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Cytorx 500mg Tablet

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Cytorx 500mg Tablet is an antifungal medicine used to treat severe infections caused by fungus. It is combined with other medicines, to relieve yeast and fungal infections affecting the entire body. It slows the growth of fungus and kills it, thus treating the infection.

Cytorx 500mg Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It should be taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. If you miss a dose, 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.

Some people may experience some side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and skin rash. Inform your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Uses of Cytorx Tablet

  • Severe fungal infections

Benefits of Cytorx Tablet

In Severe fungal infections

Cytorx 500mg Tablet works by killing the fungi which can cause serious infections. It usually makes you feel better very quickly but you should continue taking it as prescribed even when you feel better to make sure that all the fungi and yeast causing the infection are killed and do not become resistant.

Side effects of Cytorx 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 Cytorx

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin rash

How to use Cytorx 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. Cytorx 500mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Cytorx Tablet works

Cytorx 500mg Tablet kills and slows the growth of fungus by interfering with protein and DNA synthesis.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Cytorx 500mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cytorx 500mg Tablet 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.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Cytorx 500mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Cytorx 500mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Cytorx 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cytorx 500mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
It should not be used in kidney disease patients if there are no facilities available for measuring the blood levels of this medicine.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Cytorx 500mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
However, regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised while you are taking this medicine.

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Fact Box

Chemical Class
Nucleoside analog {Antimetabolite}
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES

Patient Concerns

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Fungal infections in body and highly itching
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Take gandhak rasayan 2 tablet twice, aarogyavardhini vati 2 tablet twice, apply mahamarichyadi oil
fungal infections about 4-5 year old
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Take gandhak rasayan 1 tablet twice, Nimbadi churan half spoon thrice, Apply Jatyadi oil on the area
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References

  1. Bennett JE. Antifungal Agents. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 1575-576.
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