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Caritra 100 mg Capsule


Overview

Uses of Caritra Capsule

Caritra Capsule side effects

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

How to use Caritra 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. Caritra 100 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 Caritra Capsule works

Caritra 100 mg Capsule is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your skin infection.

Caritra Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Caritra 100 mg Capsule.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Caritra 100 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
Caritra 100 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.
Caritra 100 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 Caritra 100 mg Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Caritra 100 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 Caritra Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Caritra 100 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.

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Expert Advice

  • Caritra 100 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 Caritra 100 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 Caritra

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Fungal infections on body & face
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
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
I am suffering from fungal infections at back & neck. It's like a red spots and if I go outside at noon or we can say at summer season, it increases at whole back. Please advise.
Dr. Atula Gupta
Skin Specialist
Stop all other applications. Cap. Itraconazole (Itrasys/ Canditral) 100mg twice daily for 2 weeks. Sertacide Cream for application twice daily for 1 month. Tab. Fexova 180 mg (if required in case of itching)The treatment has to be complete otherwise it will be recur. Blood Test- Sugar Fasting PP & Serum Fasting PP.
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FAQs

Q. What is Caritra used for?

Caritra 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 Caritra?

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 Caritra 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 Caritra?

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

No, you should not stop taking Caritra. 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. Caritra may cause serious liver damage. Therefore, if you develop loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, dark urine or abdominal pain while taking Caritra, you should tell your doctor immediately.

Q. Can I take antacid and Caritra together?

Caritra 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 Caritra. If you are taking antacids (medicines that stop the production of stomach acid), you should take Caritra capsules with a drink of cola.

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

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

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

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

Q. My doctor prescribed Caritra 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 Caritra to your friend because Caritra 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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