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Composition for CANTRAS

Fluconazole(NA)

food interaction for CANTRAS

alcohol interaction for CANTRAS

pregnancy interaction for CANTRAS

lactation interaction for CANTRAS

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Cantras tablet at a fixed time.
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Cantras tablet.
SAFE
Cantras tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Cantras tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for CANTRAS

Fluconazole(NA)

Uses

Cantras tablet is used in the treatment of fungal infections.

How it works

Cantras tablet belongs to class of antifungals called triazoles. Cantras tablet acts mainly by preventing the growth of fungi. It interacts with chemicals inside the fungus and prevents the synthesis of an essential component of fungal cell membrane (ergosterol); this results in leakage of cellular contents from fungal cell, ultimately killing the fungi.

Common side effects

Vomiting, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Skin rash, Allergic reaction, Facial swelling, Bruise, Bleeding, Blisters on skin, Convulsion, Dark colored urine, Dizziness, Diarrhoea, Altered taste, Shortness of breath, Fatigue, Headache, Heartburn, Influenza like symptoms, Loss of appetite, Itching, Urticaria, Weakness, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye

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Expert advice for CANTRAS

  • Do not start or continue fluconazole and consult your doctor, If you are pregnant, suspect you might be pregnant or are breast feeding.
  • do not start or continue fluconazole and consult your doctor, If you have penile sores, ulcers or blisters or if you have an abnormal penile discharge (leakage), if you have pain on passing urine or if your penis has started to smell (odor).
  • Consult your doctor if the symptoms have not been relieved within one week of taking fluconazole.
  • Do not take alcohol while you are having this medication.
  • If you're on birth control pills, Fluconazole can make them less effective. Consider using another method (condoms, diaphragms) along with the pills.

Frequently asked questions for CANTRAS

Fluconazole

Q.Are fluconazole/ Flucos 150/Zocon kit/ Forcan/Syscan150 safe?
Yes, fluconazole (also available Flucos 150/Zocon kit/ Forcan/Syscan150) is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is fluconazole a steroid?
No, fluconazole is not a steroid. It belongs to bis-triazole class of antifungal agents

Q.Can fluconazole be used for conditions such as UTI (urinary tract infections), BV (bacterial vaginosis), ring worms, bladder infections?
Fluconazole can be taken in fungal infections of the urinary tract, which themselves are rare. Fluconazole is not recommended in BV (bacterial vaginosis), ring worms and bladder infections

Q.Can fluconazole be taken with oral contraceptives or birth control pills?
Yes, fluconazole can be taken with contraceptives and birth control pills

Q.Can fluconazole be taken with drugs such as azithromycin and metronidazole?
Yes, fluconazole can be safely taken with azithromycin and metronidazole. A combination kit with agents of similar class is available for vaginal infections

Q.Can fluconazole cause hair loss?
No, fluconazole does not cause hair loss. However, if you experience such side effects, please consult your doctor.

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Content on this page was last updated on 10 September, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)