Medicine Overview of Flustan Tablet
Side Effects of Flustan 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. Flustan 100 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Flustan 100 mg Tablet is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your infection.
In Depth Information on Flustan Tablet
- Your doctor has prescribed Flustan 100 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.
Flustan Tablet related warnings
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Flustan 100 mg Tablet.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Flustan 100 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.
Flustan 100 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.
Flustan 100 mg Tablet may cause dizziness or seizures. This may affect your ability to drive.
Flustan 100 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 Flustan 100 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.
Frequently asked questions about Flustan Tablet
Q. What is Flustan used for?
Flustan 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>Flustan 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 Flustan be taken with oral contraceptives (OCPs) or birth control pills?
Flustan 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 Flustan also.
Q. Can Flustan be taken with azithromycin?
Yes, Flustan 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 Flustan cause hair loss?
Hair loss is a rare side effect seen with the use of Flustan. Talk to your doctor if you experience hair fall while taking Flustan.
Flustan is not a steroid. Flustan belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Is Flustan an antibiotic?
Flustan is an antibiotic. It is an antifungal and is used to treat infections caused by fungi.
Flustan is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Flustan fungistatic or fungicidal?
Flustan 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 Flustan over the counter (OTC)?
Flustan is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is available only when prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Flustan with ciprofloxacin?
Flustan 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 Flustan with metronidazole?
Flustan 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 Flustan with probiotics?
Flustan 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 Flustan with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin and Flustan 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 Flustan with omeprazole?
Flustan 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 Flustan with citalopram?
Flustan 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 Flustan with cetirizine?
Flustan 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 Flustan with erythromycin?
Use of Flustan 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 Flustan and erythromycin is not recommended at all.
Q. Can I take Flustan with nitrofurantoin?
Flustan 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.
Flustan works if taken for the right indication for a prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Flustan treat bacterial vaginosis?
Flustan does not treat bacterial vaginosis as it is not active against any bacteria. Flustan 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 Flustan treat urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Flustan 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 Flustan make you tired?
Flustan can make you feel tired. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness while taking Flustan as it could be a sign of underlying liver problem. Flustan can affect your liver.
Q. Does Flustan contain penicillin?
Flustan does not contain penicillin. Flustan belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Does Flustan have sulfa in it?
Flustan does not contain sulfur. Flustan belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Does Flustan treat chlamydia?
Flustan does not treat Chlamydia. Flustan is used for the treatment of fungal infections.
Q. Can I take Flustan for yeast infection?
Flustan 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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