Fungikem 200mg Capsule

Alkem Laboratories Ltd

Composition for Fungikem 200mg Capsule

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Primarily used for

Fungal infections, Serious fungal infections
4 capsules in 1 strip

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Medicine Overview of Fungikem Capsule


Uses of Fungikem Capsule

Fungikem 200mg Capsule is used in the treatment of Fungal infections and Serious fungal infections.

Side effects of Fungikem Capsule


Nausea, Abdominal pain, Skin rash, Increased liver enzymes.


How to use Fungikem Capsule

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. It is better to take Fungikem 200mg Capsule with food.

How Fungikem Capsule works

Fungikem 200mg capsule stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

In Depth Information on Fungikem Capsule

Expert advice for Fungikem Capsule

  • If you are taking an antiacid, take it 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking itraconazole.
  • Do not take Itraconazole, if you are pregnant, think that you might be pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
  • Itraconazole may make you feel dizzy, or have blurred/double vision, or affect your hearing. Do not drive or use machines if you feel dizzy, or if your eyesight or hearing are affected.
  • Stop taking itraconazole and consult your doctor immediately, if you experience severe allergic reactions such as red and itchy skin rash, difficulty breathing, swelling of face, mouth, lips or eyelids, unexplained high temperature (fever) and feeling faint.
  • Inform your doctor immediately, if you experience loss of hearing or hearing disturbances or ringing in the ears, blurred or double vision or sensitivity to light or inability to control urine or increased urination or diarrhea.
  • Inform your doctor, if you have or have had liver or kidney problem, as the dose of itraconazole may have to be changed, and the liver function will have to be tested periodically.
  • Inform your doctor before taking itraconazole, if you are suffering from HIV/ AIDS, or any other disease where your immune system is compromised.
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Special precautions for Fungikem 200mg Capsule
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Fungikem 200mg Capsule.
Fungikem 200mg 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.
Fungikem 200mg Capsule is probably usafe to use during lacta
tion. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.

Fungikem 200mg Capsule can sometimes cause dizziness, blurred/double vision or hearing loss. This may affect your ability to drive.
Fungikem 200mg Capsule should be used with caution in patien
ts with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Fungikem 200mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Severely interacts with other drugs like
Minipress XL 5mg Tablet, Urimax 0.4mg Capsule MR, Prazopress 2.5mg Tablet XL, Minipress XL 2.5mg Tablet

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Fungikem 200mg Capsule

Frequently asked questions for Itraconazole

Fungikem is an antifungal medicine used to treat fungal infections of skin, mouth, eyes, nails, vagina and other internal organs.
Fungikem is an anti-fungal antibiotic. It is useful in treating infections caused by fungi, but not by bacteria, viruses or parasites.
Yes, Fungikem is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
No, Fungikem is not a steroid. It is an antifungal medicine which belongs to the class of triazoles.
Q. Is Fungikem stronger than fluconazole?
Fungikem 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 Fungikem with paracetamol?
There are no known drug interactions between Fungikem and paracetamol if taken together. However, interaction can occur. Consult your doctor about all medications that you are currently taking before starting Fungikem.
Q. Can I take Fungikem with amoxicillin or penicillin?
There are no clinically observed drug interactions between Fungikem when taken with amoxicillin or penicillin. Please talk to your doctor in case you are taking the two medicines together.
There are no known interactions of Fungikem with oral contraceptives (birth control pills). However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor if you are asked to take Fungikem and you are already taking oral contraceptives.
Yes, Fungikem is used to treat ringworm (known as dermatophytoses e.g. tinea pedis, tinea cruris, tinea corporis, tinea manuum).
An increase in blood pressure has been seen with Fungikem 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 Fungikem.
Yes, Fungikem can rarely cause erectile dysfunction (erection problems). Please consult your doctor if you experience this problem.
Weight gain has not been reported as an adverse effect with Fungikem. However, if you experience unexpected weight gain with Fungikem, this could be an indication of an underlying heart problem. Consult your doctor immediately as Fungikem can make your heart problem worse.
No, Fungikem is not a sulfa drug. It is an azole derivative antifungal medicine.
Drowsiness (feeling sleepy) has not been reported as a side effect of Fungikem. However, in case you feel very sleepy while taking Fungikem, you must consult your doctor. Dizziness (feeling of fainting) has been reported as a side effect with Fungikem
Hair loss (alopecia) is reported as a side effect of Fungikem in the postmarketing studies. Please consult your doctor in case you experience hair loss while taking Fungikem.
Yes, Fungikem 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.
Yes, Fungikem does work for the nail fungus known as dermatophytoses (tinea unguium). Consult your doctor before starting Fungikem 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.
No, Fungikem does not have penicillin in it.
Fungikem does not make you tired. In case you feel very tired while taking Fungikem, 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.
There are no clinically observed drug interactions between Fungikem when taken with aspirin. Please talk to your doctor in case you are taking the two medicines together.

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