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Clowil 100mg Tablet

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Introduction

Clowil 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.

Clowil 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 Clowil Tablet

In Fungal infections of mouth (Thrush)

Clowil 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.

In Treatment of Fungal infections

Clowil 100mg Tablet is an antifungal medicine. It kills and prevents the growth of fungus. This relieves the symptoms caused by the infection. It may be used to treat infections such as ringworm, athlete’s foot, fungal nappy rash, and fungal sweat rash. You should keep using it for as long as it is prescribed even if your symptoms have gone. This will prevent the infection from coming back. Using this medicine as prescribed will relieve pain and itching and may help you feel more comfortable with your skin.

Side effects of Clowil 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 Clowil

  • Blister
  • Skin peeling
  • Swelling
  • Application site irritation

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

How Clowil Tablet works

Clowil 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 Clowil 100mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Clowil 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
Clowil 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
Clowil 100mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Clowil 100mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Clowil 100mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Do not apply Clowil 100mg Tablet on cuts or burns. Keep away from children.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy, or breastfeeding.
  • Few tips to prevent infection:
    1. Keep your feet clean and dry, particularly between the toes.
    2. Cut your nails short and prefer open-toe shoes for everyday use.
    3. Keep your vagina clean and dry. 
    4. Use a separate clean towel for the infected area.
    5. Take a shower with antifungal soap after gyming or severe sweating.
    6. Never share your socks, shoes, and towel with others.
  • Apply a sufficient amount to cover the affected area and 1 inch of the immediate surrounding skin.
  • Avoid getting it in the eyes, nose, or mouth. If accidental exposure occurs, rinse immediately with plenty of water.
  • Inform your doctor if the infection does not clear up even after four weeks of treatment.
  • If used topically on the nipple area, wash breasts before feeding your child.

Fact Box

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

Interaction with drugs

Taking Clowil 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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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 Clowil 100mg Tablet and what is it used for?

Clowil 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 Clowil 100mg Tablet safe to use for a long time?

Clowil 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 Clowil 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 Clowil 100mg Tablet work?

Clowil 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 Clowil 100mg Tablet take to work?

Clowil 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 Clowil 100mg Tablet?

f you forget to take a dose of Clowil 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 Clowil 100mg Tablet?

No, you should not stop taking Clowil 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.

Q. What is Clowil 100mg Tablet used for?

Clowil 100mg Tablet is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat fungal skin infections such as ringworm (fungal skin infection that causes a red scaly rash on different parts of the body), athlete’s foot (fungal infection of the skin on the feet and between the toes), fungal nappy rash and fungal sweat rash. It is also used to relieve irritation of the vulva (external thrush) and irritation occurring at the end of the penis, which may be associated with thrush.

Q. Clowil 100mg Tablet is effective against which fungi?

Clowil 100mg Tablet is effective against Trichophyton species which cause ringworm infection, athlete’s foot, and jock itch (fungal infection of the skin in the groin or buttocks). It is also effective against yeast known as Candida which commonly causes vaginal thrush (infection caused by an overgrowth of yeast called Candida albicans).

Q. I have started using Clowil 100mg Tablet. By when can I expect to start seeing the improvements?

The symptoms of skin infection, such as itching or soreness, should improve within a few days of treatment. However, the signs such as redness and scaling may take longer to disappear. Do not stop applying this medicine before the duration advised by your doctor, even if you feel better.

Q. What precautions are necessary while applying Clowil 100mg Tablet?

Always wash your hands thoroughly before and after applying Clowil 100mg Tablet. If you are using the cream for an infected foot, wash and dry your feet thoroughly before applying the cream, especially between the toes, before applying the cream. Clowil 100mg Tablet should be applied thinly and evenly and rubbed gently onto the affected areas two or three times daily.

Q. For how long should I apply Clowil 100mg Tablet? Can I stop if the symptoms have completely disappeared?

The duration of treatment depends on the type of infection. In general, the treatment is continued for 1 month for tinea infection and for at least 15 days for candida infection. Do not stop the treatment on your own even if you feel better because the infection may come back as it takes some time to kill the fungus.

Q. Is Clowil 100mg Tablet safe to use in children?

Clowil 100mg Tablet is safe for children only if taken as directed by the doctor. It should be given to children in the correct dose only for the prescribed length of time. Minor side effects may occur but usually, they are not bothersome. However, if you develop a burning sensation, redness, and itching (which is severe in nature), stop the medicine and contact your doctor.

Q. Are there any measures that should be taken to help a faster recovery?

Keep the affected skin areas clean and dry but avoid excessive rubbing. You may have the urge to scratch because of itchiness but avoid scratching as it will damage the surface of the skin and cause the infection to spread further. Do not share towels, bath mats, etc. with other people as you could spread the infection to them.

Q. Does Clowil 100mg Tablet affect contraception?

Clowil 100mg Tablet may reduce the effectiveness of rubber contraceptives, like diaphragms and condoms. If you are using the cream on the vulva or penis, you should use alternative methods of contraception, for at least 5 days after using Clowil 100mg Tablet.

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