Dexocan 150 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Dexocan Tablet
Dexocan 150 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of fungal infections.
Dexocan Tablet side effects
Common
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Liver dysfunction
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea
How to use Dexocan 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. Dexocan 150 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
How Dexocan Tablet works
Dexocan 150 mg Tablet is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your infection.
Dexocan Tablet related warnings
Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Dexocan 150 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Dexocan 150 mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy.
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk, but the benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk, for example in life-threatening situations. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Dexocan 150 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Dexocan 150 mg Tablet may cause dizziness or seizures. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
UNSAFE
Dexocan 150 mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
What if you miss a dose of Dexocan Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Dexocan 150 mg Tablet, 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

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  • Your doctor has prescribed Dexocan 150 mg Tablet to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Dexocan 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

Questions Related to Dexocan

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I have some type of fungal infections under and over my private parts.
Dr. Ravi Shankar M.
Ayurveda
Apply Gandhaka Malahar, and Cap Tiktamrit 1-0-1 for one month after food, Aragwadhadhi Kashayam 15 ml twice a day with equal qty of water before food. Dry those parts completely after bath and use Candid dusting powder
Problem of fungal infections in groin areas (Tinea cruris) from the last 8 months taken allopathic medicine like fluka 150, candiforce but whenever's medicine closed its relapse
Dr. Faran Siddiqui
Homeopathy
These are too powerful medication and its effects 2to3 months for effects to go off and a very light therapy like homeopathy to act . You may apply Calendula Nectar powder on affected areas.
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FAQs

Q. What is Dexocan used for?
Dexocan is an antifungal drug, used for the treatment of many fungal infections like Cryptococcal meningitis (fungal infection in the brain), Coccidioidomycosis (a disease of the lungs), infections caused by Candida, found in the blood stream, body organs (e.g. heart, lungs) or urinary tract, mucosal thrush (infection affecting the lining of the mouth, throat and denture sore mouth), genital thrush – infection of the vagina or penis, skin infections like athlete's foot, ringworm, jock itch, nail infection.<br>Dexocan capsules can also be used to stop cryptococcal meningitis, mucosal thrush, vaginal thrush from coming back and to stop you from getting an infection caused by Candida (if your immune system is weak and not working properly).
Q. Can Dexocan be taken with oral contraceptives (OCPs) or birth control pills?
Dexocan has been reported to have a minor interaction when taken with estradiol (a component of OCPs), it can increase the level or effect of estradiol when given along with it. Talk to your doctor if you are taking birth control pills and you have been asked to take Dexocan also.
Q. Can Dexocan be taken with azithromycin?
Yes, Dexocan can be safely taken with azithromycin. A combination kit with agents of the similar class is available for vaginal infections. Talk to your doctor before taking any antibiotics for your conditions.
Q. Can Dexocan cause hair loss?
Hair loss is a rare side effect seen with the use of Dexocan. Talk to your doctor if you experience hair fall while taking Dexocan.
Q. Is Dexocan a steroid?
Dexocan is not a steroid. Dexocan belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Is Dexocan an antibiotic?
Dexocan is an antibiotic. It is an antifungal and is used to treat infections caused by fungi.
Q. Is Dexocan safe?
Dexocan is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Dexocan fungistatic or fungicidal?
Dexocan is primarily fungistatic (inhibits the growth of fungus), however it may be fungicidal (kills fungus) against certain organisms in a dose-dependent manner, specifically Cryptococcus.
Q. Is Dexocan over the counter (OTC)?
Dexocan is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is available only when prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Dexocan with ciprofloxacin?
Dexocan can be taken with ciprofloxacin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Dexocan with metronidazole?
Dexocan can be taken with metronidazole. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Dexocan with probiotics?
Dexocan can be taken with probiotics. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Dexocan with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin and Dexocan both increase QT interval (abnormal heart rate). It can increase the level of clarithromycin by decreasing its breakdown, further increasing the chances of an abnormal heart rhythm. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Dexocan with omeprazole?
Dexocan can increase the level or effect of omeprazole by decreasing its breakdown (metabolism). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Dexocan with citalopram?
Dexocan can increase the level or effect of citalopram by decreasing its breakdown (metabolism). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Dexocan with cetirizine?
Dexocan can be taken with cetirizine. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Can I take Dexocan with erythromycin?
Use of Dexocan and erythromycin at the same time has the potential to increase the risk of cardiotoxicity (harmful to heart) and consequently sudden heart death. Co-administration of Dexocan and erythromycin is not recommended at all.
Q. Can I take Dexocan with nitrofurantoin?
Dexocan can be taken with nitrofurantoin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Dexocan work?
Dexocan works if taken for the right indication for a prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Dexocan treat bacterial vaginosis?
Dexocan does not treat bacterial vaginosis as it is not active against any bacteria. Dexocan is used to treat infection of the vagina caused by Candida (a fungal infection). If you think you are suffering from bacterial vaginosis, please consult your doctor as treatment should be started after the diagnosis of your infection (whether it is fungal or bacterial).
Q. Does Dexocan treat urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Dexocan is used to treat urinary tract infection (UTI) caused by Candida. UTI can be caused by bacteria also. If you are suffering from UTI, please consult your doctor as the cause of infection (fungal or bacterial or other) needs to be identified before the start of any treatment.
Q. Does Dexocan make you tired?
Dexocan can make you feel tired. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness while taking Dexocan as it could be a sign of underlying liver problem. Dexocan can affect your liver.
Q. Does Dexocan contain penicillin?
Dexocan does not contain penicillin. Dexocan belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Does Dexocan have sulfa in it?
Dexocan does not contain sulfur. Dexocan belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Does Dexocan treat chlamydia?
Dexocan does not treat Chlamydia. Dexocan is used for the treatment of fungal infections.
Q. Can I take Dexocan for yeast infection?
Dexocan is used to treat infections caused by fungi and can be used to help you from getting a candidal (yeast) infection. If you think you are suffering from a yeast infection, please consult your doctor as it requires a proper diagnosis before the start of any therapy.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 11th Jun 2018.
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