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Flucan 200 MG Capsule

Manufacturer: Bombay Tablet Mfg.Co.Pvt.Ltd
Medicine composition: Fluconazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 29, 2019

Flucan 200 MG Capsule is a triazole antifungal. This drug 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.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

This drug is primarily used for the following conditions

  • Oropharyngeal Candidiasis

  • Vaginal Candidiasis

  • Fungal Infections (Tinea Strains)

  • Cryptococcal Meningitis

  • Coccidioidomycosis

  • Hypersensitivity

Side effects of this drug are as follows

  • 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.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Flucan 200 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.
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  • United States

  • Japan

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 Disease


    It is unsuitable for patients with QT prolongation and liver and kidney disorders.

  • Interaction with Alcohol


    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    This drug interacts with Alprazolam, Atorvastatin, Clopidogrel, Cisapride, Warfarin, Terfenadine, Astemizole, Pimozide, Quinidine, Erythromycin, Halofantrine, Amiodarone, Rifampicin, Hydrochlorothiazide, Alfentanil, Amitriptyline, nortriptyline, Amphotericin B, Anticoagulants, midazolam, triazolam, Carbamazepine, Calcium channel blockers, Celecoxib, Cyclophosphamide, Fentanyl, Olaparib, Ciclosporin, Everolimus, Sirolimus, Tacrolimus, Losartan, Methadone, naproxen, lornoxicam, meloxicam, diclofenac, etc.

Ques: What is Flucan 200 MG Capsule?

Ans: This drug decreases ergosterol production by disrupting the activity of cytochrome P450, inhibiting the formation of the cell membrane of susceptible fungi like Candida and Microsporum.

Ques: How long do I need to use Flucan 200 MG Capsule before I see improvement in my condition?

Ans: This medication should be consumed, until the complete eradication of the disease. Thus it is advised to use, till the time directed by your doctor. Also taking this medication longer than it was prescribed, can cause an inadequate effect on the patient's condition.

Ques: At what frequency do I need to use Flucan 200 MG Capsule?

Ans: The duration of effect for this medicine is dependent on the severity of the patient’s condition. Therefore the frequency of usage of this medication will vary from person to person. It is advised to follow the proper prescription of the doctor, directed according to the patient's condition.

Ques: Should I use Flucan 200 MG Capsule empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is advised to be consumed orally. The salts involved in this medication react properly if it is taken after having food. If you take it on an empty stomach, it might upset the stomach. Please consult the doctor before using it.

Ques: What are the instructions for the storage and disposal of Flucan 200 MG Capsule?

Ans: This medication contains salts which are suitable to store only at room temperature, as keeping this medication above or below that, can cause an inadequate effect. Protect it from moisture and light. Keep this medication away from the reach of children.
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