Medicine Overview of Saf F Tablet
Side Effects of Saf F 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. Saf F 150 mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Saf F 150 mg Tablet is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your infection.
In Depth Information on Saf F Tablet
- Your doctor has prescribed Saf F 150 mg Tablet to cure your infection and improve symptoms.
- Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
Saf F Tablet related warnings
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Saf F 150 mg Tablet.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Saf F 150 mg Tablet 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.
Saf F 150 mg Tablet 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.
Saf F 150 mg Tablet may cause dizziness or seizures. This may affect your ability to drive.
Saf F 150 mg Tablet 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 Saf F 150 mg Tablet, 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 Saf F Tablet
Q. What is Saf f used for?
Saf f 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>Saf f 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 Saf f be taken with oral contraceptives (OCPs) or birth control pills?
Saf f 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 Saf f also.
Q. Can Saf f be taken with azithromycin?
Yes, Saf f 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 Saf f cause hair loss?
Hair loss is a rare side effect seen with the use of Saf f. Talk to your doctor if you experience hair fall while taking Saf f.
Saf f is not a steroid. Saf f belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Is Saf f an antibiotic?
Saf f is an antibiotic. It is an antifungal and is used to treat infections caused by fungi.
Saf f is safe if taken for prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is Saf f fungistatic or fungicidal?
Saf f 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 Saf f over the counter (OTC)?
Saf f is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is available only when prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Can I take Saf f with ciprofloxacin?
Saf f 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 Saf f with metronidazole?
Saf f 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 Saf f with probiotics?
Saf f 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 Saf f with clarithromycin?
Clarithromycin and Saf f 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 Saf f with omeprazole?
Saf f 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 Saf f with citalopram?
Saf f 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 Saf f with cetirizine?
Saf f 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 Saf f with erythromycin?
Use of Saf f 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 Saf f and erythromycin is not recommended at all.
Q. Can I take Saf f with nitrofurantoin?
Saf f 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.
Saf f works if taken for the right indication for a prescribed duration in prescribed doses as advised by your doctor.
Q. Does Saf f treat bacterial vaginosis?
Saf f does not treat bacterial vaginosis as it is not active against any bacteria. Saf f 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 Saf f treat urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Saf f 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 Saf f make you tired?
Saf f can make you feel tired. Please consult your doctor if you experience excessive tiredness while taking Saf f as it could be a sign of underlying liver problem. Saf f can affect your liver.
Q. Does Saf f contain penicillin?
Saf f does not contain penicillin. Saf f belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Does Saf f have sulfa in it?
Saf f does not contain sulfur. Saf f belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Does Saf f treat chlamydia?
Saf f does not treat Chlamydia. Saf f is used for the treatment of fungal infections.
Q. Can I take Saf f for yeast infection?
Saf f 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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