Flucan 150 MG Capsule
Flucan 150 MG Capsule is primarily prescribed for the treatment of hepatosplenic candidiasis and other Candida infections, cryptococcal infections and secondary prophylaxis for cryptococcal meningitis in persons with AIDS. It is also used as antifungal prophylaxis in allogeneic bone marrow transplant recipients.
This medicine belongs to the class of triazole antifungal. Flucan 150 MG Capsule is effectively used in the treatment of meningitis. It affects the membranes in the brain and spinal cord. This drug treats fungal infections like yeast infections in the mouth, throat, food pipe, lungs, vagina, etc.
It works by decreasing the production of ergosterol, which inhibits cell membrane formation in fungi. This drug is also preferred as a preventive medication in patients susceptible to fungal infections while undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy before bone marrow transplantation.
Some serious side effects that may occur and need immediate medical attention are:
- Yellowing of the skin, dark urine, light-coloured stool and itchiness of the skin, indicating liver damage
- Severe rash or peeling of the skin in patients suffering from cancer or AIDS
- Irregular or fast heart rate, palpitations, seizures or fainting, indicating Torsades de Pointes (a condition of abnormal rhythm of the heart which may cause a sudden cardiac arrest)
This drug is primarily used for the following conditions
Fungal Infections (Tinea Strains)
How long is the duration of effect?
The action of this drug in the body lasts for up to 30 hours after administration.
What is the onset of action?
This drug starts its action within a couple of hours after oral use.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This drug is extremely unsafe to be used during pregnancy. Studies carried out on humans and animals have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus. Doctor consultation is recommended in such cases.
Is it habit forming?
It does not have addictive tendencies.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?The drug should not be consumed by breastfeeding mothers as there is a higher risk of side-effects on the infant. You are suggested to consult your doctor to discuss the potential benefits and risks before taking this medicine.
Does this affect kidney function?Dose adjustment is needed in patients with renal impairment. Consult your doctor before taking Flucan 150 MG Capsule.
Does this affect liver function?No relevant information available. Consult your doctor before taking Flucan 150 MG Capsule.
Is It safe with alcohol?Caution is advised in consuming alcohol, if you are taking this medicine. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?This medicine causes side effects that affect the alertness of the patients. Thus it influences the driving ability of the patient.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Flucan 150 MG Capsule , and hence can be used as its substitute.
Are there any missed dose instructions?
Missed dose of this medication may be taken later unless it is already time for the next dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
This medication works by decreasing ergosterol production by disrupting the activity of cytochrome P450, inhibiting the formation of the cell membrane of susceptible fungi like Candida and Microsporum.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
Interaction with Lab Test
Interaction with Medicine
Interaction with Disease
It is unsuitable for patients with QT prolongation and liver and kidney disorders.
Interaction with Food
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