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Overview

Flucan 150 MG Capsule

Manufacturer: Bombay Tablet Mfg.Co.Pvt.Ltd
Medicine composition: Fluconazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Belonging to the drug group known as triazole antifungals, Flucan 150 MG Capsule is used for treating various fungal infections. It includes yeast infections of the mouth, throat, food pipe, lungs, vagina as well as other organs. The medication is also beneficial for the treatment of meningitis, the infection of the membranes that cover the brain and the spine, which is caused due to fungus. It is also used for preventing yeast infection in people who have a possibility of having a fungal infection when undergoing chemotherapy or a radiation therapy before bone marrow transplantation as the immune system is likely to be weakened at this time.

Flucan 150 MG Capsule prevents the fungus that can spread the infection in your body to reproduce. It is available in both tablet and liquid form to be taken orally. Usually, this medication is taken once in a day, with food or without it. The dosage and duration of taking the medicine depends on your health condition and how responsive your body is to the drug. Ensure to take the dosage as prescribed by the doctor, not more or less.

The common side effects of Flucan 150 MG Capsule include headache, diarrhea, nausea, stomach upset, dizziness, vomiting, rashes in people with low immunity and getting a different taste of foods that you have. These mild side effects generally go away in a few days or 1-2 weeks. In case it does not, you may consult your doctor. There are some serious side effects though, that need immediate medical attention:

  • 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)
Oropharyngeal Candidiasis
Flucan 150 MG Capsule is used to treat fungal infection in the mouth.
Esophageal Candidiasis
Flucan 150 MG Capsule is used to treat fungal infection in throat and neck.
Cryptococcal Meningitis
Flucan 150 MG Capsule is used to treat meningitis caused by a group of fungi of Cryptococcus strain.
Vaginal Candidiasis
Flucan 150 MG Capsule is used to treat yeast infection in the female genital organ.
Flucan 150 MG Capsule is used to treat fungal infections of the urinary tract.
Flucan 150 MG Capsule is used to treat fungal infection in the abdomen.
Candidemia
Flucan 150 MG Capsule is used to treat fungal infection of the male genital organ.
Prophylaxis of Infections in Special Population
Flucan 150 MG Capsule is used for preventing possible fungal infections in people who are undergoing chemotherapy or have AIDS.
Flucan 150 MG Capsule is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to this medicine.
QT Interval prolonging drugs
Flucan 150 MG Capsule is not recommended for co-administration with drugs that are known to cause specific changes in heart rhythm.
In addition to its intended effect, Flucan 150 MG Capsule may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.
Headache Major Common
Flucan 150 MG Capsule can cause headache in some patients.
Nausea and Vomiting Major Common
Flucan 150 MG Capsule can cause stomach discomforts like nausea and vomiting in some patients.
Abdominal pain Moderate Less Common
Flucan 150 MG Capsule can cause stomach cramps and pain in some patients.
Diarrhea Moderate Less Common
Flucan 150 MG Capsule can cause loose stools which might have light or clay like appearance.
Skin rash Moderate Less Common
Flucan 150 MG Capsule can cause itchy skin with hives and rashes in some patients.
QT Prolongation Major Rare
Flucan 150 MG Capsule in rare cases can cause abnormalities in the heart rhythm.
Alopecia Moderate Rare
Flucan 150 MG Capsule can cause reversible hair loss in some patients.
Seizures Major Rare
Flucan 150 MG Capsule can cause seizures in some patients.
Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet Moderate Less Common
Flucan 150 MG Capsule can cause large and hive like swelling of face, lips, legs, feet, sex organs etc.
How long is the duration of effect?
The effect of this medicine lasts for an average of 30 hours. It may increase to 45 hours in elderly people.
What is the onset of action?
The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1-2 hours of oral administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?
This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women as there are chances of adverse effects on the developing fetus. However, it can be used in some cases when other alternatives have failed. Consult your doctor and consider the risks involved before deciding to take this medicine.
Is it habit forming?
No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?
This medicine is acceptable for use in a nursing mother. It can be used in treating certain specific infections only after consulting your doctor. Dose adjustment and monitoring the safety of the mother and baby might be required.
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.
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Ipca Laboratories Pvt Ltd.
Adips Laboratories
Missed Dose instructions
The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember. If it is time for the next dosage then the missed dose can be skipped.
Overdose instructions
Inform your doctor immediately if you are experiencing symptoms of overdose.
India
United States
Japan
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 Disease
Liver Disease Major
Flucan 150 MG Capsule should be carefully administered with caution if you are suffering from impaired liver functioning. Suitable dosage adjustments and safety monitoring become necessary in such cases.
QT Prolongation Moderate
Flucan 150 MG Capsule should be very carefully administered if you have any pre-existing heart conditions. Suitable dosage adjustments and safety monitoring are recommended in such cases.
Kidney disease Moderate
Suitable adjustment is dosage is required based on the extent of kidney impairment. An adjustment in dosage is recommended. If the patient is on hemodialysis then the blood level of Flucan 150 MG Capsule should be monitored after each session and then the adjusted dose should be administered.
Interaction with Alcohol
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Lab Test
Lab
Information not available.
Interaction with Food
Food
Information not available.
Interaction with Medicine
Alprazolam Major
Report the usage of either of the drugs to the doctor so that suitable dosage adjustments can be suggested. Monitoring of blood levels might be required in some cases. Symptoms like drowsiness and difficulty in breathing should be reported immediately to the doctor.
Atorvastatin Major
Use of Flucan 150 MG Capsule with Atorvastatin is not recommended. Inform your doctor about the usage of either of these medicines so that suitable replacement could be suggested. Symptoms like muscle pain and weakness coupled with fever, joint pain and chills should be reported immediately.
Cisapride Major
Use of Flucan 150 MG Capsule while you are taking Cisapride is not recommended. Inform your doctor about the usage of Cisapride so that suitable replacement for Flucan 150 MG Capsule could be prescribed.
Clopidogrel Major
Inform your doctor about the usage of either of these medicines. Dosage adjustments for Clopidogrel might be required in such cases.
Erythromycin Major
Usage of Flucan 150 MG Capsule along with Erythromycin is not recommended. Inform your doctor about the usage of either of these medicines. Your doctor might prescribe alternative medicines where the risks of side effects are minimal. Immediate medical attention might be required if you feel dizzy, have shortness of breath and feel discomfort in the chest.
Warfarin Moderate
Usage of Flucan 150 MG Capsule along with Warfarin is recommended only after dosage adjustment. Safety monitoring is a must in such cases. Signs and symptoms like headache, presence of blood in vomit and urine, weakness, unusual bleeding should be reported immediately.
Tretinoin Moderate
Inform your doctor about the usage of either of the drugs. Dosage adjustments and safety monitoring might be required in such cases. Signs and symptoms like headache, nausea, vomiting, disturbances in vision and ringing sensation in the ears should be reported immediately.
What are you using Flucan 150 MG Capsule for?
Oropharyngeal Candidiasis
Esophageal Candidiasis
Skin Rash

