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Sebifin Tablet

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Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)
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Overview

Introduction

Sebifin Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals It is used to treat a wide range of fungal infections of the skin and nails, including ringworm. It works by killing the fungus that causes the infection.

Sebifin Tablet can be taken with or without food. You should take it regularly as prescribed by your doctor. Taking it at the same time every day will help you to remember to take it. The dose and duration of treatment will depend on what you are being treated for. Do not stop taking it until you have finished the complete course, even when you feel better. If you stop taking this medicine too early, the fungus may continue to grow and the infection may return or worsen.

The most common side effects of this medicine include rash, headache, nausea, and abnormal liver enzyme. These are usually mild but let your doctor know if they bother you or last more than a few days.

Before using it, you should tell your doctor if you are allergic to any antibiotics or have any kidney or liver problems. You should also let your healthcare team know all other medicines you are taking as they may affect, or be affected by this medicine. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult their doctor before using it. Your doctor will monitor your liver function regularly with the help of blood tests during treatment.

Uses of Sebifin Tablet

Benefits of Sebifin Tablet

In Fungal infections

Sebifin Tablet is an antifungal medicine. It works by killing and stopping the growth of fungus causing the infection. The dose and duration of treatment will depend on what you are being treated for. Make sure you complete the full dose your doctor has prescribed. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning.

Side effects of Sebifin Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Sebifin

  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Abnormal liver enzyme

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

How Sebifin Tablet works

Sebifin Tablet is an antifungal medication. It kills and stops the growth of the fungi by destroying its cell membrane, thereby treating your skin infection.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Sebifin Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sebifin Tablet is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Sebifin Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Sebifin Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Sebifin Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Sebifin Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Sebifin Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Sebifin Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Sebifin 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.

What if you forget to take Sebifin Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Sebifin 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.

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Quick Tips

  • Sebifin Tablet helps treat fungal infections of the skin and nails.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Treatment may be needed for 2 to 6 weeks for skin infections and 6 weeks to 6 months for nail infections.
  • It can make your skin more sensitive to sun. Use broad-spectrum sunscreen and protective clothing when outdoors.
  • Your doctor may monitor your liver function regularly during treatment. Inform your doctor if you notice yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, or stomach pain.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Allylamine
Habit Forming
No

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Patient Concerns

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I want to know best anti fungal ointment/cream
Dr. Atula Gupta
Dermatology
Depends on the site and duration of fungal infectionApply Sertacide once daily and Sebifin cream or Terbicip cream once daily
am having fungal infection on genitals, inner thighs and buttocks.
Dr. Souvik Sardar
Dermatology
Use lulican cream-once daily at bedtime for 2months continuouslyApply sebifin cream-twice daily for 2months continuously in morning and evening
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FAQs

Q. Can Sebifin be safe for use in patients with liver cirrhosis?

Oral intake of Sebifin is not recommended in patients with chronic or active liver disease. Your doctor may prescribe a liver function test to check whether the liver is functioning effectively or not. This is done because the medicine gets metabolized by liver enzymes and any inefficiency in liver function can lead to increased levels of the medication in the blood, resulting in increased side effects and toxicity. Therefore, it is important to inform your doctor if you have any liver disease or cirrhosis. Also, inform your doctor about the medicines you may be taking as taking Sebifin with another medicine can lead to liver toxicity and Sebifin by acting on the liver enzymes can change the levels of other drugs. Your doctor may suggest periodic monitoring (after 4-6 weeks of treatment) of liver function test and make dose adjustments accordingly.

Q. Does Sebifin cause any skin reactions?

Yes, sensitive individuals may develop skin reactions while using Sebifin. There are rare reports of people developing serious skin/hypersensitivity reactions like Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis and other severe skin reactions with Sebifin. Therefore, do not take this medication without consulting your physician. And, in case you encounter any type of skin reaction or rashes, stop the medication immediately and report to the doctor.

Q. Is Sebifin effective?

Sebifin is effective as an anti fungal medicine if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop taking this medicine too early, the fungus may continue to grow and the infection may return or worsen.

Q. How long do I need to take Sebifin?

The usual duration of treatment for Tinea pedis (fungal infection in foot), Tinea corporis (ringworms) and Tinea cruris (fungal infection in the groin) is about 2 to 4 weeks. The duration may sometimes be extended to 6 weeks. For fungal infections of nails, the duration of treatment usually varies from 6 to 12 weeks. For fingernail fungal infections it may take 6 weeks whereas toenail fungal infection it may take about 12 weeks. However, the exact duration of the therapy is decided by the doctor depending upon the type of infection, the site of infection, and the patient’s response to the therapy.

Q. Can I drink tea or coffee while taking Sebifin?

Caffeinated drinks like tea and coffee should be taken with caution while being on treatment with Sebifin. Sebifin decreases the rate of metabolism of caffeine by 19% which is an important constituent of coffee, thereby increasing the levels of caffeine in the blood. This increased levels of caffeine may lead to side effects such as jitteriness, headache, increased heartbeat and restlessness.

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