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Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100's_103446
Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100's_103446
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Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100's

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Salt Composition : Flucytosine

Manufacturer : JOLLY HEALTHCARE

Origin of Medicine : India

MRP: 13500
Price :11475
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Introduction to Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100's

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100'S is an anti-fungal medication containing the active ingredient Flucytosine. This medication is used to treat serious fungal infections caused by specific types of fungi. It is considered an important component in managing infections caused by fungi like Cryptococcus and Candida species, which can be particularly problematic in individuals with weakened immune systems. It's often combined with other antifungal drugs to enhance treatment effectiveness.

This drug is contraindicated in individuals with known hypersensitivity or allergy to it or its component. 

Do not consume this drug without dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase (DPD) enzyme activity (complete DPD deficiency). If you are on herpes treatment with antiviral nucleoside analogs or have been on such treatment within the last 4 weeks, inform your doctor before starting the treatment with Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100'S. Inform your doctor if you have poor kidney function. This is important to determine the appropriate dosage and monitor your medication response. It's essential not to miss any laboratory tests that your physician has recommended for you. These tests are important to monitor your health, treatment response, and any serious side effects.

Male patients whose female partners are of reproductive age must follow an effective method of contraception up to 3 months after the treatment. Female patients of childbearing age should use a reliable method of contraception for a month after the last dose. This helps ensure that there is no risk of unintended pregnancy during this period. Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100'S should not be used during pregnancy unless necessary.  If you suspect that you are pregnant while undergoing treatment with this medication, inform your doctor immediately. Breastfeeding is not recommended while taking this medicine. Consult your doctor for advice if you are breastfeeding.


Uses of Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100's

  • Treatment of fungal infections

Therapeutic Effects of Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100's

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100'S works by interfering with the synthesis of fungal DNA and RNA. This disrupts the growth and replication of fungal cells, helping to control and eliminate the infection.


Interaction of Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100's with other drugs

Inform your physician about all your medicines, including prescription, over-the-counter, nutritional or vitamin supplements, and herbal products. Certain medications, such as antiviral nucleoside analogs may interact with Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100'S and reduce effectiveness by causing undesirable side effects.


More Information about Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100's

  • Store Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100'S below 25˚C.
  • Protect from light.

How to consume Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100's

Take the Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100'S as advised by your physician. Do not crush, chew, or open the medicine. Your physician will decide the correct dosage and duration based on age, body weight, and disease condition. Only stop taking the tablet if your doctor advises you to stop.


Safety Advices for Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100's

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Pregnancy

  

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100'S should not be used during pregnancy unless necessary.  If you suspect that you are pregnant while undergoing treatment with this medication, inform your doctor immediately

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Breast Feeding

  

Breastfeeding while taking this medication is contraindicated.  If your doctor has prescribed Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100'S, you should not breastfeed during the course of treatment.

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Lungs

  

It is unknown whether Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100'S is safe for patients with lung problems. Inform your physician if you have lung disease before starting the treatment. 

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Liver

  

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100'S should be cautiously administered in patients with severe liver diseases. Dose adjustments are necessary. Inform your doctor if you have liver issues before initiating the therapy.

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Alcohol

  

It is unknown whether consuming alcohol interacts with Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100'S. Please consult your doctor for more advice.

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Driving

  

It is unknown whether Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100'S alters driving ability. However, if you experience side effects like tiredness or drowsiness, avoid driving and using machines. 


Side Effects of Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100's

Side effects are unwanted symptoms caused by medicines. Even though all drugs cause side effects, not everyone gets them.

Serious

  • Allergic reactions
  • Hepatitis
  • Decreased white blood cell count
  • Heart trouble
  • Difficulty breathing, chest pain
  • Changes in kidney function
  • Convulsions
  • Confusion, hallucinations

Common

  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
  • Stomach ache, inflammatory bowel disease
  • Low potassium levels in the blood
  • Headache, drowsiness, skin sensitivity
  • Fever
  • Vertigo

Word of Advice

Drink plenty of water throughout the day. Proper hydration can help minimize side effects like kidney-related issues. Complete the entire course of Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100'S treatment as prescribed, even if your symptoms improve before the medication is finished. Stopping early could lead to incomplete eradication of the infection.


FAQs

Q 1. Can Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100'S be used alone to treat fungal infections?

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100'S is often used in combination with other antifungal medications to enhance its effectiveness and prevent the development of resistance. Your physician will determine the best treatment approach for your specific infection.

Q 2. Who should take Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100'S with caution?

Individuals with a history of kidney problems, liver problems, bone marrow suppression, or serious medical conditions should take Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100'S with caution. It's important to discuss your medical history with your physician before starting treatment.

Q 3. Can I stop taking Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100'S if my symptoms improve?

It's important to complete the full course of treatment even if your symptoms improve. Stopping the medication suddenly could lead to incomplete eradication of the infection.

Q 4. What is the actual mechanism of Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100'S?

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100'S interferes with the synthesis of fungal DNA and RNA. This disrupts the growth and replication of fungal cells, leading to control and elimination of the infection.

Q 5. Can Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100'S interact with other medications?

Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100'S can interact with other medications. Inform your physician about all medications you're taking, including over-the-counter drugs, supplements, and herbal products.

Q 6. What are the common side effects of Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100'S?

The common side effects of Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100'S may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, decreased white blood cell count (which can increase the risk of infections), and elevated liver enzymes. If you experience severe side effects, contact your physician.


Fact Box of Cytoflu 500mg Tablet 100's

Molecule name: Flucytosine

Therapeutic class: Anti-fungal

Pharmacological class:  Pyrimidine analog

Indications: Treatment of fungal infections


References

  1. CN POLFA RZESZOW SPOLKA AKCYJNA, World Health Organization (WHO), [Revised on 7th Aug 2020] [Accessed on 25th August 2023], https://extranet.who.int/pqweb/sites/default/files/HA693part3v4.pdf
  2. Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC, US Food & Drug Administration, [Revised on Nov 2017] [Accessed on 25th August 2023], https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2017/017001s032lbl.pdf
  3. Harry W. Lampiris, Daniel S. Maddix, Antifungal Agents, Lange’s Basic and Clinical Pharmacology, 14th Edition, 2018, 853-862.
  4. KD Tripathi, Antifungal Drugs, Essentials of Medical Pharmacology, 8th Edition, 2019, 838-848.

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