Medicine Overview of Flucotage Capsule
Nausea, Abdominal pain, Skin rash, Increased liver enzymes.
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. Flucotage Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Flucotage Capsule is an antifungal medication. It stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is required for their survival in the human.
In Depth Information on Flucotage Capsule
- Your doctor has prescribed Flucotage to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
Flucotage Capsule related warnings
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Flucotage Capsule.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Flucotage Capsule 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.
Flucotage Capsule 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.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Flucotage Capsule may cause dizziness or seizures. This may affect your ability to drive.
Flucotage Capsule 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.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
If you miss a dose of Flucotage 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.
Frequently asked questions about Flucotage Capsule
Flucotage 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>Flucotage 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 Flucotage be taken with oral contraceptives (OCPs) or birth control pills?
Flucotage 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 Flucotage also.
Q. Can Flucotage be taken with azithromycin?
Yes, Flucotage 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.
Hair loss is a rare side effect seen with the use of Flucotage. Talk to your doctor if you experience hair fall while taking Flucotage.
Flucotage is not a steroid. Flucotage belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Flucotage is an antibiotic. It is an antifungal and is used to treat infections caused by fungi.
Flucotage is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Flucotage 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.
Flucotage is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is available only when prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Flucotage with ciprofloxacin?
Flucotage 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 Flucotage with metronidazole?
Flucotage 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 Flucotage with probiotics?
Flucotage 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 Flucotage with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin and Flucotage 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 Flucotage with omeprazole?
Flucotage 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 Flucotage with citalopram?
Flucotage 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 Flucotage with cetirizine?
Flucotage 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 Flucotage with erythromycin?
Use of Flucotage 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 Flucotage and erythromycin is not recommended at all.
Q. Can I take Flucotage with nitrofurantoin?
Flucotage 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.
Flucotage works if taken for the right indication for a prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Flucotage treat bacterial vaginosis?
Flucotage does not treat bacterial vaginosis as it is not active against any bacteria. Flucotage 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 Flucotage treat urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Flucotage 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.
Flucotage can make you feel tired. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness while taking Flucotage as it could be a sign of underlying liver problem. Flucotage can affect your liver.
Flucotage does not contain penicillin. Flucotage belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Flucotage does not contain sulfur. Flucotage belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Flucotage does not treat Chlamydia. Flucotage is used for the treatment of fungal infections.
Flucotage 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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