Fulvinem 500 MG Tablet
Fulvinem 500 MG Tablet is an antifungal medication used to cure fungal infections of the hair, skin and nails. Fulvinem 500 MG Tablet works by not only preventing the fungal infection from spreading to new cells but also arrests the infection causing fungus from multiplying.
The common side effects that come with taking this drug include skin rashes, nausea, heartburn, diarrhea, dizziness, clouded thoughts, headache, signs of insomnia and numbness in various parts of the body. If these effects keep on persisting with no signs of leaving, then seek help from your doctor immediately.
This drug can cause serious effects which can prove to be fatal in the long run. These serious reactions comprise of swelling, fever, blisters, marked decrease in appetite, joint pain and constant feelings of fatigue. Should such an instance occur seek help immediately.
Certain conditions under which it is advised that you should refrain from taking this drug, if you have or are:
- Allergic to the medication.
- A history of porphyria or liver failure.
- A history of lupus.
- Pregnant, are planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
- Under any kind of medications, be it prescriptive or non-prescriptive and herbal.
- Ensure not to conceive while you are taking this drug and also for at least six months after stopping it.
- Taking hormonal pills as contraception.
The recommended dose for adults ranges between 500-1000 mg every day. Children are prescribed a low-power dose of about 125 mg depending on the height, weight and overall health. Make sure to take this drug only after you have had some food whether it is your full-fledged meal or a light snack.
Food substance in your stomach helps to absorb this drug better. In case of a missed dose, take it as soon as you recall it. If it is too late and already time for your next dose, do not overdose, skip the previous missed one entirely. In case of an instance of drug overdose contact your physician right away.
Take as directed; around-the-clock with food. Take full course of medication; do not discontinue without notifying your prescriber. Avoid alcohol while taking this drug (disulfiram reactions). Symptoms of overdose include lethargy, vertigo, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea.
Practice good hygiene measures to prevent reinfection. Frequent blood tests may be required with prolonged therapy. Report skin rash, respiratory difficulty, CNS changes (confusion, dizziness, acute headache), changes in color of stool or urine, white plaques in mouth, or worsening of condition.
The most common use of this medication is:
Fungal Infections (Tinea Strains)This medicine is used for the treatment of fungal infections of the scalp, hair, skin, toenails, crotch, thighs, skin caused by tinea strains of fungi.
How long is the duration of effect?The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 2 days.
What is the onset of action?The effect of this medicine can be observed within 4-5 hours of oral administration.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?Use of this medicine by pregnant women is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
Is it habit forming?No habit forming tendencies were reported.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Use of this medicine by women who are breastfeeding is not recommended. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative if needed.
Is It safe with alcohol?Consumption of alcohol is found to be unsafe while taking this medicine.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?This medicine might affect the alertness of the patient, thus driving must be avoided while taking this medicine.
Does this affect kidney function?This medicine is probably safe to be used in patients with kidney disease. Available limited data suggests that adjustment of dose is not required. Kindly consult your doctor before taking it.
Does this affect liver function?Caution must be taken in patient with liver disease. Adjustment of dose might be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking it.
Missed Dose instructionsTake the missed dose as soon as you remember. The missed dose can be skipped if the next scheduled dose is less than two hours away.
Overdose instructionsContact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected.
This medication works by inhibiting fungal cell wall division by disrupting the mitotic spindle structure and also interferes with DNA production. It binds to keratin present in human skin and provides temporary resistance to fungal infections.
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 Alcohol
Interaction with Lab Test
Interaction with Medicine
- Decreased effect:
- Barbiturates may decrease levels of griseofulvin
- Decreased warfarin, cyclosporine, and salicylate activity with griseofulvin
- Griseofulvin decreases oral contraceptive effectiveness
- Increased toxicity: With alcohol tachycardia and flushing
Interaction with Food
Interaction with Disease
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