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Fluka 150 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Cipla Ltd
Medicine composition: Fluconazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: July 24, 2019

Belonging to the drug group known as triazole antifungals, this medication 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.

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)

The medication is helpful against the following conditions:

  • Oropharyngeal Candidiasis

  • Esophageal Candidiasis

  • Cryptococcal Meningitis

  • Vaginal Candidiasis

  • Urinary Tract Infection

  • Peritonitis

  • Candidemia

  • Prophylaxis Of Infections In Special Population

  • Allergy

  • QT Interval prolonging drugs

Common side effects of this medicine are:

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medication lasts for an average of 30 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The effect of this medication can be observed within 1-2 hours of administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Pregnant women must consult doctor before consuming this medication.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Breastfeeding women should consult doctor before using this medication.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Fluka 150 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    The missed dose can be taken as soon as you remember.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Inform your doctor immediately if you are experiencing symptoms of overdose.

This medication decreases 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

    Disease

    Patients suffering from liver/kidney disease and QT prolongation should exercise caution.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Medicine

    The medication interacts with alprazolam, atorvastatin, cisapride, clopidogrel, erythromycin, warfarin and tretinoin.

Ques: What is Fluka 150 MG Tablet?

Ans: This medication belongs to the class of antifungal drugs. It works by killing fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane.

Ques: What are the uses of Fluka 150 MG Tablet?

Ans: This tablet is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions like oropharyngeal candidiasis, esophageal candidiasis, cryptococcal meningitis, vaginal candidiasis, etc.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Fluka 150 MG Tablet?

Ans: Headache, nausea and, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, skin rash, etc are common side effects.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Fluka 150 MG Tablet?

Ans: This tablet should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets.

Ques: Is Fluka 150 MG Tablet safe to use when pregnant?

Ans: This medication is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary.

Ques: Will Fluka 150 MG Tablet be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: No, taking higher than the recommended dose of this medicine can lead to increased chances of side effects.
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About Fluka 150 MG Tablet
What are the uses of Fluka 150 MG Tablet
What are the contraindications of Fluka 150 MG Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Fluka 150 MG Tablet ?
Key highlights of Fluka 150 MG Tablet
What are the substitutes for Fluka 150 MG Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Fluka 150 MG Tablet ?
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