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FLUSTAN 50MG TABLET DT

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Composition FOR FLUSTAN

Fluconazole(50 mg)

food interaction for FLUSTAN

alcohol interaction for FLUSTAN

pregnancy interaction for FLUSTAN

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Flustan 50mg tablet dt at a fixed time.
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Flustan 50mg tablet dt.
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Flustan 50mg tablet dt 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Flustan 50mg tablet dt is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR FLUSTAN

    Fluconazole(50 mg)

    Uses

    Flustan 50mg tablet dt is used in the treatment of fungal infections

    How it works

    Flustan 50mg tablet dt stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

    Common side effects

    Nausea, Abdominal pain, Skin rash, Increased liver enzymes

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    Expert advice FOR FLUSTAN

    • Do not start or continue fluconazole and consult your doctor, If you are pregnant, suspect you might be pregnant or are breast feeding.
    • do not start or continue fluconazole and consult your doctor, If you have penile sores, ulcers or blisters or if you have an abnormal penile discharge (leakage), if you have pain on passing urine or if your penis has started to smell (odor).
    • Consult your doctor if the symptoms have not been relieved within one week of taking fluconazole.
    • Do not take alcohol while you are having this medication.
    • If you're on birth control pills, Fluconazole can make them less effective. Consider using another method (condoms, diaphragms) along with the pills.

    Frequently asked questions FOR FLUSTAN

    Fluconazole

    Q.

    What is fluconazole used for?
    Fluconazole 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.
    Fluconazole 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 fluconazole be taken with oral contraceptives (OCPs) or birth control pills?
    Fluconazole 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 fluconazole also.

    Q.

    Can fluconazole be taken with azithromycin?
    Yes, fluconazole 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.

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    Can fluconazole cause hair loss?
    Hair loss is a rare side effect seen with the use of fluconazole. Talk to your doctor if you experience hair fall while taking fluconazole.

    Q.

    Is fluconazole a steroid?
    Fluconazole is not a steroid. Fluconazole belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.

    Q.

    Is fluconazole safe in pregnancy?
    Safety of fluconazole is not very clear in pregnancy. If you are pregnant or you are planning for pregnancy, ask your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.

    Q.

    Is fluconazole an antibiotic?
    Fluconazole is an antibiotic. It is an antifungal and is used to treat infections caused by fungi.

    Q.

    Is fluconazole safe?
    Fluconazole is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

    Q.

    Is fluconazole contraindicated in breastfeeding?
    Breastfeeding can be continued if you have to take a single dose of fluconazole capsules up to 200 mg. Talk to your doctor if you have to take a repeated dose of fluconazole as you may need to discontinue breastfeeding while taking fluconazole. Always talk to your doctor before taking any medicine if you are breastfeeding.

    Q.

    Is fluconazole fungistatic or fungicidal?
    Fluconazole 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 fluconazole over the counter (OTC)?
    Fluconazole is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is available only when prescribed by your doctor.

    Q.

    Can I take fluconazole with ciprofloxacin?
    Fluconazole 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 fluconazole with metronidazole?
    Fluconazole 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 fluconazole with probiotics?
    Fluconazole 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 fluconazole with clarithromycin?
    Clarithromycin and fluconazole 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 fluconazole with omeprazole?
    Fluconazole 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 fluconazole with citalopram?
    Fluconazole 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 fluconazole with cetirizine?
    Fluconazole 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 fluconazole with erythromycin?
    Use of fluconazole 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 fluconazole and erythromycin is not recommended at all.

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    Can I take fluconazole with nitrofurantoin?
    Fluconazole 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.

    Q.

    Can I take fluconazole with alcohol?
    Alcohol can be taken when you are taking fluconazole. No interactions have been reported between the two. However, it is better to avoid alcohol if you are taking any medicines.

    Q.

    Does fluconazole delay periods?
    Fluconazole does not delay periods. Please consult your doctor if your periods are delayed as it could be due to some other underlying condition.

    Q.

    Does fluconazole work?
    Fluconazole works if taken for the right indication for a prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.

    Q.

    Does fluconazole treat bacterial vaginosis?
    Fluconazole does not treat bacterial vaginosis as it is not active against any bacteria. Fluconazole 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).

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    Does fluconazole treat urinary tract infection (UTI)?
    Fluconazole 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 fluconazole make you tired?
    Fluconazole can make you feel tired. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness while taking fluconazole as it could be a sign of underlying liver problem. Fluconazole can affect your liver.

    Q.

    Does fluconazole contain penicillin?
    Fluconazole does not contain penicillin. Fluconazole belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.

    Q.

    Does fluconazole have sulfa in it?
    Fluconazole does not contain sulfur. Fluconazole belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.

    Q.

    Does fluconazole treat chlamydia?
    Fluconazole does not treat Chlamydia. Fluconazole is used for the treatment of fungal infections.

    Q.

    Does fluconazole treat thrush?
    Fluconazole is used for the treatment of mucosal thrush - infection affecting the lining of the mouth, throat, and denture, sore mouth and genital thrush – infection of the vagina or penis caused due to Candida.

    Q.

    Can I take fluconazole for skin fungus?
    Fluconazole is used to treat skin infections e.g. athlete's foot, ringworm, jock itch, nail infection caused due to Candida. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine for skin fungal infection as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.

    Q.

    Can I take fluconazole for a bladder infection?
    Fluconazole is used to treat bladder infections caused due to Candida. If you think you are suffering from a bladder infection, please consult your doctor before taking any medicine.

    Q.

    Can i take fluconazole for jock itch (ringworm infection)?
    Fluconazole is used to treat jock itch (tinea cruris, ringworm). If you think you are suffering from jock itch, please consult your doctor as it needs to be diagnosed properly before the start of any therapy.

    Q.

    Can I take fluconazole for thrush?
    Fluconazole is used to treat thrush. If you think you are suffering from thrush, please consult your doctor before taking any medicine it requires a proper diagnosis before the start of any therapy.

    Q.

    Can I take fluconazole for yeast infection?
    Fluconazole is used to treat infections caused by fungi and can be used to help you from getting a candidal infection. The most common cause of fungal infection is a yeast called Candida, so, it can be used for yeast infections. If you think you are suffering from yeast infection, please consult your doctor as it requires a proper diagnosis before the start of any therapy.

    Q.

    Can I take fluconazole for ringworm?
    Fluconazole is used to treat ringworm. If you think you are suffering from ringworm, please consult your doctor before taking any medicine as it requires proper diagnosis.

    Q.

    How often can I take fluconazole for thrush?
    The duration of treatment with fluconazole depends on the type and site of thrush. Talk to your doctor and take fluconazole for a duration as prescribed by your doctor.

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    Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)