FUNGICAN 2CAP; fluconazole, antifungals .
ACTIVE-INGREDIENT OF FUNGICAN 2CAP
Each capsule contains: 150 mg of fluconazole.
INDICATION OF FUNGICAN 2CAP
Fungican 150 is indicated for the treatment of the following conditions: Genital candidiasis. Vaginal candidiasis, acute or recurrent. Candidal balanitis. The treatment of partners who present with symptomatic genital candidiasis should be considered.
DOSAGE OF FUNGICAN 2CAP
Follow all directions given to you by your pharmacist or doctor carefully . They may differ from the information contained in this leaflet
Ask your pharmacist or doctor for help if you do not understand the instructions on the box .
The recommended dose is : –
In adults: Vaginal candidiasis or candidal balanitis – 150 mg single oral dose. In children: Despite extensive data supporting the use of Fungican in children, there are limited data available on the use of Fungican for genital candidiasis in children below 16 years. Use at prevent is not recommended unless antifungal treatment is imperative and no suitable alternative agent exists. Use in elderly: The normal adult dose should be used. Use in renal impairment: Fluconazole is excreted predominantly in the urine as unchanged drug. No adjustments in single dose therapy are required.
OVER-DOSAGE OF FUNGICAN 2CAP
There have been reports of overdosage with fluconazole and in one case, a 42 year-old patient infected with human immunodeficiency virus developed hallucinations and exhibited paranoid behaviour after reportedly ingesting 8200 mg of fluconazole, unverified by his physician. The patient was admitted to the hospital and his condition resolved within 48 hours. In the event of overdosage, supportive measures and symptomatic treatment, with gastric lavage if necessary, may be adequate. As fluconazole is largely excreted in the urine, forced volume diuresis would probably increase the elimination rate . A three hour haemodialysis session decreases plasma levels by approximately 50 %.
CONTRA-INDICATION OF FUNGICAN 2CAP
Fungican 150 should not be used in patients with known hypersensitivity to fluconazole or to related azole compounds or any other ingredient in the formulation. Co-administration of other drugs known to prolong the QT interval and which are metabolised via the enzyme CYP3A4 such as cisapride, astemizole, pimozide and quinidine are contraindicated in patients receiving fluconazole.
STORAGE OF FUNGICAN 2CAP
Store at temperature not exceeding 30 °C, in dry place.
PACK OF FUNGICAN 2CAP
Carton box contains 2 Al/ transparent PVC strips containing one capsule.
FUNGICAN 2CAP MANUFACTURED BY
AMOUN PHARMACEUTICAL CO . S.A.E. El-Obour City, Cairo, Egypt.