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Flunac Information

Flunac is a prescription drug, available for use as Capsule. It is typically used for the treatment of Fungal Infections, Candidal Infection, Urinary Tract Infection. The alternative uses of Flunac have also been explained below.

The right dosage of Flunac depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Flunac side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. These side effects of Flunac are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Flunac has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Safe effect on lactating mothers. Warnings related to Flunac's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Individuals suffering from medical conditions like Liver Disease must refrain from the use of Flunac since this can cause severe adverse effects. Other contraindications of Flunac have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Besides this, Flunac may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

You should also be aware that Flunac is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



Flunac Benefits & Uses

Flunac is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Flunac Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult(Female)
  • Disease: Vaginal Yeast Infection
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 150 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 3 days
  • Special Instructions: Then once a week for 6 months
Adult
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 400 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 1 days
  • Special Instructions: Then 200 - 800 mg/day for 28 days
Geriatric
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 400 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 1 days
  • Special Instructions: Then 200 - 800 mg/day for 28 days
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 12 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 6 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Flunac Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Flunac safe for pregnant women?


    Flunac has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Flunac without medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Flunac safe during breastfeeding?


    Flunac does not show any harmful effects in lactating women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Flunac on the Kidneys?


    Flunac can have moderate side effects on the kidney. If you notice any harmful effects, stop taking this drug right away. Consult your doctor before using this medicine again.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Flunac on the Liver?


    Flunac may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Flunac on the Heart?


    Very few cases of side effects of Flunac on the heart have been reported.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Flunac with Other Drugs

Flunac should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate

Mild



Flunac Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Flunac unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Flunac

  • Is this Flunac habit forming or addictive?


    No, you will not get addicted to Flunac.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Flunac can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Flunac only as per medical advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, the use of Flunac in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Flunac Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Flunac


    Taking Flunac with food does not harm your health.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Flunac


    Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Flunac.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Flunac

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Flunac treat balanitis?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Yes, Flunac can treat balanitis (inflammation on the upper skin of penis). As per research, it has been found that medicine is safe and effective in the treatment of balanitis.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Flunac cause hair loss?

Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

Yes, Flunac can cause hair loss if taken for a long time. However, if you're experiencing hair loss after taking this drug for a short duration then inform your doctor without any further delay.

Question about 5 years ago

Is Flunac antibacterial?

Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

No, Flunac is not an antibacterial drug. It is an antifungal drug and used to treat specific fungal infections only.

Question about 5 years ago

Is Flunac good for treating ringworm?

Dr. , General Physician

Yes, Flunac is effectively used in the treatment of ringworm (tinea corporis). It is a prescription medicine so please consult your doctor before using this medication for tinea corporis.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Flunac treat jock itch?

Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Infectious Disease

Yes, Flunac is widely used in the treatment of jock itch (tinea cruris). It is a prescription medicine so please consult your doctor before using this medication for tinea cruris.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Diflucan® (fluconazole)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 793-794

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