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      CANDIFORCE 200MG CAP

      Country of origin: INDIA

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      7 Units/pack

      MRP 157.50

      Inclusive of all Taxes

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      CANDIFORCE 200MG CAP

      CANDIFORCE 200MG CAP
      Uses and Benefits

      Uses and Benefits

      Candiforce 200mg capsule is an anti-fungal medicine used to treat infections caused by fungus. This includes infections in any part of the body including mouth, throat, lungs, persistent candida (yeast) of vagina, finger nails or toe nails. It is used to treat infections caused by Trichophyton spp., Microsporum spp., and Epidermophyton floccosum. These infections caused could be infection of feet, ringworm infection, or infection in groin and buttocks. This medicine is also used in the treatment of cryptococcal infection and infections caused by aspergillus, histoplasma and Blastomyces. However, the uses mentioned here are not comprehensive, there may be other conditions for which the medication may be used upon your doctor’s discretion.

      Composition

      Composition

      The active ingredient of Candiforce capsule is Itraconazole 200MG.

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Mechanism of Action of Drugs

      Itraconazole changes the permeability of the cell wall of the fungal cells and prevents their growth. It binds to the phospholipids of the membrane and inhibits the fungal CYP450 activity, thereby decreasing ergosterol biosynthesis that are essential for the development of the cell membrane. This results in the death of cells due to the loss of intracellular sections.

      Contraindications and Cautions

      Contraindications and Caution

      Patients with following conditions are suggested to seek advice from their healthcare professionals before using Candiforce capsule.

      • Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients used in the capsule formulation
      • Ventricular dysfunction
      • Severe renal impairment
      • Pregnancy

      Caution:

      • Patients who are allergic to other azole antifungals such as econazole, ketoconazole, fluconazole and miconazole
      • Ischaemic or valvular disease
      • Reduces gastric acidity
      • Cystic fibrosis
      • Hepatic impairment
      • Weak immune system
      • Elderly, pregnancy and lactation
      Side Effects

      Side and Adverse Effects

      The following side effects may or may not occur during the usage of Candiforce capsule. It is usually well tolerated when taken in the prescribed dosage guidelines. More common ones include:

      • Headache
      • Dizziness
      • Drowsiness
      • Tiredness
      • Increased blood pressure
      • Nausea, vomiting
      • Stomach pain
      • Diarrhea
      • Constipation
      • Hair loss

      Rare but more serious adverse effects may include:

      • Abnormal liver functions
      • Hypokalaemia
      • Jaundice
      • Hepatitis
      • Menstrual disorder
      • Metallic taste in mouth
      • Impotence
      • Erection problems
      How to Use

      How to Use

      Use Candiforce capsule as instructed by your health care professional. Do not use this medicine for durations shorter or longer than suggested by your doctor. Avoid missing or forgetting the dose. If you do, take the Candiforce capsule as soon as remember, but its almost time for your next dose, skip it and take it according to your normal schedule.

      Continue to use this drug until completion of the maximum amount prescribed, even though the symptoms disappear after itraconazole has begun. Stopping the medication too early can allow the growth of the fungus to begin, which can lead to an infection relapse.

      Candiforce capsule should be taken with food to avoid stomach upset. Follow all dosing instructions indicated on the label.

      Overdosage

      Avoid taking more than the prescribed dosage. If you notice any unusual or abnormal reactions after taking the capsule, promptly seek medical attention. Depending on the dosage of Candiforce capsule, symptoms vary in individuals, you may experience one or more of the following symptoms:

      • Short of breath
      • Cough with mucus
      • Fast heartbeats
      • Hypertension
      • Swelling
      • Rapid weight gain
      • Sleep problems
      • Acute liver failure
      Warnings and Precautions

      Warnings and Precautions

      Use this capsule on the advice of medical practitioner. Complete avoidance of the Candiforce capsule may be required in the following conditions:

      Kidney:

      Extreme caution is advised among people with kidney problems. Close monitoring of kidney function and adjustments of dose of the medicine may be needed based on the clinical condition of the patient. If you have any renal problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this capsule.

