Antican O Tablet 1
Fluconazole is used to control and treat symptoms of yeast and fungal infections of the mouth, throat, abdomen, lungs, and female genitals. Additionally, fluconazole is used to treat fungal infections of brain and spinal cord.
How does the drug work ?
Fluconazole acts by inhibiting the conversion of lanosterol to ergosterol. Ergosterol is responsible for the formation of the cell membrane. This inhibition of cell membrane facilitates leakage of cellular components and kills the fungal cell.
What are the common side effects ?The common known fluconazole side effects are diarrhea, stomach upset, fast heart beat, severe dizziness, fainting, yellowing of eyes and skin, headache, heart burn, facial swelling, tight breath, dark colored urine, and weakness.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Avoid taking Antican O along with ergot alkaloids, cisapride, pimozide, quinidine, as they may have drug-drug interactions with fluconazole.
• Avoid using Antican O drug in the conditions such as HIV infections, diabetes, and cancer.
• Avoid taking alcohol, as it increases the risks of Antican O side effects such as dizziness and drowsiness.
• Avoid using birth control pills while on fluconazole.
• Long term or prolonged use of Antican O may cause secondary infections.
• Discontinue the Antican O drug in the case of penile sores, ulcers, and pain in passing urine.
1. Can I use fluconazole along with erythromycin? No, concomitant use of fluconazole with erythromycin is not recommended.
2. I am on herbal medicines. Can I use fluconazole along with herbal medicines? Talk to your doctor before taking the fluconazole medicine along with herbal medications, as it may be associated with risks.
3. I am allergic to itraconazole. Can I take fluconazole? No, do not fluconazole medication if you are allergic to antifungal drugs.
4. What is the recommended dosage for fluconazole? The fluconazole dosage will be prescribed by the doctor depending on your health condition. Do not self-medicate.
5. I am pregnant. Can I use fluconazole for fungal infections? No, fluconazole may harm the fetus, and should be avoided during pregnancy.