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Zocon 150 Tablet

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Overview

Uses of Zocon Tablet

Zocon Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Rash
  • Vomiting
  • Liver dysfunction
  • Stomach pain
  • Diarrhea

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

How Zocon Tablet works

Zocon 150 Tablet is an antifungal medication. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane. This treats your infection.

Zocon Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
SAFE
It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Zocon 150 Tablet.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zocon 150 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Zocon 150 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.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Zocon 150 Tablet may cause dizziness or seizures. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
UNSAFE
Zocon 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
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

What if you miss a dose of Zocon Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Zocon 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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Expert Advice

  • Your doctor has prescribed Zocon 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.

Interaction with Drugs

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Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Zocon

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fungal infection:fungus patches around neckmonths before i ve been prescribed wd zocon 400 mg a tablet a week
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
Onabet cream twice a day for few days meanwhile visit skin specialist for proper examination and treatment
I have skin fungal infection when I took tables it will lesser when I stop tablet its again start and more itchingI have used zocon 150tablet
Dr. Atul Jain
Skin Specialist
Onabet cream twice a day meanwhile visit skin specialist for proper examination and treatment
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FAQs

Q. Can I take Zocon with omeprazole?

Zocon can increase the level or effect of omeprazole by decreasing its breakdown (metabolism). Please consult your doctor before taking the two medicines together.

Q. Is Zocon an antibiotic or a steroid? What is it used for?

Zocon is neither an antibiotic nor a steroid. It is an antifungal medicine and is used to treat fungal infections including yeast infections of vagina, mouth, throat, esophagus (food pipe), abdomen, lungs, blood and other organs and cryptococcal meningitis (infection of the membranes covering the brain and spine). It is also used to prevent candidal infections in patients who are likely to become infected because they are being treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy before a bone marrow transplant.

Q. I have been prescribed Zocon for esophageal candidiasis. How long should I continue to take it?

The length of the treatment should be as per the doctor’s advice. In general, for esophageal candidiasis, you should take the treatment for a minimum of 3 weeks and continue to take it for 2 weeks after the symptoms have resolved.

Q. Does Zocon cause liver damage?

If you already have liver problem or a serious medical problem, you need to be very careful while taking Zocon since serious liver damage may occur. Call your doctor if your skin or eyes become yellow, your urine turns darker, your stools become light-colored, have severe skin itching or if you vomit or feel like vomiting.

Q. Can I stop taking Zocon if my symptoms resolve and I start feeling better?

No, do not stop taking the medicines even if you start feeling better. Continue taking Zocon as long as your doctor has advised you to take it. If you do not complete the treatment, your infection may come back.

Q. Does Zocon have any effect on birth control pills?

Zocon does not interfere with the working of birth control pills. So, you can continue taking birth control pills with Zocon.

Q. What if I forget to take Zocon?

If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the dose you missed and take your next dose when as scheduled. Otherwise, take it as soon as you remember, and then go back to taking it as per the schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose. This may increase the chance of you getting an unwanted side effect. In case of any confusion contact, ask your doctor.

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

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

Q. Is it okay to take rifabutin along with Zocon?

Zocon may interfere with the working of rifabutin. Therefore, you have to be careful while taking both together as side effects of rifabutin, like uveitis (inflammation of the middle layer of the eye), are more likely to occur when both are taken together.

Q. What if I accidentally take more than the recommended dose of Zocon?

Taking more than the recommended dose may cause hallucinations and paranoid behavior. Seek medical support in a nearby hospital or call your doctor.

Q. Is it safe to take warfarin and Zocon together?

Zocon may increase the amount of warfarin in the body. This may result in toxicity of warfarin. Get blood investigations done for bleeding time (blood test done to see how long it takes for the clot to form). Depending on the results of this blood test, you may need to get the dose of warfarin modified.

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