Medicine Overview of Monocan Capsule
Monocan 100 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 Monocan 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. Monocan 100 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.
Monocan 100 mg Capsule is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your infection.
In Depth Information on Monocan Capsule
Monocan Capsule related warnings
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Monocan 100 mg Capsule.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Monocan 100 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.
Monocan 100 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.
Monocan 100 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 Monocan 100 mg Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Monocan 100 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 Monocan 100 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 Monocan Capsule
Q. What is Monocan used for?
Monocan is an antifungal medicine used to treat fungal infections of skin, mouth, eyes, nails, vagina and other internal organs.
Q. Is Monocan an antibiotic?
Monocan is an anti-fungal antibiotic. It is useful in treating infections caused by fungi, but not by bacteria, viruses or parasites.
Yes, Monocan is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
No, Monocan is not a steroid. It is an antifungal medicine which belongs to the class of triazoles.
Q. Is Monocan stronger than fluconazole?
Monocan 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 Monocan with paracetamol?
There are no known drug interactions between Monocan and paracetamol if taken together. However, interaction can occur. Consult your doctor about all medications that you are currently taking before starting Monocan.
Q. Can I take Monocan with amoxicillin or penicillin?
There are no clinically observed drug interactions between Monocan when taken with amoxicillin or penicillin. Please talk to your doctor in case you are taking the two medicines together.
Q. Does Monocan affect the action of oral contraceptives (birth control pills)?
There are no known interactions of Monocan with oral contraceptives (birth control pills). However, interactions can occur. Please consult your doctor if you are asked to take Monocan and you are already taking oral contraceptives.
Q. Does Monocan treat ringworm (dermatophytoses)?
Yes, Monocan is used to treat ringworm (known as dermatophytoses e.g. tinea pedis, tinea cruris, tinea corporis, tinea manuum).
Q. Does Monocan cause an increase in blood pressure?
An increase in blood pressure has been seen with Monocan 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 Monocan.
Q. Does Monocan cause erectile dysfunction?
Yes, Monocan can rarely cause erectile dysfunction (erection problems). Please consult your doctor if you experience this problem.
Q. Does Monocan cause weight gain?
Weight gain has not been reported as an adverse effect with Monocan. However, if you experience unexpected weight gain with Monocan, this could be an indication of an underlying heart problem. Consult your doctor immediately as Monocan can make your heart problem worse.
Q. Is Monocan a sulfa drug?
No, Monocan is not a sulfa drug. It is an azole derivative antifungal medicine.
Q. Does Monocan cause drowsiness (feeling sleepy)?
Drowsiness (feeling sleepy) has not been reported as a side effect of Monocan. However, in case you feel very sleepy while taking Monocan, you must consult your doctor. Dizziness (feeling of fainting) has been reported as a side effect with Monocan
Q. Does Monocan cause hair loss?
Hair loss (alopecia) is reported as a side effect of Monocan in the postmarketing studies. Please consult your doctor in case you experience hair loss while taking Monocan.
Q. Does Monocan kill candida?
Yes, Monocan 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 Monocan work for nail fungus (dermatophytoses)?
Yes, Monocan does work for the nail fungus known as dermatophytoses (tinea unguium). Consult your doctor before starting Monocan 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 Monocan have penicillin in it?
No, Monocan does not have penicillin in it.
Q. Does Monocan make you tired?
Monocan does not make you tired. In case you feel very tired while taking Monocan, 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 Monocan with aspirin?
There are no clinically observed drug interactions between Monocan when taken with aspirin. Please talk to your doctor in case you are taking the two medicines together.
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