Q. What is FLC 150mg Tablet used for?
FLC 150mg 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 FLC 150mg Tablet be taken with oral contraceptives (OCPs) or birth control pills?
FLC 150mg 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 FLC 150mg Tablet inform your doctor if you are taking birth control pills.
Q. Can FLC 150mg Tablet cause hair loss?
FLC 150mg Tablet may cause hair loss as a rare side effect. If during the treatment you experience hair loss, inform your doctor.
Q. Is FLC 150mg Tablet effective?
Yes, FLC 150mg 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 FLC 150mg Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
Q. Is FLC 150mg Tablet fungistatic or fungicidal?
FLC 150mg 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 FLC 150mg Tablet treat urinary tract infection (UTI)?
FLC 150mg 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 FLC 150mg Tablet with alcohol?
Yes, FLC 150mg 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 FLC 150mg Tablet to avoid any side effects and get the maximum benefit of FLC 150mg Tablet.
Q. What if I forget to take a dose of FLC 150mg Tablet?
If you have missed a dose of FLC 150mg 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 FLC 150mg Tablet for yeast infection?
Yes, FLC 150mg 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 FLC 150mg Tablet a steroid?
No, FLC 150mg Tablet is not a steroid. FLC 150mg Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Does FLC 150mg Tablet treat bacterial vaginosis?
No, FLC 150mg Tablet does not treat bacterial vaginosis as it is not active against any bacteria. FLC 150mg 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 FLC 150mg Tablet make you feel tired?
Yes, FLC 150mg 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 FLC 150mg Tablet can affect your liver.
Q. Is FLC 150mg Tablet over the counter (OTC)?
No, FLC 150mg Tablet is not an over-the-counter (OTC) product. It is available only when prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Is FLC 150mg Tablet safe to be used in pregnancy?
No, FLC 150mg Tablet is not safe to be used in pregnancy. Studies suggest that the use of FLC 150mg Tablet during pregnancy is harmful to the development of the baby. Therefore, FLC 150mg 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 FLC 150mg 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 FLC 150mg Tablet.
Q. I feel better now, can I stop taking FLC 150mg Tablet?
No, you should not stop taking FLC 150mg 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.