Medicine Overview of Fluson Capsule
Side Effects of Fluson 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. Fluson 150 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Fluson 150 mg Capsule is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your infection.
In Depth Information on Fluson Capsule
- Your doctor has prescribed Fluson 150 mg Capsule to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
Fluson Capsule related warnings
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Fluson 150 mg Capsule.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Fluson 150 mg 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.
Fluson 150 mg 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.
Fluson 150 mg Capsule may cause dizziness or seizures. This may affect your ability to drive.
Fluson 150 mg 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 Fluson 150 mg 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 Fluson Capsule
Q. What is Fluson used for?
Fluson 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>Fluson 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 Fluson be taken with oral contraceptives (OCPs) or birth control pills?
Fluson 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 Fluson also.
Q. Can Fluson be taken with azithromycin?
Yes, Fluson 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 Fluson cause hair loss?
Hair loss is a rare side effect seen with the use of Fluson. Talk to your doctor if you experience hair fall while taking Fluson.
Fluson is not a steroid. Fluson belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Is Fluson an antibiotic?
Fluson is an antibiotic. It is an antifungal and is used to treat infections caused by fungi.
Fluson is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Fluson fungistatic or fungicidal?
Fluson 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 Fluson over the counter (OTC)?
Fluson is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is available only when prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Fluson with ciprofloxacin?
Fluson 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 Fluson with metronidazole?
Fluson 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 Fluson with probiotics?
Fluson 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 Fluson with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin and Fluson 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 Fluson with omeprazole?
Fluson 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 Fluson with citalopram?
Fluson 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 Fluson with cetirizine?
Fluson 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 Fluson with erythromycin?
Use of Fluson 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 Fluson and erythromycin is not recommended at all.
Q. Can I take Fluson with nitrofurantoin?
Fluson 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.
Fluson works if taken for the right indication for a prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Fluson treat bacterial vaginosis?
Fluson does not treat bacterial vaginosis as it is not active against any bacteria. Fluson 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 Fluson treat urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Fluson 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 Fluson make you tired?
Fluson can make you feel tired. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness while taking Fluson as it could be a sign of underlying liver problem. Fluson can affect your liver.
Q. Does Fluson contain penicillin?
Fluson does not contain penicillin. Fluson belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Does Fluson have sulfa in it?
Fluson does not contain sulfur. Fluson belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Does Fluson treat chlamydia?
Fluson does not treat Chlamydia. Fluson is used for the treatment of fungal infections.
Q. Can I take Fluson for yeast infection?
Fluson 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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