Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule

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Introduction

Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals. It works by stopping the growth of fungi 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.

Ceastra -XL 100 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. 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.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, common cold, cough, blurred vision, and a problem with menstrual periods. 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. 

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.

Uses of Ceastra Capsule

Benefits of Ceastra Capsule

In Treatment of Fungal infections

Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat infections in different parts of the body caused by fungi. It works by killing and stopping the growth of fungi. This provides relief from various symptoms caused by the infection and speeds up the healing process. You should keep taking the medicine until you complete the dose even if you get better. This will prevent the infection from returning.

Side effects of Ceastra Capsule

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 Ceastra

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

How to use Ceastra Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Ceastra Capsule works

Ceastra -XL 100 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 Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ceastra -XL 100 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.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Ceastra -XL 100 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
Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Ceastra -XL 100 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 Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Ceastra -XL 100 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 Ceastra Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Ceastra -XL 100 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

  • Ceastra -XL 100 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 Ceastra -XL 100 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.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Azoles {Triazoles}
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL
Action Class
Fungal ergosterol synthesis inhibitor

Interaction with drugs

Taking Ceastra 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
I had jock itch and it had spread over leg and thighs in circle formation.It was in in a bad situation. So doctor had prescribed me this medicines.I had completed the course (except 4 days of ceastra xl was remaining which is still with me) as my infection was cured. BUT AGAIN SMALL MINUTE FORMATION IS HAPPENING IN THE JOCK AND THIGH AREA .IT IS VERY ITCHY. SO CAN SOMEONE SUGGEST ME A PERMANENT SOLUTION. Note I live in a humid city kolkata i am very health conscious and a sportsperson I use persona soap everyday
Dr. Banashree Majumdar
Dermatology
I can understand your problem but you need to understand that fungal infection of skin calls for better hygiene, regular bathing, clean garments and use of talcum powder. Apply Terbicip cream twice daily and tab teczine 5 mg once at night for 3 weeks.
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FAQs

Q. What is Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule used for?

Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule is used to treat fungal infections caused by Trichophyton spp., Microsporum spp., and Epidermophyton floccosum. The infections caused could be ringworm infection, infection of the feet, or infection in the 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 disease resistance. 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 Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule?

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 Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule 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 the 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 Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule?

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 Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule for nail infection but there does not seem to be any improvement. Can I stop taking it?

No, you should not stop taking Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule without completing the entire course because doing so may not completely cure the fungal infection. It usually takes about 6-9 months for nail lesions 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. Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule may cause serious liver damage. Therefore, if you develop loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, dark urine, or abdominal pain while taking Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule, you should tell your doctor immediately.

Q. Can I take antacid and Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule together?

Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule 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 Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule. If you are taking antacids (medicines that stop the production of stomach acid), take Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule capsules with a drink of cola.

Q. What is drug resistance? Is it possible to develop resistance to Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule?

Sometimes it happens that the fungi get modified in your body and the medicine no longer works. This is called drug resistance. Resistance to Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule has been reported with some candida species (krusei, glabrata, and tropicalis). Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule should not be used for infection caused due to these species. Take the complete course of Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule to avoid drug resistance.

Q. I have been on alprazolam for quite some time. Is it okay if I start Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule now?

Yes, you can take both Alprazolam and Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule together, but keep a watch on the side effects of alprazolam such as lightheadedness or drowsiness. If side effects appear after taking Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule, talk to your doctor who will modify the dose of alprazolam.

Q. My doctor prescribed Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule 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 Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule to your friend because Ceastra -XL 100 Capsule interferes with the working of dofetilide. This interference can cause disturbed electrical activity of the heart, which can be harmful to the patient.

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