FLUCORIC 150 mg. 1 capsule

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FLUCORIC 150 mg. 1 capsule
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What Flucoric and what it is used
Flucoric belongs to a group of antifungal drugs. The active substance is fluconazole.
Flucoric used in adults to treat infections caused by fungi. Fungal infections are most common cause of yeast called Candida.
This medication may be prescribed to you by your doctor to treat genital thrush, an infection of the vagina or penis.

2. What you need to know before taking Flucoric
Do not take Flucoric
if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to fluconazole, to other medicines you are taking to treat a yeast infection or any of the other ingredients of Flukorik. Symptoms may include itching, reddening of the skin and difficulty breathing;
if you are taking astemizole, terfenadine (antihistamine medicines for allergies);
if you are taking cisapride (used for stomach upsets);
if you are taking pimozide (used for mental illness);
if you are taking quinidine (used for heart arrhythmia);
if you are taking erythromycin (antibiotic to treat infections).
Take special care with Flucoric
Please tell your doctor if:
have liver or kidney problems;
suffer from heart disease, including heart rhythm problems;
have abnormal levels of potassium, calcium or magnesium in the blood;
get severe skin reactions (itching, reddening of the skin or difficulty breathing).
Children
Though this drug is for adults, it may be administered to adolescents (age 12 to 17 years) if the treatment is necessary and there is no suitable alternative such as this must be done in the same way as in adults.

Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor immediately if you are taking astemizole, terfenadine (an antihistamine for treating allergies) or cisapride (for stomach upsets) or pimozide (used to treat mental illness, or quinidine (used to treat cardiac arrhythmia) or erythromycin (antibiotic treating infections) as these medicines should be taken with Flucoric (see "Do not take if Flucoric ").

Some medicines may interact with Flucoric
Please tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medications:
rifampicin or rifabutin (antibiotics for infections);
alfentanil, fentanyl (pain medication);
amitriptyline, nortriptyline (antidepressants);
amphotericin B, voriconazole (an antifungal medicine);
drugs that prevent the blood from clotting (warfarin or similar drugs); benzodiazepines (midazolam, triazolam or similar medicines) used to help you sleep or anxiety;
carbamazepine, phenytoin (to treat seizures);
nifedipine, isradipine, amlodipine, felodipine and losartan (for treatment of hypertension - high blood pressure);
ciclosporin, everolimus, sirolimus or tacrolimus (to prevent organ rejection after transplants);
cyclophosphamide, vinca alkaloids (vincristine, vinblastine or similar drugs) used in the treatment of cancer;
halofantrine (in the treatment of malaria);
statins (atorvastatin, simvastatin and fluvastatin or similar medicines) used to lower cholesterol;
methadone (used for pain);
celecoxib, florbiprofen, naproxen, ibuprofen, lornoxicam, meloxicam, diclofenac (a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAIDs));
oral contraceptives;
prednisone (steroid);
Zidovudine, also known as AZT;
saquinavir (used in patients with HIV);
antidiabetic drugs such as chlorpropamide, glibenclamide, glipizide or tolbutamide;
theophylline (used for asthma);
vitamin A (food additive).
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.

Taking Flukorik with food and drink
You can take this medicine with or without food.

Pregnancy and lactation
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. You should not take Flukorik while pregnant or breast-feeding, unless your doctor has told you.
Ask your doctor before taking any medicine.

Driving and using machines
When driving or operating machinery it must be borne in mind that may occur dizziness or fainting.

Important information about some of the ingredients of Flucoric
If your doctor has told you that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this product.

3. How to take Flucoric
Always take Flucoric just as you have been told by your doctor. If you're not sure, ask your doctor.
Swallow the capsules whole with a glass of water.

Mature
150 mg as a single dose.
Sometimes doctors may prescribe other doses than those. Always take Flucoric just as you have been told by your doctor. If you're not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Elderly
Apply the usual adult dose.

Patients with kidney problems
Apply the usual adult dose.

How quickly will become operational this medicine?
Vaginal candidiasis
Your condition should begin to improve within several days - in some women was improved, and within one day.
If your symptoms do not resolve within a few days, please consult your doctor.

Candidiasis of the penis
Symptoms will begin to subside within a few days, but it may be necessary and week.
If your symptoms do not resolve within a week, please ask your doctor.

If you take more dose Flucoric
Taking too many capsules at once may make you unwell. Please immediately contact your doctor or go to the nearest hospital. Symptoms of overdose may make you hear, see and think things that are not real (hallucinations and paranoid behavior). It is appropriate to symptomatic treatment (supportive measures and gastric lavage if necessary).

If you forget to take Flucoric
Do not take a double dose to make up the missed dose. If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, do not take the dose that you missed.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Flukorik can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Some people develop allergic reactions although serious allergic reactions occur rarely. If you experience any of these symptoms, tell your doctor:
sudden shortness of breath, difficulty breathing or chest tightness;
swelling of eyelids, face or lips;
itching, redness of the skin or itchy red spots;
skin rash;
severe skin reactions such as blistering rash (which can affect the mouth and tongue).
Flukorik can damage your liver. Signs of liver damage include:
fatigue;
loss of appetite;
vomiting;
yellowing of your skin or the whites of the eyes.
If any of these side effects, stop taking Flucoric and tell your doctor immediately.

Other adverse reactions:
In addition, if any of the side effects gets serious, or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

Common side effects which affect 1 to 10 patients in each 100 are described below:
headache;
stomach discomfort, diarrhea, feeling sick, vomiting;
elevated liver function tests;
rash.
Uncommon side effects which affect 1 to 10 patients in each 1000 are described below:
lowering the number of red blood cells, which can cause paleness, cause weakness or shortness of breath;
decreased appetite;
insomnia, drowsiness;
fainting, sleepiness, dizziness, tingling, pricking or numbness, changes in taste;
constipation, indigestion, flatulence, dry mouth;
muscle pain;
liver damage and yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice);
rash, blisters, itching, excessive sweating;
fatigue, malaise, fever.
Rare side effects which affect 1 to 10 patients out of 10 000 are described below:
low white blood cells that protect the body from infections and blood cells that help to stop bleeding;
red or violet color on the skin, which may be caused by a decrease in platelet counts, changes in the other blood cells;
decreases in potassium in the blood;
changes in blood parameters (high cholesterol levels in blood, fat);
tremors;
abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG) changes in heart rate;
liver failure;
allergic reactions (sometimes severe), including extensive blistering rash and skin peeling, swelling of the lips or face;
hair loss.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or you notice other effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.

5. How to store Flucoric
Keep out of reach of children.
Do not use Flukorik after the expiry date stated on the carton after EXP. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Keep at temperatures below 25 ° C in original packaging.
Protect from moisture.
Medicines should not be disposed of in wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Flucoric
The active substance is fluconazole. Each hard capsule contains 150 mg fluconazole.
Other ingredients are:
Capsule contents: lactose monohydrate, maize starch, silica colloidal anhydrous, magnesium stearate, sodium lauryl sulfate;
Capsule shell: gelatin, patent blue (E131), titanium dioxide (E171) and purified water;
Printing ink: shellac, propylene glycol, black iron oxide (E 172).
Flucoric looks like and contents of the pack
Flucoric 150 mg capsules are hard gelatin capsules sky blue with blue cap. The capsules are packaged in blisters, one capsule each placed in a cardboard box.
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