Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule

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Introduction

Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule belongs to a class of drugs known as antileprotic medicines. It is used in combination with other medicines for the treatment of leprosy. It works by stopping the growth of disease-causing organisms in the body.

Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It should be taken with food, preferably at a fixed time. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Simply take the next dose as planned.

Some people may experience nausea, stomach upset, and vomiting as the side effects of this medicine. It may also discolor your skin, urine, saliva, tears, and other body fluids. This is normally temporary and resolves once the treatment is completed. Please consult your doctor if these side effects bother you or persist for a longer duration.

Uses of Clofaz Soft Gelatin Capsule

  • Leprosy

Benefits of Clofaz Soft Gelatin Capsule

In Leprosy

Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule is an antibiotic medicine that is used in combination with few other medicines to treat leprosy, an infectious disease that mainly affects the skin, eyes, nose and peripheral nerves. It may take time to reach the effective dose as the medication is started at a low dose and increased slowly over time to avoid side effects. However, once the effective dose is reached, it starts showing improvement in your condition within a few days. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully and avoid missing any dose to get maximum benefit.

Side effects of Clofaz Soft Gelatin 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 Clofaz

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Skin peeling
  • Skin discoloration
  • Eye discoloration
  • Abdominal pain

How to use Clofaz Soft Gelatin 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. Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Clofaz Soft Gelatin Capsule works

Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule stops the growth of bacteria in the body.

Safety advice

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin 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
Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin 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
Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick tips

  • Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule is used in combination with other medicines for the treatment of leprosy.
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • Take it with or just after meal.
  • Take it as per the dose and duration prescribed by your doctor.
  • It may discolour your skin, urine, saliva, tears and other body fluids. This is normal and not harmful.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Phenazines derivatives
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Anti leprotic

Patient concerns

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for leprosy doctor my some finger not good work
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Please upload the pictures of affected area for accurate diagnosis and treatment.Please consult directly for leprosy treatment
white spot on body leprosy give a cream treatment for leprosy white spot and what are the precaution in this diseas
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
If leprosy then complete course of MBMDT is needed . No other precautions
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FAQs

Q. Can Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule cause skin discoloration?

Yes, Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule may cause orange-pink to brownish-black discoloration of the skin within a few weeks after you start using it. This skin discoloration may take several months or years to resolve even after completion of your treatment with Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule. Such conditions may cause the patient to become depressed or the patient may develop suicidal thoughts. You must discuss with your doctor if you feel depressed or have any suicidal thoughts, during or after your treatment. This medicine may also cause your sweat, tears, saliva, urine, stools, and the whites of your eyes to turn red or brownish-black in color. Consult your doctor if you experience any such changes or if you have any other concerns regarding this.

Q. Who should not use Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule?

Use of Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule should be avoided in patients who are allergic to Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy or if you are using Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule for the first time, consult your doctor.

Q. Is Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule safe?

Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule?

If you forget a dose of Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule, 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 in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Can I stop taking Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule without consulting your doctor even if you feel better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. If you stop using Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule too early, the symptoms may return or worsen. Therefore, it is advised to continue taking Clofaz 100mg Soft Gelatin Capsule in the dose and duration advised by the doctor.

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1098, G J Patel Estate, Bajwa, Vadodara - 391310, Near Government Hospital
Country of origin: India

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26.25
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10 soft gelatin capsules in 1 strip
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