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Syscan 150 MG Capsule

Manufacturer: Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Fluconazole
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: April 12, 2019

Belonging to the drug group known as triazole antifungals, Syscan 150 MG Capsule 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.

Syscan 150 MG Capsule 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 Syscan 150 MG Capsule 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

    Syscan 150 MG Capsule is used to treat fungal infection in the mouth.
  • Esophageal Candidiasis

    Syscan 150 MG Capsule is used to treat fungal infection in throat and neck.
  • Cryptococcal Meningitis

    Syscan 150 MG Capsule is used to treat meningitis caused by a group of fungi of Cryptococcus strain.
  • Vaginal Candidiasis

    Syscan 150 MG Capsule is used to treat yeast infection in the female genital organ.
  • Urinary tract infection

    Syscan 150 MG Capsule is used to treat fungal infections of the urinary tract.
  • Peritonitis

    Syscan 150 MG Capsule is used to treat fungal infection in the abdomen.
  • Candidemia

    Syscan 150 MG Capsule is used to treat fungal infection of the male genital organ.
  • Prophylaxis of Infections in Special Population

    Fungal infections in people who are undergoing a chemotherapy or having AIDS can prevent themselves by the use of Syscan 150 MG Capsule.
  • Allergy

    Syscan 150 MG Capsule is not recommended for use if you have a known allergy to this medicine.
  • QT Interval prolonging drugs

    Syscan 150 MG Capsule is not recommended for co-administration with drugs that are known to cause specific changes in heart rhythm.
  • headache

    Syscan 150 MG Capsule can cause headache in some patients.
  • Nausea and vomiting

    Syscan 150 MG Capsule can cause stomach discomforts like nausea and vomiting in some patients.
  • Abdominal pain

    Syscan 150 MG Capsule can cause stomach cramps and pain in some patients.
  • diarrhea

    Syscan 150 MG Capsule can cause loose stools which might have light or clay like appearance.
  • Skin rash.

    Syscan 150 MG Capsule can cause itchy skin with hives and rashes in some patients.
  • QT Prolongation

    Syscan 150 MG Capsule in rare cases can cause abnormalities in the heart rhythm.
  • Alopecia

    Syscan 150 MG Capsule can cause reversible hair loss in some patients.
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet

    Syscan 150 MG Capsule 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 Syscan 150 MG Capsule , 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.

Syscan 150 MG Capsule decreases ergosterol production by disrupting the activity of cytochrome P450, inhibiting the formation of the cell membrane of susceptible fungi like Candida and Micosporum.

Ques: What is Syscan 150 MG Capsule?

Ans: Syscan 150 mg capsule is a medication which has Fluconazole as an active ingredient present in it. This medicine performs its action by obstructing the growth of fungi and yeast in the bacterial cell membrane. It is used to avoid Cryptococcal Meningitis, Urinary Tract Infection and Esophageal Candidiasis symptoms. Syscan 150 mg capsule is used to treat conditions such as Vaginal Candidiasis and Candidemia.

Ques: What are the uses of Syscan 150 MG Capsule?

Ans: Syscan 150 mg capsule is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like Cryptococcal Meningitis, Urinary Tract Infection and Esophageal Candidiasis. Besides these, it can also be used to treat conditions like Vaginal Candidiasis and Candidemia. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Syscan 150 mg capsule to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Syscan 150 MG Capsule?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Syscan 150 mg capsule. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These include QT prolongation, diarrhea, headache, indigestion and nausea. Apart from these, using Syscan 150 mg capsule may further lead to vomiting, anemia, skin rashes and aminotransferase. If any of these symptoms occur often or on daily basis, a doctor should be urgently consulted.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Syscan 150 MG Capsule?

Ans: Syscan 150 mg capsule should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. A doctor should be consulted regarding the dosage of Syscan 150 mg capsule. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects.
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