      Liver:

      Caution is advised among people with liver problems. Dose adjustments of the Candiforce capsule may be needed. If you have any hepatic problems, it is highly recommended that you consult doctor before the consumption of this medicine. Inform your doctor if you develop signs of jaundice like yellowing of skin and eyes, itching and clay-colored stools while taking this capsule.

      Pregnancy:

      Candiforce capsule might be risky to use during pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this medicine.

      Lactation:

      This medicine is not considered safe to use in nursing mothers unless the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Since the effect of the medicine on infants is not clearly established, we recommend that you to consult your doctor before consuming the capsule.

      Alcohol:

      Consumption of alcohol with Candiforce capsule is not recommended as it increases side effects such as gastrointestinal bleeding, dizziness, light headedness. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the capsule should be reported to your doctor immediately.

      Driving:

      Candiforce capsule may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness, so do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

      Food:

      Grape fruit juice may alter serum levels.

      Drug Interactions:

      Alert your doctor if you’re taking any of the below medicines with Candiforce capsule:

      • Anti-psychotic medications: Lurasidone, Pimozide
      • Cholesterol-lowering medicines: Lovastatin, Simvastatin
      • Ergot medicines: Methylergonovine, ergotamine
      • Itraconazole, ciprofloxacin, alprazolam, carbamazepine
      • Antineoplastic agents: busulfan, vinca alkaloids
      • Immunosuppressants: ciclosporins, tacrolimus
      • Corticosteroids: Fluticasone, dexamethasone

      Avoid taking antacids within one hour or two hours after you take the capsule as few antacids can make it harder for your body to absorb itraconazole.

      Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines which includes over-the-counter drugs, herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

      Precautions
      • Do not use this capsule post the expiry date
      • Do not use this medication for durations shorter or longer than suggested by your doctor
      • Store at room temperature (20-30 degree Celsius)
      FDA Pregnancy Category

      FDA Pregnancy Category

      Category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.


      Drug Composition information
      What is Itraconazole for:

      This medication is an antifungal agent, prescribed for treating fungal infections.

      How does Itraconazole work:

      It interferes with the formation of the fungal cell membrane and kills fungi.

      How should Itraconazole be used:

      It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, on an empty stomach. Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 100 to 200 mg once daily (2 capsules).

      Common side effects of Itraconazole :

      Headache. 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. Loose stools (diarrhea). Hearing loss. This can be long-lasting. Harm to the liver may rarely happen.

      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. Do not change the dose or stop this drug. Talk with the doctor.

      What precautions should I take when taking Itraconazole :

      If you have an allergy to itraconazole 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. If you have a weak heart or are pregnant and are being treated for a nail infection. If you had liver problems while taking some other drug in the past.

      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. Trouble breathing. Very bad swelling. Very bad belly pain. Very upset stomach or throwing up. Very loose stools (diarrhea). Change in hearing. Sudden change in eyesight. Numbness or tingling in your hands or feet. Not able to eat. A big weight gain. Swelling on legs or feet. 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 Itraconazole 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 Itraconazole :

      Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

      Pregnancy Category

      Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

      Therapeutic Classification

      Antifungals


      Frequently Asked Questions

      Frequently Asked Questions

      What is the use of Candiforce 200MgCapsule?
      Candiforce 200mg capsule is an anti-fungal medicine used to treat infections caused by fungus. This includes infections in any part of the body including mouth, throat, lungs, persistent candida (yeast) of vagina, finger nails or toe nails. It is used to treat infections caused by Trichophyton spp., Microsporum spp., and Epidermophyton floccosum. These infections caused could be infection of feet, ringworm infection, or infection in groin and buttocks. This medicine is also used in the treatment of cryptococcal infection and infections caused by aspergillus, histoplasma and Blastomyces.
      Can we take this medicine daily?
      Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration.
      How many capsules can be taken in a day?
      Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration. Most recommended dose is one capsule per day.

      What are the side effects of Candiforce 200Mg capsule?
      The capsule is well tolerated when taken in prescribed dosage guidelines. Most common side effects include headache, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness, increased blood pressure, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, hair loss. Its use may also lead to extreme but uncommon side effects such as abnormal liver functions, yellowing of skin or eyes, loss of hearing, hypokalaemia, menstrual disorder, impotence, weight loss, chest tightness, erection problems, metallic taste in mouth.

