Medicine Overview of Lodogel Capsule
Side Effects of Lodogel are Headache, Rash, Vomiting, Liver dysfunction, Stomach pain, Diarrhoea.
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. Lodogel 50 mg Capsule may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Lodogel 50 mg Capsule is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your infection.
In Depth Information on Lodogel Capsule
- Your doctor has prescribed Lodogel 50 mg Capsule to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
Lodogel Capsule related warnings
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Lodogel 50 mg Capsule.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Lodogel 50 mg Capsule 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.
Lodogel 50 mg Capsule 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.
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Lodogel 50 mg Capsule may cause dizziness or seizures. This may affect your ability to drive.
Lodogel 50 mg Capsule 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.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
If you miss a dose of Lodogel 50 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 Lodogel Capsule
Q. What is Lodogel used for?
Lodogel 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>Lodogel 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 Lodogel be taken with oral contraceptives (OCPs) or birth control pills?
Lodogel 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 Lodogel also.
Q. Can Lodogel be taken with azithromycin?
Yes, Lodogel 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 Lodogel cause hair loss?
Hair loss is a rare side effect seen with the use of Lodogel. Talk to your doctor if you experience hair fall while taking Lodogel.
Lodogel is not a steroid. Lodogel belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Is Lodogel an antibiotic?
Lodogel is an antibiotic. It is an antifungal and is used to treat infections caused by fungi.
Lodogel is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Lodogel fungistatic or fungicidal?
Lodogel 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 Lodogel over the counter (OTC)?
Lodogel is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is available only when prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Lodogel with ciprofloxacin?
Lodogel 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 Lodogel with metronidazole?
Lodogel 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 Lodogel with probiotics?
Lodogel 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 Lodogel with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin and Lodogel 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 Lodogel with omeprazole?
Lodogel 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 Lodogel with citalopram?
Lodogel 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 Lodogel with cetirizine?
Lodogel 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 Lodogel with erythromycin?
Use of Lodogel 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 Lodogel and erythromycin is not recommended at all.
Q. Can I take Lodogel with nitrofurantoin?
Lodogel 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.
Lodogel works if taken for the right indication for a prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Lodogel treat bacterial vaginosis?
Lodogel does not treat bacterial vaginosis as it is not active against any bacteria. Lodogel 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 Lodogel treat urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Lodogel 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 Lodogel make you tired?
Lodogel can make you feel tired. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness while taking Lodogel as it could be a sign of underlying liver problem. Lodogel can affect your liver.
Q. Does Lodogel contain penicillin?
Lodogel does not contain penicillin. Lodogel belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Does Lodogel have sulfa in it?
Lodogel does not contain sulfur. Lodogel belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Does Lodogel treat chlamydia?
Lodogel does not treat Chlamydia. Lodogel is used for the treatment of fungal infections.
Q. Can I take Lodogel for yeast infection?
Lodogel 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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