Forcan 50 mg 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.
Forcan 50 mg 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 Forcan 50 mg 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 Forcan 50 mg
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. Forcan 50 mg 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 fungal infection of the mouth caused by the fungus Candida albicans. Forcan 50 mg is used to treat this condition.
- Oesophageal Candidiasis
Oesophageal candidiasis is the fungal infection of the oesophagus (food pipe). It may cause swelling, dry mouth, difficulty in swallowing, etc. This condition commonly occurs in individuals with decreased immunity. Forcan 50 mg is used to treat Oesophageal candidiasis.
- Cryptococcal Meningitis
Cryptococcal meningitis is a rare infection that affects the meninges, delicate membranes covering the brain and spinal cord. It is caused by a group of cryptococcal fungi. Forcan 50 mg is used to treat Cryptococcal meningitis.
- Vaginal Candidiasis
Vaginal candidiasis is a yeast infection in the female genital organs causing pain, itching, and burning sensation with unusual discharge. Forcan 50 mg is used to treat this condition.
- Fungal Urinary Tract Infection
Fungal urinary tract infection is an infection in any part of the urinary system i.e. the kidneys, bladder, or urethra caused by Candida species. Forcan 50 mg Capsule is used to treat urinary tract infections caused by fungi.
How Forcan 50 mg work
Forcan 50 mg 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 Forcan 50 mg . 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 Forcan 50 mg.
Major & minor side effects for Forcan 50 mg
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Abdominal pain
- Skin rash
- Hair loss
- Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
Warnings for special population
Forcan 50 mg is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it may harm your foetus. Hence, consult your doctor if you are pregnant.
Forcan 50 mg is reported to be safe for use while breastfeeding. However, take this medicine only upon your doctor’s recommendation.
1.Can Forcan 50 mg be taken with oral contraceptives (OCPs) or birth control pills?
Forcan 50 mg 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 Forcan 50 Tablet inform your doctor if you are taking birth control pills.
2.Can Forcan 50 mg cause hair loss?
Forcan 50 mg may cause hair loss as a rare side effect. If during the treatment you experience hair loss, inform your doctor.
3.Is Forcan 50 mg effective?
Yes, Forcan 50 mg Tablet 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 Forcan 50 mg Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.
4.Is Forcan 50 mg Tablet fungistatic or fungicidal?
Forcan 50 Tablet 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 Forcan 50 mg Tablet treat urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Forcan 50 mg Tablet 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 Forcan 50 mg Tablet with alcohol?
Yes, Forcan 50 mg Tablet 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 Forcan 50 Tablet to avoid any side effects and get the maximum benefit of Forcan 50 Tablet.
7.What if I forget to take a dose of Forcan 50 mg Tablet?
If you have missed a dose of Forcan 50 Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.
8.Can I take Forcan 50 Tablet for yeast infection?
Yes, Forcan 50 Tablet can be used for the treatment of yeast (candidal) infection. However, if you think you are suffering from a yeast infection, consult your doctor. This is because proper diagnosis is required before starting any therapy.
9.Is Forcan 50 Tablet a steroid?
No, Forcan 50 Tablet is not a steroid. Forcan 50 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.