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Flucos 0.3 % Powder

Manufacturer: Adcock Ingram Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Fluconazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

Belonging to the drug group known as triazole antifungals, Flucos 0.3 % Powder 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.

Flucos 0.3 % Powder 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 Flucos 0.3 % Powder 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)

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

Oropharyngeal Candidiasis
Flucos 0.3 % Powder is used to treat fungal infection in the mouth.
Esophageal Candidiasis
Flucos 0.3 % Powder is used to treat fungal infection in throat and neck.
Cryptococcal Meningitis
Flucos 0.3 % Powder is used to treat meningitis caused by a group of fungi of Cryptococcus strain.
Vaginal Candidiasis
Flucos 0.3 % Powder is used to treat yeast infection in the female genital organ.
Flucos 0.3 % Powder is used to treat fungal infections of the urinary tract.
Flucos 0.3 % Powder is used to treat fungal infection in the abdomen.
Candidemia
Flucos 0.3 % Powder is used to treat fungal infection of the male genital organ.
Prophylaxis of Infections in Special Population
Flucos 0.3 % Powder is used for preventing possible fungal infections in people who are undergoing chemotherapy or have AIDS.
Flucos 0.3 % Powder is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to this medicine.
QT Interval prolonging drugs
Flucos 0.3 % Powder is not recommended for co-administration with drugs that are known to cause specific changes in heart rhythm.
In addition to its intended effect, Flucos 0.3 % Powder 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
Flucos 0.3 % Powder can cause headache in some patients.
Nausea and Vomiting Major Common
Flucos 0.3 % Powder can cause stomach discomforts like nausea and vomiting in some patients.
Abdominal pain Moderate Less Common
Flucos 0.3 % Powder can cause stomach cramps and pain in some patients.
Diarrhea Moderate Less Common
Flucos 0.3 % Powder can cause loose stools which might have light or clay like appearance.
Skin rash Moderate Less Common
Flucos 0.3 % Powder can cause itchy skin with hives and rashes in some patients.
QT Prolongation Major Rare
Flucos 0.3 % Powder in rare cases can cause abnormalities in the heart rhythm.
Alopecia Moderate Rare
Flucos 0.3 % Powder can cause reversible hair loss in some patients.
Seizures Major Rare
Flucos 0.3 % Powder can cause seizures in some patients.
Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet Moderate Less Common
Flucos 0.3 % Powder 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.
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.
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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
Flucos 0.3 % Powder 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
Flucos 0.3 % Powder 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 Flucos 0.3 % Powder 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 Flucos 0.3 % Powder 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 Flucos 0.3 % Powder while you are taking Cisapride is not recommended. Inform your doctor about the usage of Cisapride so that suitable replacement for Flucos 0.3 % Powder 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 Flucos 0.3 % Powder 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 Flucos 0.3 % Powder 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.
Flucos 0.3 % Powder decreases ergosterol production by disrupting the activity of cytochrome P450, inhibiting the formation of the cell membrane of susceptible fungi like Candida and Micosporum.
What are you using Flucos 0.3 % Powder for?
Other
How much was the improvement?
Poor
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Not taking on daily level
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Popular Questions & Answers

I am having problem of scabiz what should I do as per doctors I am takin flucos150.

MBBS, MD - Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine Specialist, Faridabad
Scabies is an itchy skin condition caused by the microscopic mite Sarcoptes scabei. It is common all over the world, and can affect anyone. Scabies spreads quickly in crowded conditions where there is frequent skin-to-skin contact between people. Hospitals, child-care centers, and nursing homes are examples. Scabies can easily infect sex partners and other household members. Sharing clothes, towels, and bedding can sometimes spread scabies. This can happen much more easily when the infested person has crusted scabies. You cannot get scabies from a pet. Pets get a different mite infection called mange. Symptoms are Pimple-like irritations or a rash Intense itching, especially at night Sores caused by scratching The infected person's clothes, bedding and towels should be washed in hot water and dried in a hot dryer. Treatment is also recommended for household members and sexual partners.Several lotions are available to treat scabies. Medicines that may be prescribed include: 5% permethrin cream: This is the most common treatment for scabies. It is safe for children as young as 1 month old and women who are pregnant.  25% benzyl benzoate lotion. 10% sulfur ointment.  10% crotamiton cream. 1% lindane lotion.

Can Flucos gel be applied on cuts on foreskin of penis? Kindly help. As some doctor suggested to apply Flucos gel on this cuts.

MD - Homeopathy, BHMS
Homeopath, Vadodara
Can Flucos gel be applied on cuts on foreskin of penis? Kindly help. As some doctor suggested to apply Flucos gel on ...
If your doctor suggested then it can be applied.. Trust your doctor...or consult the doctor whom you trust..

I am taking Flucos itz 400 SR tablet with lunch. Is there any problem if I take alcohol in the evening.

BASM, MD, MS (Counseling & Psychotherapy), MSc - Psychology, Certificate in Clinical psychology of children and Young People, Certificate in Psychological First Aid, Certificate in Positive Psychology, Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health
Psychologist, Palakkad
I am taking Flucos itz 400 SR tablet with lunch. Is there any problem if I take alcohol in the evening.
Dear Ramesh. I can understand. Flucos itz 400mg tablet sr stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering. It is generally safe to consume alcohol with Flucos Itz 400mg Tablet SR. But you could other medical conditions with which you should not consume alcohol. Do talk to your doctor before taking any such steps. Take care.

I used Flucos ointment for fungal infection which gave relief initially and is bothering me again. In the past I used Supristal and Actifed internally for the same problem. But they are not available in the shops now. Please suggest what medicine can be taken as substitutes for these two. I am not a diabetic or hypertensive.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I used Flucos ointment for fungal infection which gave relief initially and is bothering me again. In the past I used...
Hello, you are suffering with ringworm fungal infection. Ringworm is a contagious itching skin disease occurring in small circular patches, caused by any of a number of fungi. Take a single dose of tuberculinum 200ch, 5 drops, from the next day take tellurium 30, 5 drops once daily. Apply topi azadirachta ointment. Revert after 7 days.

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  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 To Deal With It!

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Kanpur
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!

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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 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!

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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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