Forcan 200mg

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Forcan 200mg Tablet is an anti-fungal drug. It is used to prevent and treat infections caused by fungi and yeasts. It acts by stopping the growth and multiplication of these organisms.

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Generic Fluconazole
Manufacturer Cipla Ltd
Pharmaceutical Tablet/s
Strength 200 mg

Description

Forcan 200mg

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Forcan 200mg Tablet is an anti-fungal drug. It is used to prevent and treat infections caused by fungi and yeasts. It acts by stopping the growth and multiplication of these organisms.

Forcan 200mg Details

Composition = Fluconazole

Dosage =200mg

Indication = Fungal infections

Manufacturer = Cipla Ltd.

What Is Forcan 200mg?

Forcan 200mg is a triazole antifungal that treats fungal infections like yeast infections in the mouth, throat, food pipe, lungs, vagina etc. It is effectively used in the treatment of meningitis which affects the membranes in the brain and spinal cord. Fluconazole is also preferred as a preventive medication in patients susceptible to fungal infections while undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy before bone marrow transplantation.

How Does Forcan 200mg Work?

Forcan 200mg tablets contain fluconazole 200mg, a broad-spectrum antifungal drug belonging to the triazole group of antifungals that is a potent and specific inhibitor of fungal enzymes necessary for the synthesis of ergosterol, an important component of fungal cell membrane that is not found in animal cells. Fluconazole in Forcan 200mg weakens the fungal cell membrane, causing the cell contents to leak out which kills the fungus, preventing the infection from spreading and relieving symptoms caused by the infection, including, itching and inflammation.

What Is Route Of Administration?

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 200mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

Dosage Of Forcan 200mg

Forcan 10mg Suspension

Forcan Baby 50mg Injection

Forcan 50 Tablet

Forcan 100mg DT

Forcan 200mg Tablet

Forcan 200mg Infusion

Side Effects Of Forcan 200mg

Major

Headache

Diarrhea, nausea or upset stomach

Dizziness

Stomach pain

Changes in the way food tastes

Minor

Difficulty sleeping or difficulty getting to sleep

Headache, feeling dizzy or unsteady on your feet, pins and needles, pain in the muscles, weakness or loss of strength, general feeling of tiredness or being unwell, shaking

Red, raised itchy skin rash, or a rash with eruptions of pus

Increased sweating, rarely hair loss

Low levels of potassium, rarely increased cholesterol or blood fat levels

Drug To Drug Interaction

Drugs that cause increased side effects:- cisapride for reflux can cause heart problems;

Drugs that affect Forcan:- the antiviral rifampicin, rifabutin or zidovudine; the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide

Drugs that are affected by Forcan:- the anticonvulsant phenytoin, medicines for diabetes such as glipizide, tolbutamide or glibenclamide; theophylline for asthma, immunosuppressants tacrolimus and cyclosporine, some benzodiazepines such as midazolam

While Tacking Forcan 200mg

Do

Consult with your doctor on the use of Forcan 200mg Tablet during pregnancy. Using high doses of Forcan 200mg in women during their first 3 months of pregnancy can cause birth defects among infants.

Forcan 200mg should be used while breastfeeding only when required. Cautions should be taken while breastfeeding as this medicine passes into breast milk.

Consult with your doctor on the use of Forcan 200mg Tablet, if you are trying to conceive. The patient should be informed about the harmful effects on the unborn baby.

Forcan 200mg Tablet can make you feel sleepy. Be careful while driving, using machinery, or       doing any other activity that needs you to be alert. The consumption of alcohol with Forcan 200mg Tablet can make you feel sleepier. Forcan 200mg Tablet may cause seizures in some people. Discuss with your doctor if you perform activities where a loss of consciousness may cause you or others harm.

Don’t

Intolerance to Sugars = Patients with a family history of galactose intolerance and defect in glucose-galactose absorption are at an increased risk. Such patients should not be advised to take Forcan 200mg Tablet containing lactose.

Heart Problems = Patients with low potassium level and heart failure are at an increased risk when using this medicine. Such patients are at risk of life-threatening heart disorders causing rhythm problems of the heart. Forcan 200mg should be taken with caution in patients of heart rhythm disorders.

Kidney Dysfunction = Patients with a disturbance in the functioning of the kidney are at an increased risk. Forcan 200mg should be given with caution to patients who have kidney problems.

Use of Halofantrine = Patients taking Forcan 200mg with halofantrine are at an increased risk. Such patients may experience prolonged and irregular heartbeat. Forcan 200mg and halofantrine should not be used together.

Use of Terfenadine = Patients taking Forcan 200mg with terfenadine are at an increased risk. Such patients may experience abnormal heart rhythm disorder (QT prolongation). The use of Forcan 200mg at a dose lower than 400mg per day with terfenadine should be monitored carefully.

Uses Of Forcan 200mg

Forcan 200mg tablets are used to treat a variety of superficial and systemic fungal infections in various parts of the body. Fungal infections that Forcan 200mg are used for include:

Candidiasis (thrush) of the mucus membranes such as in the mouth and vagina, also of the skin

Systemic candidiasis, like candidaemia, which is can be more serious particularly if the immune system is compromised as in AIDS, transplant or cancer patients

Tinea (ringworm) of the body (tinea pedis), foot (tinea corporis) and groin (tinea cruris or jock itch)

Cryptococcal meningitis

Forcan 200mg tablets are also used to prevent fungal infections like cryptococcal disease in immunocompromised patients and to prevent recurrent vaginal candidiasis.

Storage Of Forcan 200mg

Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Store at room temperature (15-25°C).

Do not use Forcan 200mg after the expiry date which is stated on the pack. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

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