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Fungicide 200 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Ketoconazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

This medication helps in the treatment of fungal and yeast infections of the body. It belongs to the drug group known as azole antifungals. The medication prevents the growth of various types of fungi by disrupting the production of the membranes that surround the fungal cells. The dosage and duration of taking this tablet is decided by your doctor depending on your age, weight, medical history and current condition.

There are certain aspects that need to be considered before taking this medicine:

  • Ensure not to take this drug if you have had an allergic reaction to it.
  • Avoid alcohol under the course of this medication
  • Your doctor must be informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding a baby.

This medicine is prescribed for the following conditions:

  • Allergy

  • QT Interval prolonging drugs

Some of the side effects that may be observed in patients are:

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medication lasts for an average duration of 8 hours.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of this medication is observed in 1 to 2 hours.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary.
  • Is it habit forming?

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

    This medication is not recommended for use during breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Fungicide 200 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. If it is time for the next dosage then the missed dose can be skipped.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

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

The drug is an antifungal. It works by inhibiting the synthesis of ergosterol which is a important component of fungi cell membrane by inhibiting cytochrome P-450 dependent enzyme lanosterol 14α-demethylase responsible for the conversion of lanosterol to ergosterol, thus helps in inhibiting the growth of the organism.

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

    Ethanol

    Consumption of alcohol is not recommended if you are taking this medicine. It may increase the risk of dizziness and fainting. Avoid performing activities that need mental alertness like operating machinery or driving a vehicle.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Disease

    Disease

    Patients suffering from liver and kidney disease should use some other safer alternative.

Ques: What is Fungicide 200 MG Tablet?

Ans: Fungicide tablet is a medication which has Ketoconazole as an active element present in it.

Ques: What are the uses of Fungicide 200 MG Tablet?

Ans: It is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Blastomycosis, Chromomycosis and Coccidioidomycosis.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Fungicide 200 MG Tablet?

Ans: Blurred vision, Chest pain, Dizziness, Fast heartbeat, Headache, Increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight, Pale skin, Yellow-colored eyes or skin, Joint pain, Skin rash, Diarrhea, Hair loss or thinning of the hair, and Skin irritation are possible side-effects which may occur.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Fungicide 200 MG Tablet?

Ans: Fungicide should be kept in a cool dry place and in its original packaging. Make sure this medication remains unreachable to children and pets.
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About Fungicide 200 MG Tablet
What are the uses of Fungicide 200 MG Tablet
What are the contraindications of Fungicide 200 MG Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Fungicide 200 MG Tablet ?
Key highlights of Fungicide 200 MG Tablet
What are the substitutes for Fungicide 200 MG Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Fungicide 200 MG Tablet ?
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