Popular Questions & Answers

Hi I am 30 years old. I have a problem for skin infection. I am using flucan and forcan tablets. After 1 month problem again start. Please give another prescription.

MBBS, MD - MD- Skin & VD
Dermatologist, Ahmedabad
Hi I am 30 years old. I have a problem for skin infection. I am using flucan and forcan tablets. After 1 month proble...
Such problems recur in many people. Infections or allergies come back if you do not take steps to prevent it. Example, rubbing with soap, wearing tight/synthetic clothing/sun exposure/sweating etc can cause the recurrence of a skin infection. Start the same medication and take steps to prevent the infection.
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I am 42 years old diabetic with controlled sugar level. I HV developed white vitiligo type patches on my callus and inner side of the foreskin started two years ago. Tried tab flucan 150 weekly three weeks and miconazole 2% gel. No significant change seen. please advice.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Faridabad
I am 42 years old diabetic with controlled sugar level. I HV developed white vitiligo type patches on my callus and i...
Vitiligo is a genetic disorder trigger by indigestion and stressful conditions. There was always confusion in patients mind regarding choosing right treatment approach for vitiligo. Allopathy can give quick results but is not very safe for long term uses if steroids are used. Homeopathic is safe but very slow and in most of cases it can not stop the spread of disease i. E old patches shows some recovery but new white patches continue to come even when we are using homeopathy. If one think about using ayurveda there is no good vaidya who is expertise in vitiligo. At our clinic we have integrated external allopathic applications with internal ayurvedic medication to give fast and long lasting results. Ayurvedic herbal medicines are used to purify blood and stop the spread of disease and external application are capable of quickly start regimentation. With a expertise in treating thousands of patients in past years. Kayakalp global is leading skin clinic in india to treat vitiligo. For detail replies regarding 1. Causes of vitiligo 2. Is it genetic or can it spread to next generation 3. Causes of spread of disease after it remains stable for some years 4. Should we use homeopathy, allopathy or ayurveda. You can contact clinic for details via lybtate. You can send pictures of vitiligo effected parts. We will review your case and will guide you best possible treatment and time frame required.

