Flucoric 50 mg. 7 capsules
The active ingredient of the capsules - fluconazole is an antifungal medicine. Anti-fungal agents help the body fight infections caused by fungi / yeast.
Flucoric 50 mg. 7 capsules
What is the prescribed medicine?
Your medicine is called Fluocoric Capsules 50 mg and 150 mg (Fluconazole Capsules). Fluconic Capsules 50 mg are hard gelatin white capsules with blue cap. Fluconic Capsules 150 mg are hard gelatin blue-blue capsules with blue cap. The active ingredient of the capsules - fluconazole is an antifungal medicine. Anti-fungal agents help the body fight infections caused by fungi / yeast. The capsules also contain the following excipients: lactose monohydrate, corn starch, colloidal silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulphate.
How is Flucoric Capsules available?
Fluconic Capsules 50 mg are available in cartons of 7 capsules.
Fluconic Capsules 150 mg are available in cartons of 1 capsule.
The Marketing Authorization Holder of Fluconic Capsules (Fluconazole Capsules) are:
Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited, Devika Towers, Nehru Place, New Delhi- 100019, India.
What is Fluconic Capsules used for?
Fluconazole serves to treat infections caused by fungi / yeast. The most common cause of fungal infections is Candida yeast. Some of these infections are:
- oral or throat infections (thrush or inflammation of the lining)
- skin infections (for example, "athletic foot", ringworm / tapeworm)
- Candida-induced (systemic) infections (eg infections of the bloodstream, urinary tract, lungs or other internal organs)
- internal (systemic) infections caused by fungi called Cryptococcus (eg meningitis and skin and lung infections)
- Candida-induced genital infections including vaginal candidiasis or candidal balanitis (inflammation of the penis and / or adjacent skin)
Also Fluconic Capsules may be given to you in the following cases:
- to prevent fungal infection (if your immune system is weakened)
- to prevent the resumption of fungal cryptococcal infection (in AIDS patients)
Before you take this medicine
Make sure it's safe for you to take Fluocoric Capsules. Read the following questions carefully.
Have you ever had an allergic reaction to antifungal preparations such as azole or to any of the capsule excipients? (Allergic reaction may include rash, itching, swelling or difficulty in breathing)
* Are you pregnant, do you intend to become pregnant?
* Are you breast-feeding at the moment?
Do you have kidney / liver disease?
* Are you suffering from some form of cancer?
* Are you sick with AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)?
Do you take terfenadine (an antihistamine) or cisapride (used for some digestive problems)?
* Do you take any other medicine, especially any of the following?
- warfarin or coumarin preparation (blood thinners / anticoagulants)
- oral sulfonylureas such as chlorpropamide, glibenclamide, glipizide or tolbutamide (used to control diabetes)
- diuretics, such as hydrochlorothiazide (used to treat fluid retention and high blood pressure)
- benzodiazepines (such as midazolam used as a sedative)
- phenytoin (a medicine for epilepsy)
- rifampicin or rifabutin (antibiotics)
- ciclosporin or tacrolimus (used to model the immune response)
- theophylline (anti-asthma)
- astemizole (antihistamine preparation)
- zidovudine, also known as AZT (used in HIV-infected patients)
If you answer "YES" to at least one of the questions above or are unsure tell your doctor or pharmacist. If you have been told that you need blood tests, tell your doctor first that you are taking this medicine.
When, how and how many fluconic capsules to take?
Take your medicine as directed by your doctor. Check the prescription of how many capsules and how often you take it. Please read the package leaflet carefully. Your pharmacist or doctor may help if you are not sure.
Fluconazole capsules should only be taken orally. Take the capsules with water. You can take this medicine before, during or after a meal.
