Foxnill 400 mg Tablet


Overview

Uses of Foxnill Tablet

Foxnill 400 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of parasitic worm infections.

Foxnill Tablet side effects

Common
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Nausea
  • Loss of appetite

How to use Foxnill 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. Foxnill 400 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Foxnill Tablet works

Foxnill 400 mg Tablet is an antiparasitic medication. It works by keeping the worms from absorbing sugar (glucose), thereby depleting their energy level. This causes the worms to die and treats your infection.

Foxnill Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Foxnill 400 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
SAFE
Foxnill 400 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
Foxnill 400 mg Tablet may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Foxnill 400 mg Tablet is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Foxnill 400 mg Tablet may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Foxnill 400 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Foxnill 400 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Inform your doctor if you develop signs of jaundice like yellowing of eyes and skin, itching, and clay colored stools while taking this medicine.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Foxnill 400 mg Tablet to treat a variety of parasitic worm infections.
  • It should be taken with food.
  • If you are unable to swallow the whole tablet, it may be crushed or chewed and swallowed with a full glass of water.
  • It can be harmful to an unborn baby. Do not take it during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Use birth control measures to prevent pregnancy while taking Foxnill 400 mg Tablet.
  • Your doctor may monitor your blood counts and liver function before you start taking this medicine and regularly throughout your treatment.
  • Avoid being near people who are sick or have infections. Inform your doctor if you develop signs of infection.
  • Do not skip doses and finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may increase your risk of further infection.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Foxnill with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Conjugase
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SERIOUS

FAQs

Q. Is Foxnill an antibiotic?
Foxnill is an antibiotic. It is an anthelmintic drug and is used in the treatment of many parasitic infections.
Q. What is Foxnill used for?
Foxnill is used for the treatment of infections caused by helminths (worms) like Enterobius vermicularis (pinworm/threadworm), Ascaris lumbricoides (roundworm), Ancylostoma duodenale and Necator americanus (hookworms), Trichuris trichiura (whipworm), Strongyloides stercoralis, animal hookworm larvae causing cutaneous larva migrans, and Opisthorchis viverrini (liver flukes) and Clonorchis sinensis. It is also indicated for the treatment of Hymenolepis nana and Taenia spp. (tapeworm) infections and has shown good activity against anaerobic protozoa like Giardia lamblia and Trichomonas vaginalis. Please consult your doctor before taking any treatment for worms as there could be many worms against which Foxnill would not be effective.
Q. How does Foxnill work?
Foxnill works by killing the larva and the adult form of the worm by inhibiting tubulin polymerization which causes energy depletion and decreases the mobility of the worm and hence kills the helminth.
Q. Can I take Foxnill with fluconazole?
Foxnill can be taken with fluconazole. 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. Is Foxnill safe?
Foxnill is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Foxnill effective for treating pinworms?
Foxnill is used for the treatment of pinworms (Enterobius vermicolaris). Foxnill is active against the larval and the adult stages. Consult your doctor before taking any medicines for worm infections.
Q. Is Foxnill an over the counter product?
Foxnill is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription medicine.
Q. Is Foxnill safe in G6PD deficiency?
Foxnill is safe to use in people with G6PD deficiency. Please consult your doctor to know more about drugs which are to be avoided in G6PD deficient people.
Q. Does Foxnill kill tapeworms?
Foxnill is active against tapeworms like Hymenolepis nana and Taenia spp. Please consult your doctor before taking any medicine for these worm infestations.
Q. Does Foxnill cause diarrhoea?
Diarrhoea is an uncommon side effect of Foxnill. Please consult your doctor if you experience diarrhea after taking Foxnill.
Q. Does Foxnill work?
Foxnill works if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Foxnill useful in the treatment of scabies?
Foxnill is not used for the treatment of scabies. If you think you are suffering from scabies, please consult your doctor as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Does Foxnill treat Giardia?
Foxnill can be used to treat giardiasis. It has shown activity against anaerobic protozoa like Giardia lamblia and Trichomonas vaginalis. Please consult your doctor if you think you are suffering from giardiasis as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.
Q. Does Foxnill kill eggs?
Foxnill does not kill the eggs of the worms. It acts against the larva and the adult form of the worms.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th Jul 2018.
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