I have a fungal infection on my pubic area for about 2 years. What medication should I take to remove spots.

MBBS, Apollo Hospitals
General Physician, Indore
I have a fungal infection on my pubic area for about 2 years. What medication should I take to remove spots.
Hello lybrate user you can quadriderm cream after bath and at the time of sleep in night it will help you a lot.
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Hello doctor Is antacid mps syrup is safe during pregnancy? And is fluconazole 150 mg is safe during pregnancy? Thanks.

BHMS, Certificate in Sex Education & Parenthood, PG Dip (Preventive & Promotive Healthcare), Dip in LSM (Prescribing Exercises), Dip in LSM (Metabolic Disroders & Nutrition), Dip in Occupational health & industrial hygiene., MBA (Healthcare), Certificate in Good Clinical Practice, Dip in Healthcare Quality, Core Competency In Lifestyle Medicine
Homeopath, Jamshedpur
Hello doctor
Is antacid mps syrup is safe during pregnancy?
And is fluconazole 150 mg is safe during pregnancy?
Thanks.
Dear Swati Thnx for sharing your concern. Yes its safe, but I'll suggest you to try alternatives instead of medication during pregnancy.

I am loosing hair quickly. Please help me. I try many of shampoo like fluconazole salt etc.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
I am loosing hair quickly. Please help me. I try many of shampoo like fluconazole salt etc.
Hair fall is due to many reasons now a day it is common due to stress and busy life check your haemoglobin level if less then take hamatinic any multinational company take proper diet (dal vegetables sprouts fruits) and do exercise minimum 15 min if possibles do yoga for 10 min increase water intake minimum 3 to 4 litres per day also take homoeo medicines homoeo medicines are known for to stop hair fall and it actually happens phosphrus 30 (30 no glouble) 2 tds x 2 weeks and reply also comb your hair gently and 2/3 time per day wash with homoeopathic shampoo (sbl or any company) twice a week preaper oil by mixing arnica montana q 30 ml + any regular hair oil and apply before wash

Popular Health Tips

Fungal Care In Summer

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bhavnagar
Fungal Care In Summer
  1. Use loose cotton wear especially white colour.
  2. Use anti fungal power (like clotrimazole/fluconazole/itraconazole) on fungle area daily or alternatively.
  3. Avoid oily, spicy, salted food as well fast food.
  4. Consult your doctor if treated fungal is recurring/again starting.
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Vaginal Fungal Infection - The Best Way You Can Deal With It!

MS - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Fellowship in Fetal Medicine
Gynaecologist, Amritsar
Vaginal Fungal Infection - The Best Way You Can Deal With It!

Vaginal fungal infection, otherwise called candidiasis, is a typical female condition. Fungal infections are brought on by the growth Candida. This growth is connected with extreme itching, swelling, and irritation. Every fungal infection is distinctive. Therefore, your doctor will recommend a treatment that is best for you. Medicines are by and large decided depending upon the seriousness of the infection.

A particular type of yeast called Candida albicans brings about most of the fungal infections. These fungal infections are effectively treatable. In case you are having repeating infections or issues disposing of an infection with ordinary treatment, then an alternate form of Candida may be the cause. A lab test can tell your doctor which sort of Candida you have. Here are a few ways with which you can deal with vaginal fungal infections:

Simple infections
For simple fungal infections, your specialist will mostly recommend the following treatment(s):

  1. A one to three-day application of an antifungal cream, balm or tablet Normal antifungal medicines is butoconazole (Gynazole), miconazole (Lotrimin), Monistat, and terconazole (Terazol). These medicines can be either prescribed or available over-the-counter.
  2. A solitary intake of oral medicine, for example, fluconazole (Diflucan).
  3. Women with simple fungal infections need to follow up with their specialist to make sure whether the medicine worked. A follow-up will likewise be important if your symptoms return within two months.

Complicated infections
Certain types of Candida will not react to simple treatment and will require a more forceful strategy. In case you meet one of the following criteria, your specialist will more likely tell you that your fungal infection is an extreme one.

Conceivable medications for extreme or complicated vaginal fungal infections include:

  1. 14-day cream, balm, tablet, or suppository vaginal treatment
  2. A few measures of fluconazole (Diflucan)
  3. Long-term medicine of fluconazole (Diflucan) that is taken once a week for six weeks.
  4. Treatment of your sexual partner or use of condoms while having intercourse.

