Zocon DT 50 mg

Fluconazole 

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Description

SKU 431
US Brand Name Diflucan
Strength 50mg
Generic Name Fluconazole
Manufacturer FDC

Zocon DT

Fluconazole is an anti-fungal medicine used to treat skin infections. It is a well known drug used for various sorts of fungal infections. It belongs to triazole class of antifungals. Fluconazole is one of the medicines mentioned in the list of essential medicines for basic health system maintained by world health organization. This medicine aims to kill the causative agents and cures the infection. It is available on our website in the form of two dosage forms, i.e. dispersible tablets and oral tablets. Dispersible tablets are uncoated or film coated tablets that can be dispersed in liquid before administration and is generally preferred by geriatric or pediatric patients. It can be either used alone or in combination with the other drugs to treat fungal infections. It is recommended in both adults and pediatric populations.

The ailments, it is used for:

Fluconazole is a potent anti-fungal drug used to treat a wide array of diseases. This medicine is widely used in the treatment of fungal infections occurring in immunocompromised patients of cancer, bone marrow and AIDS patients. it is a first line therapy given in below conditions:

  • Coccidomycosis
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Tinea corporis
  • Tinea pedia
  • Tinea cruris
  • Blastomycosis
  • Sporotrichosis
  • Autobrewery syndrome
  • Onchomycosis
  • Aspergillosis
  • Candidiasis
  • Cryptococcal meningitis

Understanding the drug Fluconazole:

Fluconazole is a potent anti-fungal drug that kills the causative agents and treats the multiple fungal ailments.  

How it works?

Fluconazole stops the  synthesis of ergosterol, which is a vital component of the fungal cell membrane. This medicine blocks the 4-α demethylase, a cytochrome P-450 enzyme needed for the conversion of lanosterol to ergosterol. It  causes fungal cell wall death by eliminating the intracellular elements needed for its survival:

  • It increases cellular permeability that leads to leakage of essential  cellular elements 
  • It also stops endogenous respiration
  • It inhibits the conversion of yeast into mycelial forms
  • It stops the biosynthesis of phospholipids, by limiting the uptake of purine and triglycerides

When should you avoid it?

You should not take Fluconazole if you:

  • Are allergic to Fluconazole
  • Are prone to allergies, food or medicines
  • Are suffering from heart diseases such as stroke, hypertension and rhythm disorder
  • Are a cancer patient      
  • Have immunocompromised disease like AIDS or HIV infection
  • Have any sort of problem in kidney functioning
  • Are suffering from cystic fibrosis
  • Are pregnant or planning to become a pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding a child

How much to take?

The dosage is solely decided by the Doctor after assessing your condition and various factors such as age, gender and body weight. The dose starts from 50 mg and can be increased  maximally up to 800 mg. One can’t fix the dose as it varies from patient to patient. Always take the dose prescribed by the Doctor.

What are the strengths available?

Fluconazole is available in following strength  preparations on our website:

  • Zocon DT 50 mg
  • Zocon DT 100 mg
  • Zocon DT 200 mg
  • Fluka 150 mg

Who is the manufacturer?

Zocon DT is manufactured by FDC Limited, a pharmaceutical giant and is available on our website in the pack of 32, 64 and 128 tablets.

Fluke is manufactured by Cipla Limited, a well known pharmaceutical company and is available on our website in the pack of 10, 30,60 and 90 tablets.

How to take?

Fluconazole is taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the oral tablet with a full glass of water.  Don’t break the tablet. In case of dispersible tablets,  one can disperse the tablet in a liquid medium.

When to take?

Fluconazole can be taken as recommended by the drug. The dose intake depends upon your condition and it varies from person to person. Always take the medicine as per the prescription.

For how long it should be taken?

Take the medicine as long as recommended by the Doctor. Always ask the doctor before stopping the drug intake.

What if you take too much (overdose)?

If overdose, immediately consult with your concerned doctor. Take medical help as soon as possible you encounter any unusual signs and symptoms. 

What if you miss the dose?

Try to take the medicine at the same time each day; this reduces the chances of missing a dose. Talk to your doctor if you miss the dose. Don’t double up the dose in order to compensate with the previous one.

What are the side effects?

Every medicine shows some side effects, same way this drug also has some undesired effects with it. Fluconazole shows common and serious side effects such as:

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache with chest pain
  • Constipation
  • Joint pain
  • Runny nose
  • Bloating
  • Breath shortness
  • Tinnitus
  • Upper stomach pain
  • Double vision
  • Severe dizziness
  • Fever, chills, body aches and flu symptoms

Are there any possible drug interactions?

Always inform your doctor about the drugs you are taking till date. Give a complete list of prescription or non prescription drugs and any other disease conditions.       This way, the doctor is able to decide and give you the list of drugs and other things that may interact with Fluconazole. Following are the drugs that may interact are as follows:

  • Cisapride
  • Erythromycin
  • Pimozide
  • Quinidine
  • Posaconazole
  • Ketoconazole
  • Miconazole
  • Itraconazole
  • Voriconazole

What are the things to be taken care of?

  • Always take the medicine as per the  prescription
  • Don’t use the expired drugs
  • Don’t share your medicine with anybody, even if they have the same symptoms
  • Always store the medicine at the room temperature and away from moisture, heat and light
  • Follow up with your physician and avoid things that are restricted with this medicine
  • This medicine may impair your thinking or reactions, be careful if you drive or do anything that requires alertness or attention
  • Consult with your pharmacist about the proper disposal of the drug
  • Keep a complete record of all the medicines you are taking along with this medicine
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