Mucon Cream

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Overview

Uses of Mucon Cream
Mucon Cream is used in the treatment of fungal skin infections.
Mucon Cream side effects
Common
No common side effects seen
How to use Mucon Cream
This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Clean and dry the affected area and apply the cream. Wash your hands after applying, unless hands are the affected area.
How Mucon Cream works
Mucon Cream is an antifungal medication which treats skin infections. It works by killing the fungi on the skin by destroying their cell membrane. This relieves discomfort, itching and irritation on the skin.
Mucon Cream related warnings
Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Mucon Cream 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Mucon Cream 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.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established
What if you miss a dose of Mucon Cream?
If you miss a dose of Mucon Cream, 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.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Mucon Cream to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

FAQs

Q. What is Mucon used for?
Mucon 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>Mucon 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 Mucon be taken with oral contraceptives (OCPs) or birth control pills?
Mucon 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 Mucon also.
Q. Can Mucon be taken with azithromycin?
Yes, Mucon 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 Mucon cause hair loss?
Hair loss is a rare side effect seen with the use of Mucon. Talk to your doctor if you experience hair fall while taking Mucon.
Q. Is Mucon a steroid?
Mucon is not a steroid. Mucon belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Is Mucon an antibiotic?
Mucon is an antibiotic. It is an antifungal and is used to treat infections caused by fungi.
Q. Is Mucon safe?
Mucon is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Mucon fungistatic or fungicidal?
Mucon 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 Mucon over the counter (OTC)?
Mucon is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is available only when prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Mucon with ciprofloxacin?
Mucon 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 Mucon with metronidazole?
Mucon 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 Mucon with probiotics?
Mucon 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 Mucon with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin and Mucon 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 Mucon with omeprazole?
Mucon 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 Mucon with citalopram?
Mucon 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 Mucon with cetirizine?
Mucon 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 Mucon with erythromycin?
Use of Mucon 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 Mucon and erythromycin is not recommended at all.
Q. Can I take Mucon with nitrofurantoin?
Mucon 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.
Q. Does Mucon work?
Mucon works if taken for the right indication for a prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Mucon treat bacterial vaginosis?
Mucon does not treat bacterial vaginosis as it is not active against any bacteria. Mucon 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 Mucon treat urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Mucon 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 Mucon make you tired?
Mucon can make you feel tired. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness while taking Mucon as it could be a sign of underlying liver problem. Mucon can affect your liver.
Q. Does Mucon contain penicillin?
Mucon does not contain penicillin. Mucon belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Does Mucon have sulfa in it?
Mucon does not contain sulfur. Mucon belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Does Mucon treat chlamydia?
Mucon does not treat Chlamydia. Mucon is used for the treatment of fungal infections.
Q. Can I take Mucon for yeast infection?
Mucon 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.
Related Lab Tests
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
Numark Ltd, 5/6 Fairway Court, Amber Close, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B77 4RP
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