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Flufem 150 Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Flufem Tablet

Flufem 150 Tablet is an antifungal medication. It is used in the treatment of fungal infections, including yeast infections in different parts of our body. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane.

Flufem 150 Tablet should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. It may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time. This medicine should be used regularly to get the most benefit from it. If you miss a dose, 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. Do not use more than you need as it would not clear your condition faster and may only increase the side effects. Skin infections will usually get better after 2 to 4 weeks. Do not use it for longer than your doctor has told you to and let him or her know if your condition does not improve after 2 to 4 weeks of treatment. You can help the medicine work better by keeping the affected areas clean, making sure they are dry and washing your hands before and after treating the infection. If you have athlete’s foot, wash your socks or tights thoroughly and change your shoes daily if possible.

Some of the common side effects include nausea, stomach pain, increased liver enzymes and diarrhea. These are not usually serious, but you should call your doctor if you think you might have a severe allergic reaction. Signs of this include rash, swelling of the lips, throat or face, swallowing or breathing problems, feeling dizzy or faint and nausea. Avoid direct contact of the medicine with your eyes. In case of direct contact, wash your eyes with water and seek immediate medical attention.

It is not likely that other medicines you take by mouth or injection will affect the way this medicine works, but talk to your doctor before using it if you have recently used another cream that contains a steroid or had an allergic reaction to another antifungal medicine. This medicine should only be used if it is clearly needed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Ask your doctor if it is safe.

Uses of Flufem Tablet

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

How Flufem Tablet works

Flufem 150 Tablet is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your infection.

Flufem Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
Consuming alcohol with Flufem 150 Tablet does not cause any harmful side effects.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Flufem 150 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Flufem 150 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
Flufem 150 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Flufem 150 Tablet may cause dizziness or seizures. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
UNSAFE
Flufem 150 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 Flufem Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Flufem 150 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

  • Your doctor has prescribed Flufem 150 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.
  • 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 such as blistering of skin along with fever.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Flufem 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 Flufem

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I have fungal infections on my legs, it itchsI am using fluka 150 mg but not getting positive resultsWith Tenovat M skin cream
Dr. Preeti Chhabra
Skin Specialist
Apply Fungase ointment, Nimba Tail and Karanj tail
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. Can I take Flufem with omeprazole?

Flufem can increase the level or effect of omeprazole by decreasing its breakdown (metabolism). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Is Flufem an antibiotic or a steroid? What is it used for?

Flufem is neither an antibiotic nor a steroid. It is an antifungal medicine and is used to treat fungal infections including yeast infections of vagina, mouth, throat, esophagus (food pipe), abdomen, lungs, blood and other organs and cryptococcal meningitis (infection of the membranes covering the brain and spine). It is also used to prevent candidal infections in patients who are likely to become infected because they are being treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy before a bone marrow transplant.

Q. I have been prescribed Flufem for esophageal candidiasis. How long should I continue to take it?

The length of the treatment should be as per the doctor’s advice. In general, for esophageal candidiasis, you should take the treatment for a minimum of 3 weeks and continue to take it for 2 weeks after the symptoms have resolved.

Q. Does Flufem cause liver damage?

If you already have liver problem or a serious medical problem, you need to be very careful while taking Flufem since serious liver damage may occur. Call your doctor if your skin or eyes become yellow, your urine turns darker, your stools become light-colored, have severe skin itching or if you vomit or feel like vomiting.

Q. Can I stop taking Flufem if my symptoms resolve and I start feeling better?

No, do not stop taking the medicines even if you start feeling better. Continue taking Flufem as long as your doctor has advised you to take it. If you do not complete the treatment, your infection may come back.

Q. Does Flufem have any effect on birth control pills?

Flufem does not interfere with the working of birth control pills. So, you can continue taking birth control pills with Flufem.

Q. What if I forget to take Flufem?

If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose when as scheduled. Otherwise, take it as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking it as per the schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose. This may increase the chance of you getting an unwanted side effect. In case of any confusion contact, ask your doctor.

Q. What is drug resistance? Is it possible to develop resistance to Flufem?

Sometimes it happens that the fungi gets modified in your body and the medicine no longer works. This is called drug resistance. Resistance to Flufem has been reported in some candida species (Candida krusei), for which it should not be used. Take the complete course of Flufem to avoid drug resistance.

Q. Is it okay to take rifabutin along with Flufem?

Flufem may interfere with the working of rifabutin. Therefore, you have to be careful while taking both together as side effects of rifabutin, like uveitis (inflammation of the middle layer of the eye), are more likely to occur when both are taken together.

Q. What if I accidentally take more than the recommended dose of Flufem?

Taking more than the recommended dose may cause hallucinations and paranoid behavior. Seek medical support in a nearby hospital or call your doctor.

Q. Is it safe to take warfarin and Flufem together?

Flufem may increase the amount of warfarin in the body. This may result in toxicity of warfarin. Get blood investigations done for bleeding time (blood test done to see how long it takes for the clot to form). Depending on the results of this blood test, you may need to get the dose of warfarin modified.

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