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CYTOFLU - (Flucytosine 500mg Tab)

DESCRIPTION

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet is an antifungal medicine used to treat severe infections caused by fungus. It is combined with other medicines, to relieve yeast and fungal infections affecting the entire body. It slows the growth of fungus and kills it, thus treating the infection.

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It should be taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better as prescribed by your doctor. Missing doses is not advised.

Some people may experience a few side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and skin rashes. Inform your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.


USES OF CYTOFLU TABLET

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet is used to treat severe fungal infections caused by yeast and fungus.


BENEFITS OF CYTOFLU TABLET

In Severe fungal infections

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet works by killing the fungi that can cause serious infections. Cytoflu usually gives relief very quickly but you should continue taking it as prescribed even after you feel better to make sure that all the fungi and yeast causing the infection are killed and do not become resistant.


SIDE EFFECTS OF CYTOFLU TABLET

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist for long & discontinue taking the medicine.

Common side effects of Cytoflu

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin rash

HOW TO USE CYTOFLU TABLET

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. Cytoflu 500mg Tablet can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.


HOW CYTOFLU TABLET WORKS

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet kills and slows the growth of fungus by interfering with protein and DNA synthesis.


SAFETY ADVICE

Alcohol

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR

It unknown whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Cytoflu 500mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy_image

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet may be unsafe to take during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breast-feeding

Breast feeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.

Driving_image

Driving

SAFE

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.

Kidney_image

Kidney

CAUTION

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cytoflu 500mg Tablet may be needed.
It should not be prescribed to kidney disease patients if there are no facilities available for measuring the blood levels of this medicine. Please consult your doctor regarding this.

Liver_image

Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR

There is limited information available on the use of Cytoflu 500mg Tablet in patients with liver disease.
However, regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised while you are taking this medicine. Please consult your doctor if you feel any side effects.


WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE CYTOFLU TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Cytoflu 500mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the dose.


Alternate brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet

₹135.0/Tablet

Cytorx 500mg Tablet

 

Cipla Ltd

₹147.5/tablet

9% costlier


QUICK TIPS

  • Cytoflu 500mg Tablet is used to treat serious fungal infections in the body.
  • Inform your doctor before starting the dose if you have any liver, kidney problems, anemia, and bone marrow disorders.
  • Your doctor should get your blood test done in order to measure the level of potassium in the blood.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

REFERENCES:

  1. Bennett JE. Antifungal Agents. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 1575-576.
  2. Sheppard D, Lampiris HW. Antifungal Agents. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. pp. 838-39.
  3. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 554-55.
  4. Flucytosine. Rzeszow, Poland: ICN Polfa Rzeszow Spolka Akcyjna; 2017. [Accessed 31 Mar. 2019]
  5. Medscape. Flucytosine. [Accessed 31 Mar. 2019]
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CYTOFLU - (Flucytosine 500mg Tab)

DESCRIPTION

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet is an antifungal medicine used to treat severe infections caused by fungus. It is combined with other medicines, to relieve yeast and fungal infections affecting the entire body. It slows the growth of fungus and kills it, thus treating the infection.

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. It should be taken with or without food, preferably at a fixed time. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better as prescribed by your doctor. Missing doses is not advised.

Some people may experience a few side effects like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and skin rashes. Inform your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Please consult your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to conceive, or breastfeeding.


USES OF CYTOFLU TABLET

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet is used to treat severe fungal infections caused by yeast and fungus.


BENEFITS OF CYTOFLU TABLET

In Severe fungal infections

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet works by killing the fungi that can cause serious infections. Cytoflu usually gives relief very quickly but you should continue taking it as prescribed even after you feel better to make sure that all the fungi and yeast causing the infection are killed and do not become resistant.


SIDE EFFECTS OF CYTOFLU TABLET

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist for long & discontinue taking the medicine.

Common side effects of Cytoflu

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin rash

HOW TO USE CYTOFLU TABLET

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. Cytoflu 500mg Tablet can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.


HOW CYTOFLU TABLET WORKS

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet kills and slows the growth of fungus by interfering with protein and DNA synthesis.


SAFETY ADVICE

Alcohol

Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR

It unknown whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Cytoflu 500mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.

Pregnancy_image

Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet may be unsafe to take during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.

Breast-feeding

Breast feeding

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.

Driving_image

Driving

SAFE

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.

Kidney_image

Kidney

CAUTION

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Cytoflu 500mg Tablet may be needed.
It should not be prescribed to kidney disease patients if there are no facilities available for measuring the blood levels of this medicine. Please consult your doctor regarding this.

Liver_image

Liver

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR

There is limited information available on the use of Cytoflu 500mg Tablet in patients with liver disease.
However, regular monitoring of liver function tests is advised while you are taking this medicine. Please consult your doctor if you feel any side effects.


WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE CYTOFLU TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Cytoflu 500mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the dose.


Alternate brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet

₹135.0/Tablet

Cytorx 500mg Tablet

 

Cipla Ltd

₹147.5/tablet

9% costlier


QUICK TIPS

  • Cytoflu 500mg Tablet is used to treat serious fungal infections in the body.
  • Inform your doctor before starting the dose if you have any liver, kidney problems, anemia, and bone marrow disorders.
  • Your doctor should get your blood test done in order to measure the level of potassium in the blood.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

REFERENCES:

  1. Bennett JE. Antifungal Agents. In: Brunton LL, Chabner BA, Knollmann BC, editors. Goodman & Gilman’s: The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. New York, New York: McGraw-Hill Medical; 2011. pp. 1575-576.
  2. Sheppard D, Lampiris HW. Antifungal Agents. In: Katzung BG, Masters SB, Trevor AJ, editors. Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. 11th ed. New Delhi, India: Tata McGraw Hill Education Private Limited; 2009. pp. 838-39.
  3. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. pp. 554-55.
  4. Flucytosine. Rzeszow, Poland: ICN Polfa Rzeszow Spolka Akcyjna; 2017. [Accessed 31 Mar. 2019]
  5. Medscape. Flucytosine. [Accessed 31 Mar. 2019]

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