infection after two to three weeks of treatment.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • You might be asked for monitoring of liver function if you are taking Caniten 100mg Tablet for more than one month.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Azole derivatives {Imidazoles}
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Fungal ergosterol synthesis inhibitor

Interaction with drugs

Taking Caniten with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold, Amisulide
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Brand(s): Arifril, Biozol, Elrip
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Brand(s): Pencil
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Patient concerns

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I am regularly using the cream cosmelite But now due to a fungal infection i have to use a antifungal cream fungicros So So i want to know whether i can apply the cream cosmelite after fungicros
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
Pls tell me which part of body have fungal infections
Medicine for fungal infections.
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
There is hundred type of fungal infectionFrom which you sufferBetter visit clinic for proper examination
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FAQs

Q. What is Caniten 100mg Tablet and what is it used for?

Caniten 100mg Tablet belongs to a class of medicines known as antifungal medicines. It is used in the treatment of fungal infections such as oral thrush (fungal or yeast infection of the mouth). It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane and thus cures the infections.

Q. Is Caniten 100mg Tablet safe to use for a long time?

Caniten 100mg Tablet should not be used for more than 7 days, unless your doctor tells you to. This is because with long-term use the fungal infection may become resistant to Caniten 100mg Tablet. As a result, the medicine may no longer be able to work properly. If your condition does not improve even after 6 months, please talk to your doctor. The doctor may modify your dose or probably suggest a different or more efficient medicine.

Q. How does Caniten 100mg Tablet work?

Caniten 100mg Tablet works by killing the infection-causing fungi by destroying its cell membrane. This helps to relieve the symptoms such as pain, redness, itching or soreness, thereby treating the infection.

Q. How long does Caniten 100mg Tablet take to work?

Caniten 100mg Tablet starts working as early as 3 days. The itching and discharge (if any) are the first ones to get better. Pain and soreness may take a little longer to resolve, as long as 7 days. But, if it takes longer, or if your symptoms do not subside or get worse, please consult your doctor immediately.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Caniten 100mg Tablet?

f you forget to take a dose of Caniten 100mg Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. I feel better now, can I stop taking Caniten 100mg Tablet?

No, you should not stop taking Caniten 100mg Tablet suddenly without talking to your doctor. This is because your symptoms may worsen and your infection may return. Remember, your symptoms may improve and you may feel better before the infection is completely cleared. Stopping the medication too early could allow the fungus to continue to grow and hence, prevent complete healing.

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