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CANDID V3 TAB
Candid V3 Tablet
Uses and Benefits

Uses and Benefits

Candid V3 Tablet is a broad spectrum fungicide used in the treatment of local fungal infections such as vaginal yeast infections, vaginal burning, itching, fungal infections of the dermal, tinea pedis. However, the uses mentioned here are not exhaustive. There may be other conditions for which this medication may be used upon a doctor’s discretion.

Composition

Composition

The active ingredient of Candid V3 Tablet is Clotrimazole 200mg.

Mechanism of Action of Drugs

Mechanism of Action of Clotrimazole

Ergosterol is an essential provitamin that fungi and protozoa cannot survive without it. Clotrimazole targets the ergosterol present in the cell membrane of many fungi and protozoa leads to cell death of fungi and protozoa.

Contraindications and Cautions

Contraindications and Caution

Patients with the following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their health care professional before using this tablet:

  • Hypersensitivity to any of the drug used in the Candid V3 tablet such as Clotrimazole
  • Caution:
  • Hepatic impairment
Side Effects

Side and Adverse Effects

The following effects may or may not occur during the usage of Candid V3 tablet. It is generally well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones are generally mild and may include:

  • Vulvovaginal burning
  • Vulvovaginal pruritus
  • Vulvovaginal soreness
  • Vulvovaginal swelling
  • Pelvic pain
  • Pelvic cramps
How to Use

How to Use

Do not exceed the dose prescribed by your doctor.
The tablet comes along with an applicator. Pull out the plunger A until it stops. Then place the Candid V3 Tablet into the applicator B.
Now lie down on your back, place the applicator containing the tablet carefully beneath the vagina.
Push inside plunger A until it stops, ensure the tablet has been deposited into the vagina, then gently pull the applicator out fully.
Then wash the device with warm soapy water; leave it to dry.
A vaginal tablet has to be administered without applicator during pregnancy.

Dosage and duration of medicine as directed by your doctor.
Try not to skip the dose. If you do, take it as soon as you remember; but if it is time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule. Don’t take two doses at the same time which is dangerous to your health and may lead to severe adverse effects.

Overdosage

Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. In case of an accidental overdose, promptly seek medical advice. Depending on the dosage, symptoms may vary but you may experience any one or more of the following signs or symptoms:

  • Passing out
  • Trouble breathing
Warnings and Precautions

Warnings and Precautions

Take Candid V3 Tablet only on the advice of a medical practitioner. Dosage adjustment or complete avoidance of the medication may be required in the following conditions:

Liver:

Caution advised among people with hepatic problems. If you have any, consult your doctor before the consumption of this medicine.

Pregnancy:

Do not take this medicine without consulting your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant – because it is not known whether this medicine may harm an unborn or not.

Lactation:

Do not take this medicine without first talking to your doctor, because it is not known whether this drug may harm a breastfeeding infant or not.

Sex:

Using the contraceptives during sexual intercourse may not work effectively during the treatment, and this drug may not help in preventing the disease from spreading to your partner.

Drug Interactions:

This drug may interfere with other drugs. Therefore, inform your doctor if you are using any other medications like herbal products, vitamins, and over the counter medicines.

Precautions
  • Keep Candid V3 Tablet out of sight and reach of children.
  • Store in a cool dry place. Protect from moisture
  • Strictly for vaginal insertion. Not for oral use.
  • Do not use this medicine beyond its expiry date.
  • Do not use Candid V3 tablet, if the tablet strip is broken or the tablet is crushed.
FDA Pregnancy Category

FDA Pregnancy Category

Category B: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.


Drug Composition information
What is Clotrimazole for:

This medication is an antifungal, prescribed for local fungal infections. This medication prevents fungal growth on the skin.

How does Clotrimazole work:

Clotrimazole works to harm the yeast and fight the infection.

How should Clotrimazole be used:

Tab- Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 10 mgday for 7 days. Suppository- 100 mgday for 6 days. Solution- Instill 1% solution as directed by your physician. Lotioncreamsolution- Apply 2-3 timesday for 2-4 weeks. It comes as a tablet to take by mouth. It also comes as a cream, lotion, powder and solution to apply over the skin.

Common side effects of Clotrimazole :

Belly pain. - Upset stomach or throwing up. Many small meals, good mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

What do I do if I miss a dose

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What precautions should I take when taking Clotrimazole :

If you have an allergy to clotrimazole or any other part of this drug. Tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs. Make sure to tell about the allergy and what signs you had. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.

When do I need to seek medical help

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. If the yeast infection keeps coming back. Very bad belly pain. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Not able to eat. Dark urine or yellow skin or eyes. Feeling very tired or weak. Any rash. Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Clotrimazole with other medicines:

Sometimes drugs are not safe when you take them with certain other drugs and food. - Taking them together can cause bad side effects. - Be sure to talk to your doctor about all the drugs you take.

Are there any food restrictions

Avoid Alcohol

How do I store Clotrimazole :

Store it at room temperature and keep away from children.

Pregnancy Category

Category B : Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Therapeutic Classification

Antifungals, Preparations for Vaginal Conditions, Topical Antifungals & Antiparasites

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