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Composition:

Fluconazole(150.0 Mg)

Therapeutic classification:

Anti-fungal
therapy

Medical Description

Afl 150mg Tab contains Fluconazole, which is an antifungal.

Uses of Afl 150mg Tab

Fungal infections

Contraindications of Afl 150mg Tab

  • You are allergic to Fluconazole or any other ingredient of this medicine
  • You are taking medicines like Astemizole, Terfenadine, Cisapride, Pimozide, Quinidine, Erythromycin

Side effects of Afl 150mg Tab

  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Increased liver enzymes
  • Skin rash
  • Liver damage (loss of appetite, vomiting, yellowing of your skin)

Precautions and Warnings of Afl 150mg Tab

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Afl 150mg Tab during pregnancy?
A:
  • Fluconazole is unsafe during pregnancy. You should not take Fluconazole if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby. During pregnancy, it may increase the risk of miscarriage while large doses may cause severe birth defects
  • If you are taking Fluconazole, then use contraception at least for one week even after stopping the medicine

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Afl 150mg Tab while breastfeeding?
A:
Fluconazole passes into human milk. Breastfeeding can be continued after a single dose; however, if you are taking this medicine repeatedly or in high doses, breastfeeding is not recommended.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Afl 150mg Tab?
A:
  • You may experience dizziness or fits while taking this medicine
  • If you experience any of these, you should not drive or use any tools or machines while taking this medicine

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Afl 150mg Tab?
A:
Avoid excess alcohol while taking this medicine, as alcohol may worsen the side effects like dizziness.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have liver disease or kidney disease
  • You have heart diseases and irregular heart rhythm
  • You have abnormal electrolyte levels (potassium, calcium or magnesium) in your blood
  • You have severe skin reactions
  • You have adrenal insufficiency (condition where the adrenal gland does not produce sufficient steroid hormone)

Mode of Action of Afl 150mg Tab

How Does It Work?

  • It blocks the formation of the cell membrane of the fungus by inhibiting an enzyme
  • Thus the fungi stop multiplying or die because of non-formation of complete cell membrane
  • It is not effective against virus or bacteria

Interactions of Afl 150mg Tab

Interactions with other medicines

  • Serious interaction - Terfenadine, Voriconazole, Clarithromycin, Erythromycin, Ranolazine, Lomitapide, Donepezil, Pimozide and Quinidine. Never take Fluconazole with these medicines. When used with Fluconazole, these medicines can cause a life-threatening heart rhythm condition (torsades de pointes)
  • Medicines used as anaesthetic like Alfentanil, Fentanyl
  • Medicines used to treat depression like Amitriptyline, Nortriptyline
  • Blood thinners like Warfarin
  • Medicines for anxiety, like Benzodiazepines (Midazolam, Triazolam)
  • Medicines to treat fits like Phenytoin, Carbamazepine
  • Medicines for high blood pressure like Nifedipine, Isradipine, Amlodipine, Felodipine and Losartan
  • Medicines used for treating ovarian cancer (Olaparib)
  • Medicines used to prevent organ transplant rejection like Ciclosporin, Everolimus, Sirolimus or Tacrolimus
  • Medicines used for treating cancer (Vincristine, Vinblastine)
  • Medicines used for reducing high cholesterol level (Atorvastatin, Simvastatin, and Fluvastatin)
  • Medicines for treating pain and inflammation like Celecoxib, Flurbiprofen, Naproxen, Ibuprofen
  • Effect of contraceptive pills might be reduced. Addition of barrier form of contraception is needed
  • Medicines for HIV (Saquinavir)
  • Medicines to control diabetes like Chlorpropamide, Glibenclamide, Glipizide or Tolbutamide
  • Medicines to control asthma (Theophylline)
  • Medicines for treating rheumatoid arthritis (Tofacitinib)
  • Medicines to treat cystic fibrosis (Ivacaftor)
  • Diuretics like Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Medicines used to treat irregular heartbeats (Amiodarone)

Interactions with food items

This medicine can be taken with or without food.

Storage and disposal of Afl 150mg Tab

  • Do not store above 25°C
  • Keep out of the reach of children

Dosage of Afl 150mg Tab

Overdose

  • Symptoms of overdose may include feeling or seeing things that are not real (hallucination and paranoid behaviour)
  • Contact your doctor immediately in case of overdose, or rush to the nearest hospital

Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of medicine, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: What precautions should I take when using Afl 150mg Tab?

  • Tell your doctor if you are sexually active and discuss effective contraception methods
  • This medicine can make your oral contraceptive pills work less efficiently
  • Hence if you are on this medication, then use barrier methods of contraception like condoms

Q: I have cough, cold, flu, can I take Afl 150mg Tab?

A: No, flu mostly occurs due to viruses. This medicine works against fungus and not viruses. Take it only if prescribed by your doctor for the complete duration of treatment.
Last Updated on: 10 Dec 2019 | 05:13 PM (IST)

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