      Does this medication make you sleepy?
      Candiforce capsule may decrease alertness, cause impaired judgement, affect your vision and make you feel dizzy, light headedness, so do not drive, operate heavy machinery or involve in any works which may demand your attention or physical strength.

      When should I take the medicine?
      Take the medicine exactly as prescribed by your doctor for the dosage and duration. Stopping the medication too early can allow the growth of the fungus to begin, which can lead to an infection relapse.

      Is this medicine harmful for health?
      Candiforce capsule is usually well tolerated when taken in the recommended dosage guidelines. Over dose of the medicine may lead to short of breath, cough with mucus, fast heartbeats, hypertension, rapid weight gain, sleep problems, acute liver failure.

      Can we take this on empty stomach or should take it with food?
      This capsule should be taken with food to avoid stomach upset.

      What are the precautions I need to follow while taking the Candiforce 200Mg capsule?
      If you ever had impaired kidney function, liver impairment or heart disease, let your doctor know before taking this medicine. Inform your doctor about all the medicines you take to ensure that you are healthy. Caution is advised for patients with ventricular dysfunction, severe renal impairment, patients who are allergic to other azole antifungals such as econazole, ketoconazole, fluconazole and miconazole, ischaemic or valvular disease, reduces gastric acidity, cystic fibrosis, hepatic impairment, weak immune system, elderly, pregnancy and lactation.

      Can I give this medicine to a child?
      The capsule is not recommended for children below 12 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

      How long does the effect of medicine last?
      The duration of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically determined.

      Can I take this capsule during pregnancy?
      Candiforce capsule might be risky to use during pregnancy. Despite the fact that there are limited studies in human beings, animal studies have shown effects on the developing baby. It is recommended that you consult your doctor before consuming this capsule.

      At what time can I take the medicine?
      To get the most benefits, take the medicine preferably at the same time every day and you should not quit unless your doctor suggests.

      Can I take this capsule without a doctor’s prescription?
      No, do not take the medicine without doctor’s prescription.

      Is it okay to drink alcohol while I am using this medicine?
      Consumption of alcohol with Candiforce capsule is not recommended as it increases side effects such as gastrointestinal bleeding, dizziness, light headedness. Any symptoms of abnormal reactions after taking the capsule should be reported to your doctor immediately.

      How to store the medicine?
      Store the medicine at room temperature (15-30 degree Celsius) in a cool and dry place. Keep the capsule according to the instructions mentioned on the pack or label. Store the medicine in the container or the pack it came in, tightly closed.

      If I have trouble swallowing this capsule, can I mix it in water and drink?
      Candiforce capsule is designed to be swallowed with water. If you take them in a way they weren’t intended to be used, you could experience an overdose if the active constituent enters the blood stream too quickly. Alternatively, if it enters your body too slowly, it may never achieve a high enough concentration to be completely functional.

      For how long should I take the medicine?
      Continue to use the medicine until completion of the maximum amount prescribed, even though the symptoms disappear after itraconazole has begun. Stopping the medication too early can allow the growth of the bacteria to begin, which can lead to an infection relapse.

      By when should I start seeing results of the medicine?
      The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically determined. You will start to feel better in 2-4 days after taking the capsule. But continue to use the capsule until completion of the maximum amount prescribed, even though the symptoms disappear after itraconazole has begun.

      What are the alternate medicines to Candiforce 200Mg capsule?
      Itrazole 200Mg Capsule
      Itriben 200Mg Capsule
      Fungikem 200Mg Capsule
      Fixtral 200Mg Capsule
      Monocan 200Mg Capsule
      Itragen 200Mg Capsule

      Note: All the above information is for reference purpose only. It is always recommended that you consult a medical professional to be sure.

      Seller Information
      Manufactured By

      MANKIND PHARMA LTD

      208, okhla industrial estate phase 3 rd, okhla phase iii, okhla industrial area, new delhi, delhi 110020

      Packed By

      MANKIND PHARMA LTD

      208, okhla industrial estate phase 3 rd, okhla phase iii, okhla industrial area, new delhi, delhi 110020

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