Etzol 200 mg Capsule


Overview

Uses of Etzol Capsule

Etzol 200 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of fungal infections. It is used to treat fungal infections of the mouth or vagina (thrush), skin and other parts of the body such as finger and toenails.

Etzol Capsule side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain
  • Skin rash
  • Increased liver enzymes

How to use Etzol 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. Etzol 200 mg Capsule is to be taken with food.
If you are taking oral solution, it should be taken one hour before any food or drink.

How Etzol Capsule works

Etzol 200 mg Capsule is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your infection.

Etzol Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Etzol 200 mg Capsule.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Etzol 200 mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Etzol 200 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Etzol 200 mg Capsule can sometimes cause dizziness, blurred/double vision or hearing loss. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Etzol 200 mg Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Etzol 200 mg 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 miss a dose of Etzol Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Etzol 200 mg 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.

Alternate Brands

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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Etzol 200 mg Capsule to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Do not take it with any heartburn medications - especially proton pump inhibitors and H2 blockers.
  • Requires an acidic pH for absorption. Hence, take it with a full meal for best results.
  • Notify your doctor if you have taken steroids recently.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Etzol 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 Etzol

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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 Etzol used for?
Etzol is an antifungal medicine used to treat fungal infections of skin, mouth, eyes, nails, vagina and other internal organs.
Q. Is Etzol an antibiotic?
Etzol is an anti-fungal antibiotic. It is useful in treating infections caused by fungi, but not by bacteria, viruses or parasites.
Q. Is Etzol safe?
Yes, Etzol is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Etzol a steroid?
No, Etzol is not a steroid. It is an antifungal medicine which belongs to the class of triazoles.
Q. Is Etzol stronger than fluconazole?
Etzol is effective against a much wider range of fungal infections as compared to fluconazole. However, both drugs are equally effective and safe if used for same infections.
Q. Can I take Etzol with paracetamol?
There are no known drug interactions between Etzol and paracetamol if taken together. However, interaction can occur. Consult your doctor about all medications that you are currently taking before starting Etzol.
Q. Can I take Etzol with amoxicillin or penicillin?
There are no clinically observed drug interactions between Etzol when taken with amoxicillin or penicillin. Please talk to your doctor in case you are taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Etzol affect the action of oral contraceptives (birth control pills)?
There are no known interactions of Etzol with oral contraceptives (birth control pills). However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor if you are asked to take Etzol and you are already taking oral contraceptives.
Q. Does Etzol treat ringworm (dermatophytoses)?
Yes, Etzol is used to treat ringworm (known as dermatophytoses e.g. tinea pedis, tinea cruris, tinea corporis, tinea manuum).
Q. Does Etzol cause an increase in blood pressure?
An increase in blood pressure has been seen with Etzol in some studies. However, this is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you have a history of high blood pressure or you are experiencing high blood pressure after taking Etzol.
Q. Does Etzol cause erectile dysfunction?
Yes, Etzol can rarely cause erectile dysfunction (erection problems). Please consult your doctor if you experience this problem.
Q. Does Etzol cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as an adverse effect with Etzol. However, if you experience unexpected weight gain with Etzol, this could be an indication of an underlying heart problem. Consult your doctor immediately as Etzol can make your heart problem worse.
Q. Is Etzol a sulfa drug?
No, Etzol is not a sulfa drug. It is an azole derivative antifungal medicine.
Q. Does Etzol cause drowsiness (feeling sleepy)?
Drowsiness (feeling sleepy) has not been reported as a side effect of Etzol. However, in case you feel very sleepy while taking Etzol, you must consult your doctor. Dizziness (feeling of fainting) has been reported as a side effect with Etzol
Q. Does Etzol cause hair loss?
Hair loss (alopecia) is reported as a side effect of Etzol in the postmarketing studies. Please consult your doctor in case you experience hair loss while taking Etzol.
Q. Does Etzol kill candida?
Yes, Etzol has been shown to be active against candida and is indicated for the treatment of the infections caused by candida. It is indicated for the treatment of oropharyngeal candidasis.
Q. Does Etzol work for nail fungus (dermatophytoses)?
Yes, Etzol does work for the nail fungus known as dermatophytoses (tinea unguium). Consult your doctor before starting Etzol for any infection and you must take the medicine for as long as it is prescribed by the doctor. Do not stop the medicine until told by your doctor.
Q. Does Etzol have penicillin in it?
No, Etzol does not have penicillin in it.
Q. Does Etzol make you tired?
Etzol does not make you tired. In case you feel very tired while taking Etzol, please talk to your doctor immediately as it may be due to an underlying liver problem or a heart condition with fluids in your lungs.
Q. Can I take Etzol with aspirin?
There are no clinically observed drug interactions between Etzol when taken with aspirin. Please talk to your doctor in case you are taking the two medicines together.
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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 27th Aug 2018.
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