Flutas 400mg Tablet
Flutas 400mg Tablet is primarily prescribed for the treatment of hepatosplenic candidiasis and other Candida infections, cryptococcal infections and secondary prophylaxis for cryptococcal meningitis in persons with AIDS. It is also used as antifungal prophylaxis in allogeneic bone marrow transplant recipients.
Flutas 400 MG Tablet is indicated for oral or vaginal candidiasis unresponsive to nystatin or clotrimazole; nonlife-threatening Candida infections (eg, cystitis, esophagitis); treatment of hepatosplenic candidiasis and other Candida infections in persons unable to tolerate amphotericin B.
It is also prescribed for the treatment of cryptococcal infections; secondary prophylaxis for cryptococcal meningitis in persons with AIDS; antifungal prophylaxis in allogeneic bone marrow transplant recipients.
This medicine belongs to the class of triazole antifungal. Flutas 400 MG Tablet is effectively used in the treatment of meningitis. It affects the membranes in the brain and spinal cord. This drug treats fungal infections like yeast infections in the mouth, throat, food pipe, lungs, vagina, etc.
It works by decreasing the production of ergosterol, which inhibits cell membrane formation in fungi. This drug is also preferred as a preventive medication in patients susceptible to fungal infections while undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy before bone marrow transplantation.
Some serious side effects that may occur and need immediate medical attention are:
Yellowing of the skin, dark urine, light-coloured stool and itchiness of the skin, indicating liver damage
Severe rash or peeling of the skin in patients suffering from cancer or AIDS
Irregular or fast heart rate, palpitations, seizures or fainting, indicating Torsades de Pointes (a condition of abnormal rhythm of the heart which may cause a sudden cardiac arrest)
Symptoms of overdose include decreased lacrimation, salivation, respiration and motility, urinary incontinence, cyanosis. Treatment includes supportive measures, a 3-hour hemodialysis will remove 50%.
Take as directed, around-the-clock. Take full course of medication as ordered. Follow good hygiene measures to prevent reinfection. Frequent blood tests may be required. Maintain adequate hydration (2-3 L/day of fluids unless instructed to restrict fluid intake).
Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
This drug is primarily used for the following conditions
Fungal Infections (Tinea Strains)
Side effects of this drug are as follows
Are there any missed dose instructions?
Missed dose of this medication may be taken later unless it is already time for the next dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
This medication works by decreasing ergosterol production by disrupting the activity of cytochrome P450, inhibiting the formation of the cell membrane of susceptible fungi like Candida and Microsporum.