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Flucos 0.3 % Powder

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)
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.
Urinary Tract Infection
Flucos 0.3 % Powder is used to treat fungal infections of the urinary tract.
Peritonitis
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.
Allergy
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.
Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Flucos 0.3 % Powder, and hence can be used as its substitute.
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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United States
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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.

Popular Questions & Answers

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
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 have a problem of eyebrow hair losing. Slightly I pull the hair it will came lose. How to control this. Or any disease.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS - Counselling and Psychotherapy
Ayurveda, Jammu
I have a problem of eyebrow hair losing. Slightly I pull the hair it will came lose. How to control this. Or any dise...
HELLO lybrate-user do you had ever used any cosmetic which has caused this, you can take amla churan with saptamrit loah it will really help you.

Hi Doctors, I am 33 years old male I have skin problem and my mom is also suffering from same skin infection. I don't know what it is its on my knees, waist, sit, under legs, and its very itching. I visit skin doctor in my area he gives following medicine Tb I-tyza 100 mg 7 days Tab xyzal 5 mg 10 days Flucort-N cream Flucos Powder It's giving temporary relief but it's after completion of above course its spreading again. Its now infecting to my wife 28 age my daughter 6 age and son 2 year also. Please HELP. WHAT I DO?

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi Doctors, I am 33 years old male I have skin problem and my mom is also suffering from same skin infection.
I don't...
Hello Lybrate user, I being homoeopath can suggest some medication in homoeopathy. Your present distress is due to over weight about 25 kg, approx for want of free passage of air to covered parts of yours. At the same time it might be heriditery, too. Tk, plenty of water to hydrate your skin, Tk apples, carrots,milk, spinach,kale, almonds,walnuts. Go for meditation to reduce your stress and to nourish your body to allow your skin glowing & trouble free. Tk homoeo medicine to get relief from fungal infection: @ Graphitis 200-6 pills, wkly. Avoid, junk food, caffiene,nicotine, alcohol ,pizza, burger,cookies. Go for reducing your weight ,please Report fortnightly, Your feedback is solicited, Tk care.
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Started as Itchiness in the groin area since one & half months. Applied surfaz-SN ,Quadriderm ,was of no use. Took Flucos 200 orally for 2 week (once a week) and applied Ring gard twice daily. Has reduced but not completely. Still continuing medicine. Advise homeopathic medicine to get rid completely. Thanks.

B.Sc. - Dietitics / Nutrition, Nutrition Certification,Registered Dietitian
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi
Started as Itchiness in the groin area since one & half months. Applied surfaz-SN ,Quadriderm ,was of no use. Took Fl...
The condition you are suffering from is called jock itch. Jock itch is a very common groin rash. Roughly half of jock itch is due to fungus. The remainder is caused by moisture, irritation, and bacterial overgrowth. In most cases, jock itch can be treated at home effectively. You can try the following remedies to get rid of the infection: 1. Apply over-the-counter antifungal cream, powder, or spray to the affected area - our best options include Lamisil, Lotrimin Ultra, and/or Naftin. These are more expensive, but they will get rid of jock itch faster. Prefer Lotrimin Ultra which contains Butenafine Hydrochloride over regular Lotrimin AF which just contains clotrimazole. Studies have shown Butenafine can be faster and more effective than clotrimazole. You can also purchase cheaper creams containing clotrimazole or miconazole. These will take a little longer to work, but they will effectively wipe out jock itch. 2. Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and warm water. 3. Dry the affected area thoroughly after bathing and exercise. 4. Change clothes and undergarments every day. 5. Wear loose cotton clothing. Avoid wearing any clothing that rubs or irritates your crotch. 6. Treat any other fungal infections, such as athlete?s foot. Doing this will decrease the risk for recurrence.

Actually I have some skin problem. There are some round red rashes on my left leg. Etching is also happens. What should I do. I think it's spreading also. What should I do doctor.

