Fungotek 250 Mg
- Manufacturer : FDC Ltd
- Equivalent Brands : Lamisil
- Generic Brands : Terbinafine
Fungotek 250mg Tablet is an effective antifungal medication used to treat infections caused by fungi and certain yeasts. It is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and infections caused by ringworm.
Fungotek 250mg Tablet is an antifungal medication. It stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from forming their own protective covering which is required for their survival in the human.
Fungotek 250mg Tablet is known to treat some type of fungal infections that occur in the fingernails and/or toenails of the body. The drug cures the infection by attacking and killing the fungi.
It is important that you give your doctor all your medical history, which should include details of any health problems you have and the medication that you are currently on. Patients with liver problems are usually advised not to take the drug. It is best that you inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant in the future as well. Lactating mothers should also discuss the pros and cons of taking the drug with their doctor before starting the medical course. The drug is also not advised for those who have low immunity.
Fungotek 250mg Tablet can be taken orally wither with meal or without. The dosage and time period of the course generally depends on the extent of the fungal infection.
The most common side effect of the drug is headache. Other side effects are mild pain in the stomach, belching, toothache, heartburn and bad taste in the mouth. If these side effects tend to persist for a long period of time, it is best that you seek medical help. The drug increases your tendency to get a sun tanned. Thus it is best that you use sunscreen when you go out.
In case of an infection in the fingernails, a dosage of 250mg daily is prescribed for about 6 weeks. In case of toenails the same dosage is prescribed for about 12 weeks. The dosage may vary as per the extent of the fungal infection and how well your body responds to it.
The drug only treats infections caused by fungi. It does not treat any infections that are caused by viruses or bacteria.
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Fungotek 250mg Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Avoid Fungotek 250mg Tablet with caffeine and chocolate as well as food containing caffeine and chocolate such as tea leaves, cocoa beans.
Hypersensitivity to Fungotek Tablet is a contraindication. In addition, Fungotek Tablet should not be used if you have the following conditions:
Pregnancy - This medicine should be used by pregnant women only when the benefits outweigh the risk. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Breast-feeding - This medicine should not be used by breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. Care should be taken while using this medicine to ensure that ingestion and direct contact with the medicine by the infant are avoided.
Liver function - This medicine should not be used if the patient has a chronic or active disease of the liver. It is advised to monitor the liver function on a periodic basis while taking this medicine. Any sign or symptom indicative of a deteriorating liver function should be reported to the doctor on priority.
Allergic skin reaction - This medicine can cause severe allergic reactions of the skin and hence caution is advised while use. Any sign of an allergic skin reaction after taking this medicine should be reported to the doctor immediately.
Blood cell count - This medicine is known to lower the count of certain specific blood cells. It should be used with caution in patients who have a decreased blood cell count.
Kidney impairment - This medicine should be used with caution in patients having an impairment of kidney function.
Immune system disorder - This medicine should be used with caution in patients having a compromised immune system.
Photosensitivity - Use of this medicine may make your skin sensitive to light. Avoid unnecessary or prolonged exposure to sunlight while taking this medicine. Ensure that ample precautionary measures are taken before stepping into sunlight.
Missed Dose - Take/apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped.
Overdose - Contact a doctor if an overdose with terbinafine is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include nausea, vomiting, rash, headache etc.
Fungotek 250mg Tablet is used in the treatment of fungal infections.
Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Fungotek Tablet.