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Flucut Injection

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Product introduction

Flucut Injection 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.

Flucut Injection is administered as a drip by a doctor or a nurse. You should not self-administer this medicine at home. Get the injection regularly to get the most benefit from it. You should not stop getting the injection before the full source is completed. 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.

The most common side effects of this medicine include headache, nausea, rash, and vomiting. You could ask your doctor about ways of preventing or reducing these effects. You should stop taking the injection straight away if you have any signs of an allergic reaction or of heart problem. 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 the injection 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. The medicine may also make you dizzy or cause blurred vision, do not drive or operate machines until it is safe.

Uses of Flucut Injection

Benefits of Flucut Injection

In Treatment of Fungal infections

Flucut Injection is an antifungal medicine. It works by killing and stopping the growth of fungi that causes 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 Flucut Injection

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 Flucut

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain

How to use Flucut Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Flucut Injection works

Flucut Injection is an antifungal medication. It kills and stops the growth of the fungi by destroying its cell membrane, thereby treating your infection.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Flucut Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Flucut Injection 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.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Flucut Injection 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
Flucut Injection may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Flucut Injection may cause dizziness or seizures. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
UNSAFE
Flucut Injection 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
Flucut Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Flucut Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Flucut Injection?

If you miss a dose of Flucut Injection, 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 Flucut Injection to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • It is given as a drip under the supervision of a medical professional.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice shortness of breath, swelling in face and throat, and drop-in blood pressure.
  • 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.

Fact Box

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

Interaction with drugs

Taking Flucut with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Life-threatening
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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 Flucut Injection used for?

Flucut Injection 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 Flucut Injection be taken with oral contraceptives (OCPs) or birth control pills?

Flucut Injection 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 Flucut Injection inform your doctor if you are taking birth control pills.

Q. Can Flucut Injection cause hair loss?

Flucut Injection may cause hair loss as a rare side effect. If during the treatment you experience hair loss, inform your doctor.

Q. Is Flucut Injection a steroid?

No, Flucut Injection is not a steroid. Flucut Injection belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.

Q. Is Flucut Injection fungistatic or fungicidal?

Flucut Injection 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. Is Flucut Injection over the counter (OTC)?

No, Flucut Injection is not an over-the-counter (OTC) product. It is available only when prescribed by your doctor.

Q. Is Flucut Injection effective?

Yes, Flucut Injection 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 Flucut Injection too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Does Flucut Injection treat bacterial vaginosis?

No, Flucut Injection does not treat bacterial vaginosis as it is not active against any bacteria. Flucut Injection 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 the diagnosis of your infection (whether it is fungal or bacterial) is required to start your treatment.

Q. Does Flucut Injection treat urinary tract infection (UTI)?

Flucut Injection is used to treat urinary tract infections (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. Does Flucut Injection make you feel tired?

Yes, Flucut Injection 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 Flucut Injection can affect your liver.

Q. Can I take Flucut Injection for yeast infection?

Yes, Flucut Injection 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 Flucut Injection safe to be used in pregnancy?

No, Flucut Injection is not safe to be used in pregnancy. Studies suggest that the use of Flucut Injection during pregnancy is harmful to the development of the baby. Therefore, Flucut Injection 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 Flucut Injection, 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 Flucut Injection.

Q. Can I take Flucut Injection with alcohol?

Yes, Flucut Injection 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 Flucut Injection to avoid any side effects and get the maximum benefit of Flucut Injection.
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