Keptafine 250mg Tablet

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Composition for Keptafine 250mg Tablet

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Medicine Overview of Keptafine Tablet

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Uses of Keptafine Tablet

Keptafine 250mg Tablet is used in the treatment of fungal infections.
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Side effects of Keptafine Tablet

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

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How to use Keptafine 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. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Keptafine 250mg Tablet at a fixed time.
Avoid Keptafine 250mg Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.

How Keptafine Tablet works

Keptafine 250mg tablet stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

In Depth Information on Keptafine Tablet

Expert advice for Keptafine Tablet

Liver function tests are advisable during treatment with terbinafine especially for people with liver diseases.Consult your doctor before taking terbinafine if you have or had,
  • Psoriasis (skin disease characterized by thick, scaly, itchy, dry, red and sometimes painful patches on the skin).
  • Lupus erythematosus (a disease in which your body’s immune system attacks your tissues and organs causing inflammation that affects your joints, skin and other major organs).
  • Liver disease, Kidney problems or any disease which may affect your kidneys, Depression, Alcohol abuse or dependence, Blood related problems including low hemoglobin or red blood cells (anemia).
Consult your doctor if: 
  • You notice any symptoms of abnormal liver function such as - Persistent urge to vomit (nausea), loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, vomiting, stomach pain, yellowing of skin and eyes (jaundice), dark color urine or pale stools.
  • You feel depressed or experience any signs of depression. 
  • You experience any signs of serious skin reactions such as blisters, peeling of skin, swelling of face lips, tongue, and difficulty in swallowing or breathing.
  • Experience taste disturbances including loss of taste.
  • Experience smell disturbances including loss of smell.
  • You are diagnosed with abnormal structure, function or quality of blood cells (blood dyscrasias).
  • Terbinafine creams/ointments are meant for external use only.
  • Do not use terbinafine creams/ointments on the face. Avoid contact with eyes. In case of accidental contact with eyes, rinse thoroughly with running water. Cleanse and dry the affected areas thoroughly and wash your hands before applying terbinafine cream.For better treatment results, keep the affected areas clean by regular washing and careful drying with your own clean towels and clothes. Do not rub or scratch the skin.
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Warnings
Special precautions for Keptafine 250mg Tablet
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Keptafine 250mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Keptafine 250mg Tablet is probably usafe to use during lacta
tion. Limited human data suggests that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
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Driving
Keptafine 250mg Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
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Kidney
CAUTION
Keptafine 250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patien
ts with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Keptafine 250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
CAUTION
Keptafine 250mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Keptafine 250mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Use of Keptafine 250mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease and active liver disease. Inform your doctor if you develop any signs and symptoms of jaundice while taking this medicine.
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Severely interacts with other drugs like
Siquil 10mg/1ml Injection, Azivent 500mg Tablet, Zathrin Redimix Suspension, Pratham 200mg/5ml Suspension

Missed Dosageuses

If you miss a dose of Terbinafine, 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.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Keptafine 250mg Tablet

Frequently asked questions for Terbinafine

Keptafine is used for the treatment of ringworm (dermatophytosis) infection. It is also used for the treatment of fungal infections of the groin area, toe and finger nails (yellow, opaque and thickened nails) and the feet (athlete’s foot).
Keptafine is effective as an antifungal drug if used in the doses for a duration as advised by your doctor.
Keptafine can cause breakthrough bleeding and irregular periods when Keptafine are taken with oral contraceptives (birth control medications). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Keptafine is used to treat fungal infections affecting fingernails, toenails, and skin. It is not the preferred antifungal for tinea versicolor (yeast infection characterized by discolored skin usually on the back, underarms, upper arms, chest, and neck)
Keptafine is not a steroid. Keptafine belongs to a group of medicines called antifungal drugs.
Keptafine is fungicidal (kills fungi) against dermatophytes, molds and certain dimorphic fungi. The activity versus yeasts is fungicidal or fungistatic (stops the growth of fungi) depending on the species.
Keptafine is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Keptafine is an antibiotic. It belongs to a group of medicines called antifungal drugs used for the treatment of many fungal infections.
Keptafine is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It belongs to a class of prescription drugs which are available only when prescribed by a doctor.
Keptafine is not dangerous, it is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Keptafine can be taken with ibuprofen. 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 Keptafine with amoxicillin?
Keptafine can be taken with amoxicillin. 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 Keptafine with metronidazole?
Keptafine 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 Keptafine with prednisone?
Keptafine can be taken with prednisone. 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 Keptafine with azithromycin?
Keptafine can be taken with azithromycin. 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 Keptafine with phentermine?
Keptafine can be taken with phentermine. 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 Keptafine with probiotics?
Keptafine 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 Keptafine with metformin?
Keptafine can be taken with metformin. No drug-drug interactions have been reported between the two. However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.
Yes, Keptafine does expire. All the medicines come with an expiry date mentioned on the pack. You must check that before using any medicine.
Keptafine exhibits poor efficacy against many candida (yeast) species. It is not recommended to use Keptafine for the treatment of candida infections. Please consult your doctor if you are suffering from candida infection as it requires proper diagnosis and treatment.
Keptafine has not been reported to cause constipation. Please consult your doctor if you have constipation while taking Keptafine.
Keptafine can cause liver damage. Keptafine can cause liver failure and an increase in the liver enzymes. It is important to monitor liver function tests while taking Keptafine every 4-6 weeks of treatment. If there is any increased in the liver enzymes, immediately stop Keptafine and consult your doctor.
Keptafine can cause depression, however, it is not very common. Please consult your doctor if you have depression while taking Keptafine.
Keptafine does not contain acetaminophen. Keptafine belongs to a group of medicines called antifungal drugs.
Keptafine has not been reported to cause insomnia (difficulty to sleep). Please consult your doctor if you have insomnia while taking Keptafine.
Keptafine is an antifungal drug, not a sulfa drug. The chemical structure and mechanism of action of Keptafine is different from sulfa drugs.
Keptafine has been reported to cause hair loss in some patients. However, it is not a very common side effect. Please consult your doctor in case you have excessive hair loss while taking Keptafine.
Q. Does Keptafine cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported with Keptafine. However, weight loss can occur in some patients. Consult your doctor if you have weight changes while taking Keptafine.
Q. Does Keptafine increase blood pressure?
Terbinfine does not cause increase in blood pressure. Consult your doctor in case you have blood pressure changes while taking Keptafine.
Q. Does Keptafine cause autism?
No, Keptafine has not been reported to cause autism. Please consult your doctor for any further information on the same.
Q. Does Keptafine cause an increase in blood sugar levels?
Keptafine has not shown to cause any increase in blood sugar levels. Consult your doctor if you experience any changes in blood sugar levels while taking Keptafine.
Q. Does Keptafine cause respiratory depression?
Keptafine has not shown to cause any symptoms of respiratory depression. Consult your doctor if you experience any such symptoms while taking Keptafine.
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