CIDESCO, DGA, DBT, DBC, MBBS
Trichologist, Mumbai
Actually I have some skin problem. There are some round red rashes on my left leg. Etching is also happens. What shou...
Hello it must be some skin infection. Try to keep the area dry n clean. Get urself check for blood suger levels. It ll better if you send pic. You can use flucos gel two times per day for 10 days. Flucos dusting powder 2-3 times per day. Flucort c ointment two times per day for 7 days (keep a gap of 10-15 between flucos gel n flucort ointment) if itching is more apply alokem gel + calamine lotion, mix both n apply 2-3 times per day. Tab prugo 25 mg two times per day for 7 days. Drink 2-3 lit of water, include green leafy vegetables, fresh fruits n juices in. Your diet. Daily exercise of 45 min is must. Thanx.
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Popular Health Tips

Know More About Fungal Infections

MD - Dermatology, MBBS
Dermatologist, Delhi
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Ways to prevent Fungal infections

Hi friends. I am Dr. Rohit Batra, from Derma World Skin and Hair Clinics in Rajouri Garden and New Rajendra Nagar. And today we’re going to talk about fungal infections, or as you all call, jock itch . It is becoming very prevalent in our society where both men and women are suffering from itching in rural areas and other body parts. No matter what you have been using, it doesn’t go. The reason behind that is, just like the fungus grows on your bread in the household and the bread lies in a hot and humid climate, fungus can grow on your body, especially in inter tribulus area or the pores of the body, because it finds sugar that is available in our body, sweat, and there is no aeration in these areas which remain closed, so fungus can grow there rapidly.

Now because people have been using all sort of OTC products that are available in the chemist without going to a dermatologist, then they apply these creams, which most of them contain steroids. Till the time you are applying these creams, the symptoms vanish, the itching goes away, but only to come back as soon as you stop these creams. So if you are having a fungal infection in any of these body parts, it’s better to go to a dermatologist and get rid of it for once and al, otherwise if you keep applying these creams, the fungus keeps on growing in the body, affects other areas, and can give rise to a very massive fungal infection.

The various creams that are available as an OTC product should not be used, because they just control the symptoms and not the cause. If you want to get treated for your fungal infections, you need to visit a dermatologist. You need to take the course for two to three weeks for oral antifungals, something like terbinafine, something like itraconazole or fluconazole, along with few creams containing other aliconazole, and once this thing goes off, one should take care that while you are bathing, you should make sure that after bathing you dry yourself properly, you don’t use wet clothes.

If you are going out for any sort of sport of you are going for gymming, or you are going for running, make sure these clothes, which get drenched, are not worn without getting them washed properly. And once you use a towel for more than two days, it should be properly washed, and should be dried in sun, and then only used. Such things are becoming very prevalent in our society, and families are being affected with fungal infections. So don’t share your clothes, don’t share your towels, and make sure that you don’t spread these infections to your family.

So if you are suffering from any sort of fungal infection, maybe it’s jock itch, tinea floris, tinea corporis, visit us. You can either visit us through our Lybrate profile, or you can call us on Derma World Skin and Hair Clinics in New Rajendra Nagar, or Rajouri Garden, and we can help you get rid of this fungal infection for once and all. Happy healing.

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Candida Skin Infection - How It Can Be Managed?

MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy, MBBS
Dermatologist, Chennai
Candida Skin Infection - How It Can Be Managed?

Fungal infection of the skin and mucous membranes is very common. The most common species of fungus causing these infections is Candida albicans. They are present in abundance in the skin and mucous membranes and have a protective function. However, when immunity is compromised, these grow to a significant number and infection results. Some of the most common candida infections and ways to manage them are outlined below.

Athlete’s foot, nail fungal infections, diaper rash, jock itch, oral thrush, and vaginal yeast infections are the most common candida skin infections. Though they can occur anywhere, they are most common in the intertriginous areas, where two skins come in close contact, like the groin area, the armpits, the corners of the mouth, area between the toes and between the fingers. Sweat and mucous facilitate their growth further, as they provide a moist environment for their growth.

In addition, poor hygiene, hot/humid weather, and constricting clothing can lead to increased chances of developing candida infections. Patient conditions like obesity, infants, diabetics, hypothyroidism, inflammatory disorders, pregnancy, damp weather, and immunosuppressed conditions like AIDs are definite risk factors. Identifying the infection is the biggest step towards treatment. There could be rashes, patches, flaking, cracks, soreness, and erythema, white or red lesions in the mouth or genital area.

Management:

A little precaution can help in preventing infections and there are definitely ways to treat the condition also.
If someone is immunosuppressed or has other predisposing factors, it is advisable to take precautions as listed below to avoid candida infections.