The usual dosage of this medicine for the different types of infections is given below:
Mucosal infection of the mouth 50-100 mg once daily 7-14 days
Infection of the lining of the throat or elsewhere 50-100 mg once daily 14-30 days
Fungal infection of the skin 50 mg once daily 2-4 weeks
"Athletic foot" may require treatment lasting up to 6 weeks
internal (systemic) fungal infections caused by Candida 400 mg on the first day, followed by 200-400 mg once daily
internal (systemic) fungal infections caused by Cryptococcus 400 mg on the first day, followed by 200-400 mg once daily 6-8 weeks
to prevent fungal infection (if your immune system is weakened) 50-400 mg daily while at risk of infection -
From 4 weeks to 15 years old Infections of mucous membranes Internal (systemic) fungal infections caused by Candida or Cryptococcus 3 mg / kg once daily 6-12 mg / kg once daily
Prevention of fungal infection 3-12 mg / kg once daily while there is a risk of infection
2-4 weeks old The same doses as above but given once every 2 days. Maximum dose 12 mg / kg every 2 days.
Less than 2 weeks old The same doses as above but given once every 3 days. Maximum dose of 12 mg / kg every 3 days.
Fluconazole capsules may not be a suitable dosage form in younger children; in this age group it is recommended to administer the same drug, but in the form of a suspension or injection (intravenous).
Children should not exceed a maximum daily dose of 400 mg.
The use of fluconazole for the treatment of Candida genital infections in children under 16 years of age is not recommended.
Patients with kidney problems
Your doctor may change the dosage depending on how your kidneys work.
Sometimes the doctor may prescribe a dose other than those listed above. Follow the instructions given in the prescription, what dose to take or give to your child. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
You should take Flucoric Capsules for as long as your doctor has told you. It is important not to stop taking when you feel better, as the infection can be resumed in this case.
If you miss a dose, take the dose as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the forgotten dose and return to the usual dose schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose. It is best to take the medicine at the same time each day; this will help you remember to take the medicine regularly.
Do not take more medicine than your doctor has told you. If you have taken too much, contact your doctor immediately; take the capsules or the medicine box to show the doctor if possible.
While you are taking your medicine
Do not take any other medicines (including prescription medicines) before you are advised to do so with your doctor.
AIDS patients should be warned that they are more prone to skin reactions to many drugs, including fluconazole.
What side effects may occur?
As with all other medicines, fluconazole capsules rarely cause side effects in some patients.
Some patients may experience an allergic reaction to this medicine. Stop taking the medicine and consult your doctor immediately if you get rash, hives, itching or shortness of breath. In very rare cases, the allergic reaction may include swelling of the face, eyelids, lips, tongue and / or throat (difficulty in breathing), fainting, swelling of the blood vessels of the skin and severe skin reactions such as blisters, inflammation or ulcers. If you get any of the symptoms listed above, tell your doctor immediately.
Common side effects that may occur but do not require medical attention unless they become prolonged or discomfort to the patient are: nausea, stomach discomfort or stomach pain, shortness of breath, vomiting, diarrhea, headache and skin rash.
Rarely, the following side effects have occurred in patients taking fluconazole, which may not be due to itching, vomiting, convulsions, changes in blood / liver function / urine and other biochemical tests, liver toxicity (including jaundice) , severe skin reactions, hair loss, dizziness, facial swelling and altered taste. In very rare cases, changes may occur in some blood cells or other blood counts, resulting in abnormal bleeding or increased bleeding tenderness, sore throat and frequent infections. If you get any of the above, tell your doctor.
If you notice any side effects not mentioned in this leaflet, or if you are unsure about the effects of this medicine, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Fluconazole capsules have no effect on the ability to drive and work with machines.
How to store your medicine
Do not take fluconazole capsules after the expiry date stated on the package!
Keep the capsules in the original package at temperatures below 25 ° C, protect from moisture.
If your doctor says you should stop taking the capsules, please return them to the pharmacist. Keep the capsules only if your doctor tells you to do so.
THE MEDICINAL PRODUCT TO BE STORED OUT OF THE REACH AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN, IF NECESSARY FOR CHILDREN.
REMEMBER: This medicine is for you. Only a doctor can prescribe it. Never give it to others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are similar to yours.