Q. What is Fluneon 200mg Infusion used for?
Fluneon 200mg Infusion 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 Fluneon 200mg Infusion be taken with oral contraceptives (OCPs) or birth control pills?
Fluneon 200mg Infusion 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 Fluneon 200mg Infusion inform your doctor if you are taking birth control pills.
Q. Can Fluneon 200mg Infusion cause hair loss?
Fluneon 200mg Infusion may cause hair loss as a rare side effect. If during the treatment you experience hair loss, inform your doctor.
Q. Is Fluneon 200mg Infusion a steroid?
No, Fluneon 200mg Infusion is not a steroid. Fluneon 200mg Infusion belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Is Fluneon 200mg Infusion fungistatic or fungicidal?
Fluneon 200mg Infusion 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. Is Fluneon 200mg Infusion over the counter (OTC)?
No, Fluneon 200mg Infusion is not an over the counter (OTC) product. It is available only when prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Is Fluneon 200mg Infusion effective?
Yes, Fluneon 200mg Infusion 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 Fluneon 200mg Infusion too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
Q. Does Fluneon 200mg Infusion treat bacterial vaginosis?
No, Fluneon 200mg Infusion does not treat bacterial vaginosis as it is not active against any bacteria. Fluneon 200mg Infusion 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 diagnosis of your infection (whether it is fungal or bacterial) is required to start your treatment.
Q. Does Fluneon 200mg Infusion treat urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Fluneon 200mg Infusion is used to treat urinary tract infection (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. Does Fluneon 200mg Infusion make you feel tired?
Yes, Fluneon 200mg Infusion 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 Fluneon 200mg Infusion can affect your liver.
Q. Can I take Fluneon 200mg Infusion for yeast infection?
Yes, Fluneon 200mg Infusion 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 Fluneon 200mg Infusion safe to be used in pregnancy?
No, Fluneon 200mg Infusion is not safe to be used in pregnancy. Studies suggest that the use of Fluneon 200mg Infusion during pregnancy is harmful for the development of the baby. Therefore, Fluneon 200mg Infusion 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 Fluneon 200mg Infusion, 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 Fluneon 200mg Infusion.
Q. Can I take Fluneon 200mg Infusion with alcohol?
Yes, Fluneon 200mg Infusion 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 Fluneon 200mg Infusion to avoid any side effects and get maximum benefit of Fluneon 200mg Infusion.