Medicine Overview of Fungiguard Capsule
Fungiguard 200 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of fungal infections
. It is used to treat fungal infections of the mouth or vagina (thrush), skin and other parts of the body such as finger and toenails.
Side Effects of Fungiguard are Nausea, Diarrhoea, Stomach pain, Skin rash, Increased liver enzymes.
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. Fungiguard 200 mg Capsule is to be taken with food.
If you are taking oral solution, it should be taken one hour before any food or drink.
Fungiguard 200 mg Capsule is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your infection.
In Depth Information on Fungiguard Capsule
Fungiguard Capsule related warnings
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Fungiguard 200 mg Capsule.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Fungiguard 200 mg Capsule 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.
Fungiguard 200 mg Capsule is probably unsafe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Fungiguard 200 mg Capsule can sometimes cause dizziness, blurred/double vision or hearing loss. This may affect your ability to drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Fungiguard 200 mg Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Fungiguard 200 mg Capsule in patients with liver disease. 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.
If you miss a dose of Fungiguard 200 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 Fungiguard Capsule
Q. What is Fungiguard used for?
Fungiguard is an antifungal medicine used to treat fungal infections of skin, mouth, eyes, nails, vagina and other internal organs.
Q. Is Fungiguard an antibiotic?
Fungiguard is an anti-fungal antibiotic. It is useful in treating infections caused by fungi, but not by bacteria, viruses or parasites.
Yes, Fungiguard is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Fungiguard a steroid?
No, Fungiguard is not a steroid. It is an antifungal medicine which belongs to the class of triazoles.
Q. Is Fungiguard stronger than fluconazole?
Fungiguard is effective against a much wider range of fungal infections as compared to fluconazole. However, both drugs are equally effective and safe if used for same infections.
Q. Can I take Fungiguard with paracetamol?
There are no known drug interactions between Fungiguard and paracetamol if taken together. However, interaction can occur. Consult your doctor about all medications that you are currently taking before starting Fungiguard.
Q. Can I take Fungiguard with amoxicillin or penicillin?
There are no clinically observed drug interactions between Fungiguard when taken with amoxicillin or penicillin. Please talk to your doctor in case you are taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Fungiguard affect the action of oral contraceptives (birth control pills)?
There are no known interactions of Fungiguard with oral contraceptives (birth control pills). However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor if you are asked to take Fungiguard and you are already taking oral contraceptives.
Q. Does Fungiguard treat ringworm (dermatophytoses)?
Yes, Fungiguard is used to treat ringworm (known as dermatophytoses e.g. tinea pedis, tinea cruris, tinea corporis, tinea manuum).
Q. Does Fungiguard cause an increase in blood pressure?
An increase in blood pressure has been seen with Fungiguard in some studies. However, this is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you have a history of high blood pressure or you are experiencing high blood pressure after taking Fungiguard.
Q. Does Fungiguard cause erectile dysfunction?
Yes, Fungiguard can rarely cause erectile dysfunction (erection problems). Please consult your doctor if you experience this problem.
Q. Does Fungiguard cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as an adverse effect with Fungiguard. However, if you experience unexpected weight gain with Fungiguard, this could be an indication of an underlying heart problem. Consult your doctor immediately as Fungiguard can make your heart problem worse.
Q. Is Fungiguard a sulfa drug?
No, Fungiguard is not a sulfa drug. It is an azole derivative antifungal medicine.
Q. Does Fungiguard cause drowsiness (feeling sleepy)?
Drowsiness (feeling sleepy) has not been reported as a side effect of Fungiguard. However, in case you feel very sleepy while taking Fungiguard, you must consult your doctor. Dizziness (feeling of fainting) has been reported as a side effect with Fungiguard
Q. Does Fungiguard cause hair loss?
Hair loss (alopecia) is reported as a side effect of Fungiguard in the postmarketing studies. Please consult your doctor in case you experience hair loss while taking Fungiguard.
Q. Does Fungiguard kill candida?
Yes, Fungiguard has been shown to be active against candida and is indicated for the treatment of the infections caused by candida. It is indicated for the treatment of oropharyngeal candidasis.
Q. Does Fungiguard work for nail fungus (dermatophytoses)?
Yes, Fungiguard does work for the nail fungus known as dermatophytoses (tinea unguium). Consult your doctor before starting Fungiguard for any infection and you must take the medicine for as long as it is prescribed by the doctor. Do not stop the medicine until told by your doctor.
Q. Does Fungiguard have penicillin in it?
No, Fungiguard does not have penicillin in it.
Q. Does Fungiguard make you tired?
Fungiguard does not make you tired. In case you feel very tired while taking Fungiguard, please talk to your doctor immediately as it may be due to an underlying liver problem or a heart condition with fluids in your lungs.
Q. Can I take Fungiguard with aspirin?
There are no clinically observed drug interactions between Fungiguard when taken with aspirin. Please talk to your doctor in case you are taking the two medicines together.
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