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FORCAN BABY INJECTION 25 ML

Manufactured byCipla Ltd.
ContainsFluconazole
Description
FORCAN BABY INJECTION 25 ML is an anti-fungal agent. It is used to prevent and treat infections caused by fungi and yeasts. It acts by stopping the growth and multiplication of these organisms.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for FORCAN BABY INJECTION 25 ML

  • Headache
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin rash
  • Injection site pain
  • Hair loss
  • Dizziness
  • Swelling of face, lips, eyelids, tongue, hands and feet
  • Tightness in chest

Uses of FORCAN BABY INJECTION 25 ML

What is it prescribed for?

  • Oropharyngeal Candidiasis
  • Esophageal Candidiasis
  • Cryptococcal Meningitis
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Peritonitis
  • Candidemia
  • Prophylaxis of Infections in Special Population
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to fluconazole or any other inactive ingredients present in the formulation.

QT Interval prolonging drugs

This medicine is not recommended for co-administration with drugs like dofetilide, pimozide, quinidine, and cisapride that are known to cause elevated plasma concentrations of this medicine and may prolong the QT interval.

Liver Disease

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with acute or chronic liver diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before receiving this medicine.
General warnings

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Skin disorders

This medicine may cause a condition where the skin starts to peel off in some patients. If you have had fungal infections in the past, then symptoms of infections should be monitored closely. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Driving or operating machinery

This medicine may cause dizziness or even seizures in a few patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during or immediately after treatment with this medicine.

Geriatric use

This medicine should be used with caution in the elderly since the effects are more severe, warranting an adjustment in dosage.

Heart conditions

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with heart diseases due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of heart function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Since this medicine is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical/hospital setting, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

Overdose

Since this medicine is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very less. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Alprazolam

Atorvastatin

Cisapride

Erythromycin

Warfarin

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

QT Prolongation

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients with a known history of arrhythmias, heart diseases, and patients who are on medicines that prolong QT intervals such as psychiatric drugs and anti-arrhythmic drugs. This medicine may further prolong QT intervals in such patients and worsen the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
This medicine is usually administered in the clinical/hospital setting under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor. Inform the doctor if you have a known allergy to this medicine. Report all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions to the doctor before receiving this medicine.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine acts by stopping the production of a certain vital component for the fungi. This results in the disruption of the cell membrane formation process and inhibits the growth of the organism.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Azole antifungals

Schedule

Schedule H

Fluconazole - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 23 February 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00196

[Internet]. Accessdata.fda.gov. 2019 [cited 23 September 2019]. Available from:

https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2011/019949s051lbl.pdf

DailyMed - Fluconazole - fluconazole injection [Internet]. Dailymed.nlm.nih.gov. 2019 [cited 23 September 2019]. Available from:

https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=d3ca59bd-ae00-48ab-89aa-87c7f56e9989

Fluconazole 2mg/ml Solution for Infusion - Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) - (emc) [Internet]. Medicines.org.uk. 2019 [cited 23 September 2019]. Available from:

https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/3378/smpc
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