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V Flu 150 Tablet

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Product introduction

V Flu 150 Tablet is used to treat fungal 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 thereby stopping the growth of fungi.

V Flu 150 Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. It should be swallowed whole and can be taken with or without 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 nausea. You could ask your doctor about ways of preventing or reducing these effects. Stop taking medicine and inform your doctor if you notice signs of an allergic reaction such as rash, swelling of the lips, throat, or face, swallowing or breathing problems, dizziness, and nausea.

Do not take V Flu 150 Tablet if you are pregnant unless your doctor has told you to. Inform your doctor if you have a history of 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 monitor your liver function. This medicine may make you dizzy so do not drive or operate machines until it is safe.

Uses of V Flu Tablet

Benefits of V Flu Tablet

In Treatment of Fungal infections

V Flu 150 Tablet is an antifungal medicine. It works by killing and stopping the growth of fungi that causes the infection. It helps treat infections of the mouth, throat, vagina, and other parts of the body.

The dose and duration of treatment will depend on what you are being treated for. Make sure you complete the full course of treatment. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning.

Side effects of V Flu 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 V Flu

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain

How to use V Flu 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. V Flu 150 Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How V Flu Tablet works

V Flu 150 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 V Flu 150 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
V Flu 150 Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
V Flu 150 Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
V Flu 150 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
V Flu 150 Tablet may cause dizziness or seizures. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
UNSAFE
V Flu 150 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.
Liver
CAUTION
V Flu 150 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of V Flu 150 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take V Flu Tablet?

If you miss a dose of V Flu 150 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

  • Your doctor has prescribed V Flu 150 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.
  • Use a reliable method of contraception to prevent pregnancy while taking this medicine.
  • 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 severe skin rash like blistering of the skin along with fever.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Azole derivatives {Imidazoles}
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI INFECTIVES
Action Class
Fungal ergosterol synthesis inhibitor

Interaction with drugs

Taking V Flu with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient concerns

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Dear Doctor, I have been experiencing an itchy clitoris and boundary since 3 or 4 days. My sex life did not have any changes at all. I have a faithful partner and we have been having this since a long time now. I don't use any accessories/toys. I shower daily and keep the area hygienic using a regular body wash, that too is not new. I have been using this body wash for about 3 years now. I don't use any creams either. Please help.
Dr. Pranay Gandhi
Sexology
apply zole f cream over the area and take tablet fluconazole 150 mg od for 3 days. and apply v wash to clean the area
Mam actually i had some fungal infection around my vagina Day by day it increases There is so much iching on this Sometime whole nyt i cant told anybody about this not even in front of (face to face) Can you suggest me some medician to stop this iching
Dr. Megha Tuli
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Try candid v gel
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FAQs

Q. What is V Flu 150 Tablet used for?

V Flu 150 Tablet is an antifungal medicine. It is used for the treatment of many fungal infections like Cryptococcal meningitis (fungal infection in the brain) and Coccidioidomycosis (a disease of the lungs). Additionally, it is helpful in the treatment of infections caused by Candida found in the bloodstream, body organs (e.g., heart, lungs) or urinary tract, mucosal thrush (infection affecting the lining of the mouth, throat, and denture sore mouth), and genital thrush (infection of the vagina or penis). It can also be used to treat skin infections like athlete's foot, ringworm, jock itch, nail infection.

Q. Can V Flu 150 Tablet be taken with oral contraceptives (OCPs) or birth control pills?

V Flu 150 Tablet has been reported to have a minor interaction when taken with estradiol (a component of oral contraceptives). It can increase the level or effect of estradiol when given along with it. Before starting the treatment with V Flu 150 Tablet inform your doctor if you are taking birth control pills.

Q. Can V Flu 150 Tablet cause hair loss?

V Flu 150 Tablet may cause hair loss as a rare side effect. If during the treatment you experience hair loss, inform your doctor.

Q. Is V Flu 150 Tablet effective?

Yes, V Flu 150 Tablet is effective when 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 using V Flu 150 Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Is V Flu 150 Tablet fungistatic or fungicidal?

V Flu 150 Tablet is primarily fungistatic which means it controls the growth of fungus). However, it may also act as a fungicidal (kills fungus) medicine against certain organisms, specifically Cryptococcus in a dose-dependent manner, specifically Cryptococcus.

Q. Does V Flu 150 Tablet treat urinary tract infection (UTI)?

V Flu 150 Tablet is used to treat urinary tract infections (UTI) caused mainly by Candida. However, bacteria growth can also cause UTI in some cases. 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. Can I take V Flu 150 Tablet with alcohol?

Yes, V Flu 150 Tablet can be taken with alcohol. No interactions have been reported between the two. However, it is better to consult your doctor on the use of alcohol before taking V Flu 150 Tablet to avoid any side effects and get the maximum benefit of V Flu 150 Tablet.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of V Flu 150 Tablet?

If you have missed a dose of V Flu 150 Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Can I take V Flu 150 Tablet for yeast infection?

Yes, V Flu 150 Tablet can be used for the treatment of yeast (candidal) infection. However, if you think you are suffering from a yeast infection, consult your doctor. This is because proper diagnosis is required before starting any therapy.

Q. Is V Flu 150 Tablet a steroid?

No, V Flu 150 Tablet is not a steroid. V Flu 150 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.

Q. Does V Flu 150 Tablet treat bacterial vaginosis?

No, V Flu 150 Tablet does not treat bacterial vaginosis as it is not active against any bacteria. V Flu 150 Tablet is used to treat infection of the vagina caused by Candida (a fungal infection). If you think you are suffering from bacterial vaginosis, consult your doctor. This is because the diagnosis of your infection (whether it is fungal or bacterial) is required to start your treatment.

Q. Does V Flu 150 Tablet make you feel tired?

Yes, V Flu 150 Tablet can make you feel tired. If you experience excessive tiredness during the treatment with this medicine, consult your doctor. The reason for tiredness could be a sign of an underlying liver problem as V Flu 150 Tablet can affect your liver.

Q. Is V Flu 150 Tablet over the counter (OTC)?

No, V Flu 150 Tablet is not an over-the-counter (OTC) product. It is available only when prescribed by your doctor.

Q. Is V Flu 150 Tablet safe to be used in pregnancy?

No, V Flu 150 Tablet is not safe to be used in pregnancy. Studies suggest that the use of V Flu 150 Tablet during pregnancy is harmful to the development of the baby. Therefore, V Flu 150 Tablet is prescribed in pregnant women only if the benefits of the medicine outweigh the risks involved. However, if a woman gets pregnant during the treatment with V Flu 150 Tablet, she must be well informed about the potential harm to the baby. If you are planning to conceive, are pregnant, or breastfeeding, inform your doctor before taking V Flu 150 Tablet.

Q. I feel better now, can I stop taking V Flu 150 Tablet?

No, you should not stop taking V Flu 150 Tablet suddenly without consulting your doctor. This is because suddenly stopping the medication may worsen your condition and your infection may return. Continue your medication even if you feel better as your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Stopping the medication too early could allow the fungus to continue to grow and hence, prevent complete healing.
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