You can treat vaginal fungal infections with regular cures in case that you might want to abstain from taking physician-recommended medicine. These are some mainstream normal cures:

  1. Tea tree oil cream
  2. Garlic or boric acid vaginal balms
  3. Plain yoghurt taken orally or applied into the vagina

Here are some normal strategies for counteractive action:

  1. Abstain from wearing tight jeans, underwear, tights, or stockings
  2. Abstain from utilising female antiperspirant or antiperspirant tampons or cushions
  3. Try not to roam around in wet clothes, particularly swimsuits
  4. Eat an all around adjusted diet
  5. Eat yoghurt or eat foods with lactobacillus
  6. Wear soft clothing, for example, cotton, cloth, or silk
  7. Abstain from sitting in hot tubs
  8. Wash clothes in warm water
  9. Abstain from using hot water bags
  10. Throw away old underwear as often as possible

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

2598 people found this helpful

Vaginal Fungal Infection - How To Treat It?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MRCOG(UK - London )
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Vaginal Fungal Infection - How To Treat It?

Vaginal fungal infection, otherwise called candidiasis, is a typical female condition. Fungal infections are brought on by the growth Candida. This growth is connected with extreme itching, swelling, and irritation. Every fungal infection is distinctive. Therefore, your doctor will recommend a treatment that is best for you. Medicines are by and large decided depending upon the seriousness of the infection.

A particular type of yeast called Candida albicans brings about most of the fungal infections. These fungal infections are effectively treatable. In case you are having repeating infections or issues disposing of an infection with ordinary treatment, then an alternate form of Candida may be the cause. A lab test can tell your doctor which sort of Candida you have. Here are a few ways with which you can deal with vaginal fungal infections:

Simple infections
For simple fungal infections, your specialist will mostly recommend the following treatment(s):

  1. A one to three-day application of an antifungal cream, balm or tablet Normal antifungal medicines is butoconazole (Gynazole), miconazole (Lotrimin), Monistat, and terconazole (Terazol). These medicines can be either prescribed or available over-the-counter.
  2. A solitary intake of oral medicine, for example, fluconazole (Diflucan).
  3. Women with simple fungal infections need to follow up with their specialist to make sure whether the medicine worked. A follow-up will likewise be important if your symptoms return within two months.

Complicated infections
Certain types of Candida will not react to simple treatment and will require a more forceful strategy. In case you meet one of the following criteria, your specialist will more likely tell you that your fungal infection is an extreme one.

Conceivable medications for extreme or complicated vaginal fungal infections include:

  1. 14-day cream, balm, tablet, or suppository vaginal treatment
  2. A few measures of fluconazole (Diflucan)
  3. Long-term medicine of fluconazole (Diflucan) that is taken once a week for six weeks.
  4. Treatment of your sexual partner or use of condoms while having intercourse.

You can treat vaginal fungal infections with regular cures in case that you might want to abstain from taking physician-recommended medicine. These are some mainstream normal cures:

  1. Tea tree oil cream
  2. Garlic or boric acid vaginal balms
  3. Plain yoghurt taken orally or applied into the vagina

Here are some normal strategies for counteractive action:

  1. Abstain from wearing tight jeans, underwear, tights, or stockings
  2. Abstain from utilising female antiperspirant or antiperspirant tampons or cushions
  3. Try not to roam around in wet clothes, particularly swimsuits
  4. Eat an all around adjusted diet
  5. Eat yoghurt or eat foods with lactobacillus
  6. Wear soft clothing, for example, cotton, cloth, or silk
  7. Abstain from sitting in hot tubs
  8. Wash clothes in warm water
  9. Abstain from using hot water bags
  10. Throw away old underwear as often as possible

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

3418 people found this helpful

Vaginal Fungal Infection - The Best Way To Deal With It!

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Vaginal Fungal Infection - The Best Way To Deal With It!

Vaginal fungal infection, otherwise called candidiasis, is a typical female condition. Fungal infections are brought on by the growth Candida. This growth is connected with extreme itching, swelling, and irritation. Every fungal infection is distinctive. Therefore, your doctor will recommend a treatment that is best for you. Medicines are by and large decided depending upon the seriousness of the infection.

