Medicine Overview of Flukem Tablet
Side Effects of Flukem are Headache, Rash, Vomiting, Liver dysfunction, Stomach pain, Diarrhoea.
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. Flukem 150 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Flukem 150 mg Tablet is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your infection.
In Depth Information on Flukem Tablet
- Your doctor has prescribed Flukem 150 mg 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.
Flukem Tablet related warnings
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Flukem 150 mg Tablet.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Flukem 150 mg Tablet 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.
Flukem 150 mg Tablet 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.
Flukem 150 mg Tablet may cause dizziness or seizures. This may affect your ability to drive.
Flukem 150 mg 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.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
If you miss a dose of Flukem 150 mg 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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Frequently asked questions about Flukem Tablet
Q. What is Flukem used for?
Flukem 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>Flukem 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 Flukem be taken with oral contraceptives (OCPs) or birth control pills?
Flukem 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 Flukem also.
Q. Can Flukem be taken with azithromycin?
Yes, Flukem 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.
Q. Can Flukem cause hair loss?
Hair loss is a rare side effect seen with the use of Flukem. Talk to your doctor if you experience hair fall while taking Flukem.
Flukem is not a steroid. Flukem belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Is Flukem an antibiotic?
Flukem is an antibiotic. It is an antifungal and is used to treat infections caused by fungi.
Flukem is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Flukem fungistatic or fungicidal?
Flukem 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.
Q. Is Flukem over the counter (OTC)?
Flukem is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is available only when prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Flukem with ciprofloxacin?
Flukem 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 Flukem with metronidazole?
Flukem 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 Flukem with probiotics?
Flukem 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 Flukem with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin and Flukem 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 Flukem with omeprazole?
Flukem 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 Flukem with citalopram?
Flukem 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 Flukem with cetirizine?
Flukem 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 Flukem with erythromycin?
Use of Flukem 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 Flukem and erythromycin is not recommended at all.
Q. Can I take Flukem with nitrofurantoin?
Flukem 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.
Flukem works if taken for the right indication for a prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Flukem treat bacterial vaginosis?
Flukem does not treat bacterial vaginosis as it is not active against any bacteria. Flukem 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 Flukem treat urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Flukem 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.
Q. Does Flukem make you tired?
Flukem can make you feel tired. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness while taking Flukem as it could be a sign of underlying liver problem. Flukem can affect your liver.
Q. Does Flukem contain penicillin?
Flukem does not contain penicillin. Flukem belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Does Flukem have sulfa in it?
Flukem does not contain sulfur. Flukem belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Does Flukem treat chlamydia?
Flukem does not treat Chlamydia. Flukem is used for the treatment of fungal infections.
Q. Can I take Flukem for yeast infection?
Flukem 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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