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Tinitraz 200 Capsule

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Overview

Introduction of Tinitraz Capsule

Tinitraz 200 Capsule belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals. It works by stopping the growth of fungus and is used to treat infections of the mouth, throat, vagina and other parts of the body including fingernails and toenails. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane.

Tinitraz 200 Capsule should be taken in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. It should be swallowed whole and can be taken with food. The dosage and length of treatment will depend on the condition you are being treated for. Sometimes this will be in cycles of use and non-use. To get the most benefit, take this medicine at evenly spaced times and continue using it until your prescription is finished, even if your symptoms disappear after a few days. If you stop treatment too early, the infection may return and if you miss doses you can increase your risk of infections that are resistant to further treatment. Tell your doctor if the infection does not get better or if it gets worse. Avoid taking antacid treatments within one hour before or two hours after you take it.

The most common side effects of this medicine include stomach pain, headache and feeling sick (nausea). You may also experience problems with menstrual periods, runny nose, cough and cold, blurred vision, hearing loss, constipation, diarrhea, and indigestion. You could ask your doctor about ways of preventing or reducing these effects. You should stop taking it straight away if you have any signs of an allergic reaction or of congestive heart failure. Signs of this include rash, swelling of the lips, throat or face, swallowing or breathing problems, feeling dizzy or faint and nausea.

Do not take it if you are pregnant or could become pregnant unless your doctor has told you to. Talk to your doctor before taking it if you have ever had heart failure, a weak immune system (including HIV/AIDS), kidney problems or liver problems such as yellow skin (jaundice). This medicine may not be suitable for you. If your course of treatment is for more than a month, your doctor may want to check your liver by testing your blood. This medicine may make you dizzy or have blurred vision so do not drive or operate machines until it is safe.

Uses of Tinitraz Capsule

Tinitraz Capsule side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Skin rash
  • Increased liver enzymes

How to use Tinitraz Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Tinitraz 200 Capsule is to be taken with food.
If you are taking oral solution, it should be taken one hour before any food or drink.

How Tinitraz Capsule works

Tinitraz 200 Capsule is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your skin infection.

Tinitraz Capsule related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Tinitraz 200 Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tinitraz 200 Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Tinitraz 200 Capsule 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
Tinitraz 200 Capsule may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Tinitraz 200 Capsule can sometimes cause dizziness, blurred/double vision or hearing loss. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Tinitraz 200 Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Tinitraz 200 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.

What if you miss a dose of Tinitraz Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Tinitraz 200 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.

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Expert Advice

  • Tinitraz 200 Capsule helps treat fungal infections of mouth, skin, vagina or any other parts of the body.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • Take it with food, preferably at the same time everyday.
  • Use a reliable method of contraception to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.
  • Do not take indigestion remedies (antacids) within two hours of taking Tinitraz 200 Capsule.
  • Your doctor may check your liver function before starting treatment and regularly thereafter. Inform your doctor if you notice yellowing of eyes or skin, dark urine, or stomach pain.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop  allergic reactions, nerve pain, or hearing loss.

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Tinitraz

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I am taking IT Mac 200 till 15 days for fungal infections of skin in back heep now it looks o.k. How long it is to be continued?
Dr. Aditya Favade
Skin Specialist
A thorough history, clinical examination will be needed to solve the mistery. Consider seeing dermatologist in your area for proper diagnosis and treatment plan.
I am suffering from Urticaria since 3 years. I has tried many things also ayurveda but still the same thing. Now I am thinking in dept in before 3-4 years back I have habit to hold motion for long time . I thinks this is the cause of my disease. I am taking levocetirizine once in 1-2 days. Right Now i am suffering from flatulence from last 1 month also i am not getting good motion all times its black and thin. and going to motion 4-5 times in a day. One more think I am suffering from skin disease(fungal infections) from childhood.
Dr. Aanchal Maheshwari
Ayurveda
Yes, holding motion may be the cause of your skin diseases. Take urtiplex capsule 2 capsule twice, apply urtiplex lotion, take avipattikar churan 1 spoon twice with water before meal , mahamanjistharisht 20 ml twice after meal with water
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FAQs

Q. What is Tinitraz used for?

Tinitraz is used to treat fungal infections caused by Trichophyton spp., Microsporum spp., and Epidermophyton floccosum. The infections caused could be ringworm infection, infection in groin and buttocks and infection of feet. This medicine also treats persistent infection of finger nails and toe nails, persistent candida (yeast) infections of vagina, candida (yeast) infections of the mouth or throat in patients with lower resistance to disease, cryptococcal infection, and infections caused by histoplasma, aspergillus and blastomyces.

Q. For how long do I need to take Tinitraz?

The dose and length of treatment depends on the type and site of infection and your response to the treatment. For example, if you are taking Tinitraz for athlete’s foot (fungal infection of the skin on the feet and between the toes), the dose may need to be taken for 30 days, while for candidal infection of vagina, the dose may span from 1 day to 3 days depending on the dosage advised by the doctor.

Q. What should I do if I skip a dose of Tinitraz?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not double the dose to make up for the forgotten dose.

Q. I am taking Tinitraz for nail infection but there does not seem to be any improvement. Can I stop taking it?

No, you should not stop taking Tinitraz. Complete the entire course because if you do not complete the course, your infection will not be completely cured of the fungal infection. Nail lesions usually take about 6-9 months to disappear after treatment because after the medicine eliminates the fungus, the new nail takes several months to grow. Do not worry if you see any improvement during the treatment. The medicine will remain in your nails for several months and keep doing its job.

Q. Why has my doctor asked me to get blood tests done?

Your doctor is probably trying to monitor your liver’s functioning. Tinitraz may cause serious liver damage. Therefore, if you develop loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, dark urine or abdominal pain while taking Tinitraz, you should tell your doctor immediately.

Q. Can I take antacid and Tinitraz together?

Tinitraz can be utilized by the body if there is sufficient acid in the stomach. Medicines for stomach ulcers, heartburn or indigestion neutralize the acid produced by the stomach. Therefore, take any such medicine for about 2 hours after taking Tinitraz. If you are taking antacids (medicines that stop the production of stomach acid), you should take Tinitraz capsules with a drink of cola.

Q. What is drug resistance? Is it possible to develop resistance to Tinitraz?

Sometimes it happens that the fungi gets modified in your body and the medicine no longer works. This is called drug resistance. Resistance to Tinitraz has been reported with some candida species (krusei, glabrata and tropicalis). Tinitraz should not be used for infection caused due to these species.. Take the complete course of Tinitraz to avoid drug resistance.

Q. I am on alprazolam for quite some time. Is it okay if I start Tinitraz now?

Yes, you can take both alprazolam and Tinitraz together, but keep a watch on the side effects of alprazolam. If side effects appear after taking Tinitraz, talk to your doctor who will modify the dose of alprazolam.

Q. My doctor prescribed Tinitraz to me but not to my friend who had similar fungal infection because she was on dofetilide. Why is it so?

Your doctor did not prescribe Tinitraz to your friend because Tinitraz interferes with working of dofetilide. This interference can cause disturbed electrical activity of heart, which can be detrimental for the patient.

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