Flucona 150mg Tablet

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

Introduction

Flucona 150mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals. It works by stopping the growth of fungus and is used to treat infections of the mouth, throat, vagina, and other parts of the body including fingernails and toenails. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane.

Flucona 150mg Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. It should be swallowed whole and can be taken with or without 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. Avoid taking antacid treatments within one hour before or two hours after you take it.

The most common side effects of this medicine include stomach pain, headache, and nausea. You could ask your doctor about ways of preventing or reducing these effects. You should stop taking it straight away if you have any signs of an allergic reaction or of congestive heart failure. Signs of this include rash, swelling of the lips, throat or face, swallowing or breathing problems, feeling dizzy or faint, and nausea.

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. This medicine may make you dizzy or have blurred vision so do not drive or operate machines until it is safe.

Uses of Flucona Tablet

Benefits of Flucona Tablet

In Fungal infections

Flucona 150mg Tablet is an antifungal medicine. It works by killing and stopping the growth of fungus that is causing the infection. It helps treat infections of the mouth, throat, vagina, and other parts of the body.

The dose and duration of treatment will depend on what you are being treated for. Make sure you complete the full course of treatment. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning.

Side effects of Flucona 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 Flucona

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain

How to use Flucona 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. Flucona 150mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Flucona Tablet works

Flucona 150mg Tablet is an antifungal medication. It kills and stops the growth of the fungi by destroying its cell membrane, thereby treating your skin infection.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Flucona 150mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Flucona 150mg Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Flucona 150mg 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
UNSAFE
Flucona 150mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Flucona 150mg Tablet may cause dizziness or seizures. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
UNSAFE
Flucona 150mg 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
CAUTION
Flucona 150mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Flucona 150mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Flucona Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Flucona 150mg 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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Quick Tips

  • Your doctor has prescribed Flucona 150mg 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.
  • Use a reliable method of contraception to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function before starting treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, or stomach pain.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop severe skin rash like blistering of the skin along with fever.

Fact Box

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

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Flucona with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Efzu, Alfuzee, Alfuflo
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Stozen, Sulpigold, Amisulide
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Arifril, Biozol, Elrip
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Karzine
LIFE-THREATENING

Patient Concerns

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Medicine for fungal infections.
Dr. Atul Jain
Dermatology
There is hundred type of fungal infectionFrom which you sufferBetter visit clinic for proper examination
Fungal infections on body & face
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Cap. Itraconazole (Itrasys/ Canditral) 100mg twice daily for 2 weeks.Sertacide Cream for application twice daily for 1 month.Send pictures for better diagnosis and treatment
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FAQs

Q. What is Flucona 150mg Tablet used for?

Flucona 150mg Tablet is an antifungal medicine. It is used for the treatment of many fungal infections like Cryptococcal meningitis (fungal infection in the brain) and Coccidioidomycosis (a disease of the lungs). Additionally, it is helpful in the treatment of infections caused by Candida found in the bloodstream, body organs (e.g., heart, lungs) or urinary tract, mucosal thrush (infection affecting the lining of the mouth, throat and denture sore mouth) and genital thrush (infection of the vagina or penis). It can also be used to treat skin infections like athlete's foot, ringworm, jock itch, nail infection.

Q. Can Flucona 150mg Tablet be taken with oral contraceptives (OCPs) or birth control pills?

Flucona 150mg Tablet has been reported to have a minor interaction when taken with estradiol (a component of oral contraceptives). It can increase the level or effect of estradiol when given along with it. Before starting the treatment with Flucona 150mg Tablet inform your doctor if you are taking birth control pills.

Q. Can Flucona 150mg Tablet cause hair loss?

Flucona 150mg Tablet may cause hair loss as a rare side effect. If during the treatment you experience hair loss, inform your doctor.

Q. Is Flucona 150mg Tablet effective?

Yes, Flucona 150mg Tablet is effective when used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Flucona 150mg Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Is Flucona 150mg Tablet fungistatic or fungicidal?

Flucona 150mg Tablet is primarily fungistatic which means it controls the growth of fungus). However, it may also act as a fungicidal (kills fungus) medicine against certain organisms, specifically Cryptococcus in a dose-dependent manner, specifically Cryptococcus.

Q. Does Flucona 150mg Tablet treat urinary tract infection (UTI)?

Flucona 150mg Tablet is used to treat urinary tract infection (UTI) caused mainly by Candida. However, bacteria growth can also cause UTI in some cases. 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. Can I take Flucona 150mg Tablet with alcohol?

Yes, Flucona 150mg Tablet can be taken with alcohol. No interactions have been reported between the two. However, it is better to consult your doctor on the use of alcohol before taking Flucona 150mg Tablet to avoid any side effects and get maximum benefit of Flucona 150mg Tablet.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Flucona 150mg Tablet?

If you have missed a dose of Flucona 150mg 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. Can I take Flucona 150mg Tablet for yeast infection?

Yes, Flucona 150mg Tablet can be used for the treatment of yeast (candidal) infection. However, if you think you are suffering from a yeast infection, consult your doctor. This is because proper diagnosis is required before starting any therapy.

Q. Is Flucona 150mg Tablet a steroid?

No, Flucona 150mg Tablet is not a steroid. Flucona 150mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.

Q. Does Flucona 150mg Tablet treat bacterial vaginosis?

No, Flucona 150mg Tablet does not treat bacterial vaginosis as it is not active against any bacteria. Flucona 150mg Tablet is used to treat infection of the vagina caused by Candida (a fungal infection). If you think you are suffering from bacterial vaginosis, consult your doctor. This is because diagnosis of your infection (whether it is fungal or bacterial) is required to start your treatment.

Q. Does Flucona 150mg Tablet make you feel tired?

Yes, Flucona 150mg Tablet can make you feel tired. If you experience excessive tiredness during the treatment with this medicine, consult your doctor. The reason for tiredness could be a sign of an underlying liver problem as Flucona 150mg Tablet can affect your liver.

Q. Is Flucona 150mg Tablet over the counter (OTC)?

No, Flucona 150mg Tablet is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is available only when prescribed by your doctor.

Q. Is Flucona 150mg Tablet safe to be used in pregnancy?

No, Flucona 150mg Tablet is not safe to be used in pregnancy. Studies suggest that the use of Flucona 150mg Tablet during pregnancy is harmful for the development of the baby. Therefore, Flucona 150mg Tablet is prescribed in pregnant women only if the benefits of the medicine outweigh the risks involved. However, if a woman gets pregnant during the treatment with Flucona 150mg Tablet, she must be well informed about the potential harm to the baby. If you are planning to conceive, are pregnant or breastfeeding, inform your doctor before taking Flucona 150mg Tablet.

Q. I feel better now, can I stop taking Flucona 150mg Tablet?

No, you should not stop taking Flucona 150mg Tablet suddenly without consulting your doctor. This is because suddenly stopping the medication may worsen your condition and your infection may return. Continue your medication even if you feel better as your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Stopping the medication too early could allow the fungus to continue to grow and hence, prevent complete healing.

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