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Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's

Manufacturer

Mankind Pharma Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

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About Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's

Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's belongs to a class of drugs called antifungals used to treat fungal infections of the mouth, throat, toenails, fingernails or lungs. Fungal infection is a disease in which a fungus attacks the tissue and causes infection. Fungal infections may be contagious (spread from one person to another).

Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's contains Itraconazole, an antifungal that works by inhibiting the production of ergosterol (a main component of cell membranes of fungi). Thereby, weakens and damages the fungal cell membranes that are essential for their survival as they prevent the entry of unwanted substances into the cells and stop the leakage of cell contents. Thus, causes the main components of fungal cells to leak out and kill fungi and clear the fungal infection.

Take Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's as prescribed. Your doctor will advise you on how often you take Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's based on your medical condition. Some people may experience nausea, headache, diarrhoea, tiredness, cough, cold, throat pain, back pain and stomach pain. Most of these side effects of Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are known to be allergic to Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's is a pregnancy category C drug and may cause harm to the unborn baby. However, if you are pregnant, planning for pregnancy or a nursing mother, it is advised to consult a doctor before using Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's. Do not take Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's if you have or had heart failure as it may cause severe life-threatening adverse effects. If you have kidney, liver, heart or lung problems, inform your doctor before taking Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's. Avoid taking fentanyl (a strong opioid narcotic medicine) with Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's as it may cause severe breathing problems and can even lead to death. If you experience numbness or tingling in your hands or feet, stop taking Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's and consult your doctor immediately as they might be symptoms of nerve damage.

Uses of Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's

Fungal infections

Medicinal Benefits

Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's is an antifungal used to treat fungal infections of the mouth, throat, toenails, fingernails or lungs. The fungal cell membranes are essential for their survival as they prevent the entry of unwanted substances into the cells and stops the leakage of cell contents. Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's inhibits the production of ergosterol (a main component of cell membranes of fungi). Thereby, weakens and damages the fungal cell membranes causing the main components of fungal cells to leak out. Thus, kills fungi and clears the fungal infection.

Directions for Use

Tablet: Take it with food to avoid stomach upset or as advised by the doctor. Swallow the whole tablet with a glass of water. Do not break, crush or chew it. If you are taking any stomach acid suppressor or have achlorhydria (stomach does not produce hydrochloric acid), take Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's with cola. Oral suspension: Shake the bottle well before use and take it on an empty stomach at least 1 or 2 hours before meals as prescribed by your doctor with a measuring cup or spoon provided.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Diarrhoea
  • Tiredness
  • Cough
  • Cold
  • Throat pain
  • Back pain
  • Stomach pain

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

If you are known to be allergic to Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's is a pregnancy category C drug and may cause harm to the unborn baby. However, if you are pregnant, planning for pregnancy, or are a nursing mother, it is advised to consult a doctor before using Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's. Avoid taking fentanyl (a strong opioid pain killer narcotic medicine) with Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's, as it may cause severe breathing problems and can even lead to death. Do not take Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's if you had heart failure as it may cause severe life-threatening adverse effects. If you experience a yellow colour change of your eyes or skin, dark coloured urine, stomach pain, pale stools, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, vomiting or nausea, stop taking Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's and consult a doctor immediately as they might be symptoms of liver failure. If you have kidney, liver, heart, or lung problems, inform your doctor before taking Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's may interact with antacids (esomeprazole, omeprazole, pantoprazole), corticosteroids (fluticasone, budesonide), opioid pain killers (hydrocodone), blood thinners (warfarin), blood cholesterol-lowering medicines (simvastatin), anti-allergic drug (terfenadine) and antianxiety drug (alprazolam).

Drug-Food Interaction: Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's may interact with grapefruit juice. Therefore, avoid intake of grapefruit juice with Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's as it may reduce the effect of Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's. Also, avoid intake of marijuana with Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's as it may worsen the adverse effects of marijuana.

Drug-Disease Interaction: Do not take Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's if you had heart failure as it may cause severe life-threatening adverse effects. If you have kidney, liver, heart or lung problems, inform your doctor before taking Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's.

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    Avoid consumption of alcohol with Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's as it may increase the risk of liver problems and other adverse effects.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    Consult Your Doctor

    Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's is category C pregnancy drug and is unsafe for pregnant women as it may cause harm to the unborn baby. Therefore, inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy before taking Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's is excreted in human milk and may harm the baby. Therefore, Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's is given to breastfeeding mothers only if doctor thinks benefits are greater than risks.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's may cause dizziness, hearing loss, double or blurred vision in some people. Therefore, drive only if you alert after taking Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    Take Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    Take Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's with caution, especially if you have a history of Liver diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Regularly change your socks and wash your feet. Avoid shoes that make your feet sweaty and hot.
  • In wet places such as changing rooms and gym showers, don’t walk on barefoot to prevent fungal infections.
  • Do not scratch the affected area of skin as it can spread the infection to other body parts.
  • Avoid sharing towels, combs, bedsheets, shoes or socks with others.
  • Wash your bed sheets and towels regularly.

Special Advise

  • Regular blood tests are recommended before and while taking Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's to monitor liver functioning especially if you have any liver problems.

Other Information (CAN0532)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Mar-23

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Fungal infection: It is a skin disease in which a fungus attacks the tissue and cause infection. It may be contagious (spread from one person to another). The symptoms of a fungal infection include blisters, itching, redness, scaling and swelling of the skin. Yeast infection is caused by a type of fungus called candida and commonly occurs in moist and warm areas of the body. It is not contagious. It may cause infections in the mouth (oral thrush), vagina, nails, groin or armpits.

FAQs

You are not recommended to take Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's with simvastatin as co-administration of these two medicines may cause muscle weakness, unexplained muscle pain or tenderness, dark coloured urine, fever or flu symptoms. However, please consult a doctor before using Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's with other medicines.

No, Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's is not recommended for use during pregnancy as it may cause harm to the fetus. Also, it is advised to use effective contraceptive measures while taking Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's and after 2 months of stopping treatment with Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's. However, please inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning for pregnancy or breastfeeding before taking Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's.

Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's may cause temporary or permanent hearing loss in some people. It is not necessary for everyone taking Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's to experience this adverse effect. However, if you notice any changes in hearing, stop taking Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's and consult a doctor immediately.

You are advised to take antacids (drugs used to reduce acid in the stomach) such as omeprazole, pantoprazole and esomeprazole at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after taking Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's as co-administration of these medicines at the same time may reduce the effectiveness of Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's because antacids decrease the absorption and blood levels of Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's. However, please consult a doctor before taking other medicines with Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's.

Yes, fungal infection is a contagious skin condition which spreads from one person to another through direct skin to skin contact or by contact with contaminated soil or surfaces and infected animals. Therefore, it is recommended to avoid close direct contact until the infection is clear and avoid sharing things with the infected person as it can also spread the infection.

You are not recommended to stop taking Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's without consulting your doctor as it may cause recurring infection. Therefore, take Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's for as long as your doctor has prescribed it, and if you experience any difficulty while taking Candiforce-200 Capsule 7's, please consult your doctor.

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Country Of Origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

208, Okhla Industrial Estate, Phase III, New Delhi - 110020

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