Fluka 150 mg Capsule is used to treat fungal infections of the mouth, throat, vagina, and other parts of the body including fingernails and toenails. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane thereby stopping the growth of fungi.
Fluka 150 mg Capsule should be taken in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. It should be swallowed whole and can be taken with or without food. The dosage and length of treatment will depend on the condition you are being treated for. Sometimes this will be in cycles of use and non-use.
To get the most benefit, take this medicine at evenly spaced times and continue using it until your prescription is finished, even if your symptoms disappear after a few days. If you stop treatment too early, the infection may return and if you miss doses you can increase your risk of infections that are resistant to further treatment. Tell your doctor if the infection does not get better or if it gets worse. Avoid taking antacid treatments within one hour before or two hours after you take it.
The most common side effects of this medicine include stomach pain, headache, and nausea. You could ask your doctor about ways of preventing or reducing these effects. Stop taking medicine and inform your doctor if you notice signs of an allergic reaction such as rash, swelling of the lips, throat, or face, swallowing or breathing problems, dizziness, and nausea.
Do not take Fluka 150 mg Capsule if you are pregnant unless your doctor has told you to. Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart failure, a weak immune system (including HIV/AIDS), kidney problems, or liver problems such as yellow skin (jaundice). This medicine may not be suitable for you. If your course of treatment is for more than a month, your doctor may monitor your liver function. This medicine may make you dizzy so do not drive or operate machines until it is safe.
How to use Fluka 150 mg Capsule
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
What is it prescribed for?
- Oropharyngeal Candidiasis
Oropharyngeal candidiasis is a type of fungal infection that occurs in your mouth and throat. Fluka 150 mg Capsule is used to treat oropharyngeal candidiasis.
- Oesophageal Candidiasis
Oesophageal candidiasis is a fungal infection in your oesophagus (food pipe). It may cause dry mouth, swelling, difficulty in swallowing, etc. It is used to treat Oesophageal candidiasis.
- Cryptococcal Meningitis
Cryptococcal meningitis is a serious infection that affects your meninges (delicate membranes covering your brain and spinal cord). Fluka 150 mg Capsule is used to treat Cryptococcal meningitis.
- Vaginal Candidiasis
Vaginal candidiasis is a fungal infection that causes pain, itching, and burning sensation with unusual discharge from the vagina (female sex organ and birth canal). Fluka 150 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of vaginal candidiasis.
- Fungal Urinary Tract Infection
Fungal urinary tract infection is an infection in any part of your urinary system i.e. the kidneys, bladder, or urethra caused by Candida species. Fluka 150 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of urinary tract infections caused by fungi.
Peritonitis is a swelling of the peritoneum (a membrane that lines the inner abdominal walls and covers your abdominal organs) caused by either bacteria or fungi. This results in severe pain in the abdomen, nausea, fever, etc. Fluka 150 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of peritonitis caused by fungi.
Candidemia is a fungal infection of the blood and is caused by Candida species of fungi. Fluka 150 mg Capsule is used in the treatment of candidemia.
- Prophylaxis of Infections in Special Population
Fluka 150 mg Capsule is used to prevent the risk of fungal infection in people receiving chemotherapy (the use of medicines to destroy cancer cells), or after a bone marrow transplantation (treatment to replace the bone marrow with healthy cells).
Benefites of Fluka 150 mg Capsule
In Treatment of Fungal infections
Fluka 150 mg Capsule is an antifungal medicine. It works by killing and stopping the growth of fungi that causes the infection. It helps treat infections of the mouth, throat, vagina, and other parts of the body.
The dose and duration of treatment will depend on what you are being treated for. Make sure you complete the full course of treatment. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning.
How Fluka 150 mg Capsule works
Fluka 150 Tablet is an antifungal medication. It kills and stops the growth of the fungi by destroying its cell membrane, thereby treating your skin infection.
Try not to skip a dose of Fluka 150 mg Capsule. Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double the dose to compensate for a missed one.
Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor. Contact your doctor if you suspect an overdose with Fluka 150 mg Capsule.
Major & minor side effects for Fluka 150 mg Capsule
- Nausea and vomiting
- Stomach pain
- Hair loss
- Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
- Take Fluka 150 mg Capsule as instructed by your doctor. Do not crush, break or chew the tablet. Avoid taking more than the recommended dose.
- Avoid driving or operating machines if you feel dizzy or lightheaded after takingFluka 150 mg Capsule .
- Consult your doctor if your condition does not improve after few days or if it worsens.
1.Can Fluka 150 mg Capsule be taken with oral contraceptives (OCPs) or birth control pills?
Fluka 150 mg Capsule has been reported to have a minor interaction when taken with estradiol (a component of oral contraceptives). It can increase the level or effect of estradiol when given along with it. Before starting the treatment with Fluka 150 mg Capsule inform your doctor if you are taking birth control pills.
2.Can Fluka 150 mg Capsule cause hair loss?
Fluka 150 mg Capsule may cause hair loss as a rare side effect. If during the treatment you experience hair loss, inform your doctor.
3.Is Fluka 150 mg Capsule effective?
Yes, Fluka 150 mg Capsule is effective when used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Fluka 150 Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
4.Is Fluka 150 mg Capsule fungistatic or fungicidal?
Fluka 150 mg Capsule is primarily fungistatic which means it controls the growth of fungus). However, it may also act as a fungicidal (kills fungus) medicine against certain organisms, specifically Cryptococcus in a dose-dependent manner, specifically Cryptococcus.
5.Does Fluka 150 mg Capsule treat urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Fluka 150 mg Capsule is used to treat urinary tract infections (UTI) caused mainly by Candida. However, bacteria growth can also cause UTI in some cases. If you are suffering from UTI, please consult your doctor as the cause of infection (fungal or bacterial, or other) needs to be identified before the start of any treatment.
6.Can I take Fluka 150 mg Capsule with alcohol?
Yes, Fluka 150 mg Capsule can be taken with alcohol. No interactions have been reported between the two. However, it is better to consult your doctor on the use of alcohol before taking Fluka 150 Tablet to avoid any side effects and get the maximum benefit of Fluka 150 Tablet.