About Zocon DT 100 Tablet
Zocon DT 100 Tablet 4’s belongs to the class of medicines called ‘antifungal’ used to treat a broad range of infections caused due to fungi and yeast. A fungal infection is caused when a fungus invades and affects any part of the body, including the mouth, throat, oesophagus, lungs, bladder, genital area, and the blood. Zocon DT 100 Tablet 4’s can effectively treat fungal infections, including Vaginal Candidiasis (a vaginal yeast infection caused by Candida), urinary tract infection caused by Candida species of fungi, and cryptococcal meningitis (fungal infection of the brain and spinal cord in AIDS patients). Zocon DT 100 Tablet 4’s cannot treat a viral infection like flu or a common cold.
Zocon DT 100 Tablet 4’s contains ‘fluconazole’ that kills or prevents fungi or yeast by inhibiting an enzyme in fungi responsible for its normal fat metabolism, which interferes with the formation of the fungal cell membrane. As a result, fungal or yeast cells get killed or its growth is minimized. Zocon DT 100 Tablet 4’s is available in the form of oral (tablet and suspension) and injection formulations. You should only take this drug if advised by your doctor. You can take Zocon DT 100 Tablet 4’s with or without food.
Zocon DT 100 Tablet 4’s has common side effects like headache, diarrhoea, nausea, upset in stomach, dizziness, stomach pain, altered food tastes. You seek immediate medical attention if you experience other side effects such as fever, chills, and symptoms of flu, weakness, easy bruising, seizures, skin rashes, faster or irregular heartbeat, and shortness of breath, clay-coloured stools, and jaundice.
Tell your doctor if you already consume or stopped taking other drugs since they affect Zocon DT 100 Tablet 4’s. These include over-the-counter medicines (OTC), herbal, and vitamin supplements. Let your doctor know if you use medications for other infections, heart problems, high blood pressure, HIV, mental illness, cancer, or malaria. Also, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Uses of Zocon DT 100 Tablet 4’s
Zocon DT 100 Tablet 4’s works by killing the fungus/yeast and preventing its growth by inhibiting the fungal cell membrane formation. It is used to treat various fungal or yeast infections such as vaginal candidiasis, oropharyngeal candidiasis (thrush, oral thrush), esophageal candidiasis (candida esophagitis), candida infections (urinary tract infections, peritonitis), and cryptococcal meningitis. Besides this, Zocon DT 100 Tablet 4’s is also used to prevent candidiasis and coccidioidomycosis in patients who receive cancer or radiation treatment while undergoing bone marrow transplantation. Zocon DT 100 Tablet 4’s is effective in treating soft tissue and pulmonary infections when compared to other azole anti-fungal drugs.
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Side Effects of Zocon DT 100 Tablet 4’s
Most of the side effects of Zocon DT 100 Tablet 4’s do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. Zocon DT 100 Tablet 4’s can cause common side effects like headache, diarrhoea, nausea, upset in stomach, dizziness, stomach pain, altered food tastes. However, seek immediate medical advice if these side effects persist longer. Some serious side effects of Zocon DT 100 Tablet 4’s include pounding or irregular heartbeat, nausea, vomiting, extreme tiredness, easy bruising or bleeding, weakness, loss of appetite, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), flu, dark urine, clay-coloured stools, seizures, skin rash and itching, hives, swollen face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs, and difficulty breathing or swallowing. If any of these side effects occur, call your doctor for emergency treatment.
In-Depth Precautions and Warning
Although there are rare cases of adverse hepatic effects during Zocon DT 100 Tablet 4’s treatment, it is advisable to check on possibilities. Severe hepatic reactions like necrosis (death of cells or tissue), clinical hepatitis (inflammation of the liver), cholestasis (reduction or blockage of bile from the liver), and sudden hepatic failure are reported during Zocon DT 100 Tablet 4’s therapy. Zocon DT 100 Tablet 4’s is associated with liver toxicity, including fatalities in patients with other serious underlying diseases. Treatment with Zocon DT 100 Tablet 4’s should be immediately discontinued in such cases. Zocon DT 100 Tablet 4’s may also cause heart problems (like irregular heart rhythm), so it should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases. Pregnant or lactating women should consult the doctor before taking this drug. Zocon DT 100 Tablet 4’s may not be suitable for some people who have weakened immune system, diabetes, cancer, or low blood magnesium or potassium levels.
Drug-Drug Interaction: Zocon DT 100 Tablet 4’s may interact with drugs treating mental illness (pimozide or quetiapine), anti-depressants (reboxetine), antibiotics (erythromycin), ergotamine (to treat migraine or headaches); amiodarone (for heart problems); blood thinners like warfarin; carbamazepine (to treat epilepsy); losartan (used to treat high blood pressure); statins (to treat high levels of cholesterol); anti-diabetic drugs (metformin), and Vitamins B12, Vitamin C, and Vitamin D3.
Drug-Food Interaction: There are no studies indicating food interactions with Zocon DT 100 Tablet 4’s. However, it is advised to take non-starchy vegetables and gluten-free foods and limit alcohol and caffeine intake.
Drug-Disease Interaction: Tell your doctor before taking Zocon DT 100 Tablet 4’s if you have a medical history of allergic reactions to medicines, heart diseases, liver or kidney problems, blood disorders like acute porphyria, and low levels of magnesium and potassium.