A particular type of yeast called Candida albicans brings about most of the fungal infections. These fungal infections are effectively treatable. In case you are having repeating infections or issues disposing of an infection with ordinary treatment, then an alternate form of Candida may be the cause. A lab test can tell your doctor which sort of Candida you have. Here are a few ways with which you can deal with vaginal fungal infections:

Simple infections
For simple fungal infections, your specialist will mostly recommend the following treatment(s):

  1. A one to three-day application of an antifungal cream, balm or tablet Normal antifungal medicines is butoconazole (Gynazole), miconazole (Lotrimin), Monistat, and terconazole (Terazol). These medicines can be either prescribed or available over-the-counter.
  2. A solitary intake of oral medicine, for example, fluconazole (Diflucan).
  3. Women with simple fungal infections need to follow up with their specialist to make sure whether the medicine worked. A follow-up will likewise be important if your symptoms return within two months.

Complicated infections
Certain types of Candida will not react to simple treatment and will require a more forceful strategy. In case you meet one of the following criteria, your specialist will more likely tell you that your fungal infection is an extreme one.

Conceivable medications for extreme or complicated vaginal fungal infections include:

  1. 14-day cream, balm, tablet, or suppository vaginal treatment
  2. A few measures of fluconazole (Diflucan)
  3. Long-term medicine of fluconazole (Diflucan) that is taken once a week for six weeks.
  4. Treatment of your sexual partner or use of condoms while having intercourse.

You can treat vaginal fungal infections with regular cures in case that you might want to abstain from taking physician-recommended medicine. These are some mainstream normal cures:

  1. Tea tree oil cream
  2. Garlic or boric acid vaginal balms
  3. Plain yoghurt taken orally or applied into the vagina

Here are some normal strategies for counteractive action:

  1. Abstain from wearing tight jeans, underwear, tights, or stockings
  2. Abstain from utilising female antiperspirant or antiperspirant tampons or cushions
  3. Try not to roam around in wet clothes, particularly swimsuits
  4. Eat an all around adjusted diet
  5. Eat yoghurt or eat foods with lactobacillus
  6. Wear soft clothing, for example, cotton, cloth, or silk
  7. Abstain from sitting in hot tubs
  8. Wash clothes in warm water
  9. Abstain from using hot water bags
  10. Throw away old underwear as often as possible

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

4019 people found this helpful

Rashes in Genitals - Can it be a Sign of Vaginal Yeast Infection?

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
Gynaecologist, Delhi
Rashes in Genitals - Can it be a Sign of Vaginal Yeast Infection?

Candidiasis or yeast Infection of the female reproductive organ is a condition caused from the fungus known as ‘Candida’. A vaginal yeast infection is accompanied by severe itching, swelling or irritation in your vaginal region. 

Yeast is present in your vagina in a small proportion as part of the normal vaginal flora, an imbalance of which results in vaginal Yeast Infection. Frequent in its nature, these infections can be quite bothering due to the symptoms that such as persistent burning sensation in your genital area, excess vaginal discharge, painful sex, rashes followed by soreness around your vagina.

What are the causes of Vaginal Yeast Infection?

  1. Antibiotics lowering good bacteria or ‘lactobacillus’ within your vagina
  2. Unchecked and untreated diabetes
  3. Pregnancy
  4. A Fragile immune system
  5. Uncontrolled eating habits, like consuming a lot of sugary food
  6. Stress
  7. Menstrual imbalance
  8. Inadequate or no sleep

How to treat Vaginal Yeast Infection?

Treatment of the infection varies with the severity of the condition. For simple infections

  1. One to three days of anti-fungal medications in the form of cream or ointment, for instance, Terazol, Lotrimin, Gynazle and Monistat.
  2. One dosage of an oral medicine known as Fluconazole

For complicated Infections
There are particular types of Candida that does not respond to the normal treatment and hence requires a more aggressive approach. If you meet any one of the following criteria like uncontrolled diabetes, weak immune system due to HIV positive or medicinal side-effects, you are pregnant, excess build-up of the candida fungus, the infections recur more than four times a year or you are down with severe itching, swelling, redness, tears or sores in your vaginal area, your case is severe and complex.

Possible treatments in this situation can be:

  1. A 14-day tablet course, cream or ointment for vaginal treatment.
  2. 2 to 3 dosages or a long term usage of anti-fungal medication or  Fluconazole (not suggested for pregnant women).
  3. Cure of your sexual partner who may be transmitting it to you (although these are rare) or use of condoms during intercourse. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.
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About Flucan 150 MG Capsule
When is Flucan 150 MG Capsule prescribed?
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What are the side effects of Flucan 150 MG Capsule?
Key highlights of Flucan 150 MG Capsule
What are the substitutes for Flucan 150 MG Capsule?
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Flucan 150 MG Capsule approved?
What are the interactions for Flucan 150 MG Capsule?