  1. Keep the intertriginous areas clean, could be by bathing more frequently or using sponge baths
  2. Wear loose clothing so the skin in the areas like groynes and armpits are not irritated
  3. Diaper skin management
  4. Keep the toenails and feet area clean
  5. During pregnancy, wear loose clothing and dry thoroughly after showers to avoid infection
  6. Frequently change inner garments and socks
  7. During warm weather, wear open-toed footwear so there is adequate aeration
  8. Take supplements like multivitamins to maintain good immunity levels

Treatment:

While treatment of one-off candida infections is not uncommon, people who are prone to recurrent infections need more stringent management. In one off infections, topical anti fungal agents like lotions, powder, ointments or creams are sufficient. These could contain anti fungal agents like ketoconazole or fluconazole. It is important that these stay in touch with the skin surface for about 10 to 15 minutes.

In moderately severe infections, a course of oral anti fungal agent is used, sometimes for up to 2 weeks depending on the severity of the symptoms. IV anti fungal agents may be used in more severe and widespread cases like seen in AIDS patients. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Dermatologist.

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Inflammation of The Vagina - Could it be Vaginitis?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Advanced Infertility
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Inflammation of The Vagina - Could it be Vaginitis?

Vaginitis is the inflammation of one’s vagina accompanied by pain during intercourse, mild vaginal bleeding, painful urination, vaginal itching or a considerable change in the amount, odor and color of the vaginal discharge.
Causes:
1. A certain level of bacteria is normally found in one’s vagina (lactobacilli). Now if this count is outnumbered by the other bacteria (anaerobes), the balance in the vagina gets disrupted giving rise to bacterial vaginosis. Such kind of vaginitis usually stems from sexual intercourse with multiple sex partners.
2. Yeast infection occurs due to an overgrowth of fungal organisms in one’s vagina, especially Candida Albicans.
3. Trichomoniasis caused by the one celled microscopic parasite ‘Trichomonas Vaginalis’ generally spreads through sexual intercourse with an infected partner. The condition also makes one vulnerable to various sexually transmitted infections.
4. Spermicidal products, scented detergents, perfumed soaps, douches, vaginal sprays or foreign objects such as tampons that were not taken out or tissue paper might trigger allergic reactions or irritation in the vaginal tissues.
5. Surgical removal of the ovaries or reduced estrogen count after menopause might cause thinning of the vaginal lining, thereby resulting in vaginal burning, dryness or irritation.


Treatments:
1. For Bacterial vaginosis, your doctor might advise the application of clindamycin cream or metronidazole gel as well as metronidazole tablets which are to be taken orally.
2. Yeast infections might be treated with an anti-fungal suppository or cream, for instance, tioconazole, butoconazole, clotrimazole or miconazole. Oral medication, such as fluconazole is also administered to treat the same.
3. Metronidazole or tinidazole tablets are prescribed for Trichomoniasis.
4. Estrogen in the form of rings, tablets or vaginal creams is effective in treating low estrogen level after menopause.
5. For non-infectious vaginitis primarily caused by objects, such as tampons, sanitary napkins, laundry detergent or new soap, it is essential to pinpoint the source of the irritation and avoid them. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.

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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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Vaginal Discharge - Complications and Risks Associated with it

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Advanced Infertility
Gynaecologist, Mumbai
Vaginal Discharge -  Complications and Risks Associated with it

Vaginal discharge is a normal physiological phenomenon, in which the consistency of vaginal discharge varies throughout the cycle. Healthy vaginal discharge is clear or white in colour, with normal and non-offensive odour. Sometimes right before menstruation, your vaginal discharge may hold a brownish tinge.

The consistency of the discharge varies mostly on the hormonal changes in the body. When the levels of oestrogen are low, the cervical mucus that is liberated as discharge may be perceived as sticky and thick. When the oestrogen levels rise up, the discharge becomes wetter, more stretchy and clearer. Also, after ovulation, the consistency becomes thicker again.

When should you worry about the vaginal discharge?

  1. Greenish, greyish or absurdly brownish in colour

  2. When the discharge appears thicker than normal

  3. When the discharge is more than normal

  4. When it smells absurd like fishy or rotten meat like smell

  5. Pus like discharge

  6. White with cottage cheese like discharge

  7. When the discharge is associated with bloody discharge and burning sensation, rash or soreness.

Diseases caused by vaginal discharge

  1. Yeast Infection: The vaginal discharge is cottage cheese like and may be associated with itching of the vulva. This is also called as thrush. It can be treated easily with antifungal medications such as Fluconazole or Cotrimoxazole.

  2. Vaginitis: Yellowish offensive discharge, which may be profuse, associated with itching and abdominal pain.

  3. Trichomoniasis: This disease is asymptomatic in most cases and you may notice purulent discharge. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a gynaecologist.

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