Canditral 100mg Strip Of 4 Capsules
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Canditral 100mg Cap 4'S is an antifungal medicine which is prescribed for the treatment of diseases caused by various fungi and yeast. The generic name of Canditral 100mg Cap 4'S is itraconazole.
Uses of Canditral 100mg Cap 4'S
- Treatment of fungal infections
- Prevention of fungal infections in preterm babies, organ transplant recipients and individuals with the weak immune system such as AIDS
Contraindications of Canditral 100mg Cap 4'S
- Individuals having allergic reactions to itraconazole or any medicine of its class
- Individuals with liver problems
- Pregnant or breastfeeding mothers
- Individuals with irregular heartbeats
Side effects of Canditral 100mg Cap 4'S
- The common side effects of Canditral 100mg Cap 4'S are headache, vomiting, diarrhoea, stomach discomfort and rashes
- Other side effects of Canditral 100mg Cap 4'S are elevated liver enzymes along with its damage, jaundice, loss of appetite and dry mouth
- Some serious side effects of Canditral 100mg Cap 4'S are irregular heart rhythms and fits
- This medicine is known to affect adrenal glands in the body, leading to a decrease in steriod hormone levels in body. The symptoms of which include loss of weight, weakness in muscles and tiredness
Precautions and Warnings of Canditral 100mg Cap 4'S
Can I take Canditral 100mg Cap 4'S during pregnancy?
It is not considered safe to be used during pregnancy as it can cause miscarriages, and taking this medicine in large doses can cause severe birth defects.
Can I take Canditral 100mg Cap 4'S while breastfeeding?
It is not recommended to use while breastfeeding as it can pass via breast milk to the infant.
Can I drive if I have consumed Canditral 100mg Cap 4'S?
Driving should be avoided if you experience side effects like fits or dizziness after consuming the medicine.
Can I consume alcohol with Canditral 100mg Cap 4'S?
There is no reported interaction between alcohol and this medicine
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
Before starting the medicine, inform your doctor if you have kidneys, liver or heart diseases, abnormal electrolytes levels in your blood or adrenal disorder.
Mode of Action of Canditral 100mg Cap 4'S
How Does It Work?
It inhibits the formation of fungal cell membrane by obstructing the responsible enzyme. As a result, the proliferation of fungi is halted and the death of the cell membrane occurs. It is ineffective on infections caused by bacteria and virus.
Directions for Use of Canditral 100mg Cap 4'S
Always take the dosage of Canditral 100mg Cap 4'S as per the prescription of your physician. Do not alter the dose by yourself. You can confirm its usage by pharmacist. Keep yourself hydrated. Do not stop taking the medicine before your prescribed duration.
Interactions of Canditral 100mg Cap 4'S
Interactions with other medicines
Canditral 100mg Cap 4'S can react with several medicines such as terfenadine, astemizole, cisapride, quinidine, pimozide, erythromycin, rifampicin, celecoxib, voriconazole, warfarin and prednisone. Also, the effectiveness of contraceptive pills is reduced when they are administered with this medicine.
Interactions with food items
It should be taken along with food as it can increase heart burn on an empty stomach.
Other general Interactions
Individuals with kidneys, liver or heart diseases and adrenal disorder should avoid this medicine.
Storage and disposal of Canditral 100mg Cap 4'S
The medicine should be stored at cool and dry place (preferably at room temperature) away from sunlight, heat, moisture and children, Discard the medicine as soon as it passes its expiry date via standard methods advised by your physician.
Dosage of Canditral 100mg Cap 4'S
The overdose of Canditral 100mg Cap 4'S can cause headache, stomach pain, nausea, fits and irregular heartbeat. Seek medical help immediately in the case of an overdose.
Missed a Dose
If you miss any dose, take it as soon as you recall it. If it is nearly the time for the impending dose, then the missed dose should be skipped and the regular schedule should be maintained. Do not take a double dose to compensate the missed dose. It is strongly advised to not miss your dose until the duration of the course is complete.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: How do you store Canditral 100mg Cap 4'S?
A: The medicine should be kept at a cool and dry place preferably at room temperature away from sunlight, heat, moisture and reach of children. Dispose the expired medicines through standard practices.
Q: What information should I give to my doctor before starting the medicine?
A: Inform your doctor if you are sexually active and discuss about useful contraception methods. Also, tell him/her about any medical problems which have been caused by any other medicines that you have consumed.
Q: What effect does it causes to the adrenal gland of the body?
A: It can lower the steroid hormone levels in the body and lead to side effects such as weakness in muscles, loss of weight and tiredness.
Last Updated on: 31 Jul 2020 | 07:00 PM (IST)
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