Fonazole 150 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Fonazole Tablet

Fonazole 150 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of fungal infections.

Fonazole Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Liver dysfunction
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhoea

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

How Fonazole Tablet works

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

Fonazole Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Fonazole 150 mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Fonazole 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Fonazole 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.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Fonazole 150 mg Tablet may cause dizziness or seizures. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
UNSAFE
Fonazole 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.
Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

What if you miss a dose of Fonazole Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Fonazole 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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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Fonazole 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Fonazole 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 Fonazole

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I have some type of fungal infections under and over my private parts.
Dr. Ravi Shankar M.
Ayurveda
Apply Gandhaka Malahar, and Cap Tiktamrit 1-0-1 for one month after food, Aragwadhadhi Kashayam 15 ml twice a day with equal qty of water before food. Dry those parts completely after bath and use Candid dusting powder
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. What is Fonazole used for?
Fonazole 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>Fonazole 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 Fonazole be taken with oral contraceptives (OCPs) or birth control pills?
Fonazole 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 Fonazole also.
Q. Can Fonazole be taken with azithromycin?
Yes, Fonazole 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 Fonazole cause hair loss?
Hair loss is a rare side effect seen with the use of Fonazole. Talk to your doctor if you experience hair fall while taking Fonazole.
Q. Is Fonazole a steroid?
Fonazole is not a steroid. Fonazole belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Is Fonazole an antibiotic?
Fonazole is an antibiotic. It is an antifungal and is used to treat infections caused by fungi.
Q. Is Fonazole safe?
Fonazole is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Fonazole fungistatic or fungicidal?
Fonazole 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 Fonazole over the counter (OTC)?
Fonazole is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is available only when prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Fonazole with ciprofloxacin?
Fonazole 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 Fonazole with metronidazole?
Fonazole 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 Fonazole with probiotics?
Fonazole 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 Fonazole with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin and Fonazole 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 Fonazole with omeprazole?
Fonazole 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 Fonazole with citalopram?
Fonazole 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 Fonazole with cetirizine?
Fonazole 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 Fonazole with erythromycin?
Use of Fonazole 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 Fonazole and erythromycin is not recommended at all.
Q. Can I take Fonazole with nitrofurantoin?
Fonazole 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. Does Fonazole work?
Fonazole works if taken for the right indication for a prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Fonazole treat bacterial vaginosis?
Fonazole does not treat bacterial vaginosis as it is not active against any bacteria. Fonazole 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 Fonazole treat urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Fonazole 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 Fonazole make you tired?
Fonazole can make you feel tired. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness while taking Fonazole as it could be a sign of underlying liver problem. Fonazole can affect your liver.
Q. Does Fonazole contain penicillin?
Fonazole does not contain penicillin. Fonazole belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Does Fonazole have sulfa in it?
Fonazole does not contain sulfur. Fonazole belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Does Fonazole treat chlamydia?
Fonazole does not treat Chlamydia. Fonazole is used for the treatment of fungal infections.
Q. Can I take Fonazole for yeast infection?
Fonazole 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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Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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