This medication is an anti-fungal agent, prescribed for jock itch, athlete's foot and other infections. It interferes with the formation of the fungal cell membrane and kills fungi.
Contraindicated in patients who are taking terfenadine or astemizole, cisapride, triazolam and hypersensitivity.
Adult- The oral dose range is 200-400 mg daily. Topical formulations are administered over affected areas once or twice daily.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
It also comes as a cream to apply topically.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver disease, alcoholism, blood problems (eg, prophyria), any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• It may affect blood sugar level; monitor sugar level regularly.
♦ Headache, dizziness, drowsiness, fever, chills, sensitivity to light, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, breast enlargement in male, impotence, decrease in platelet counts and white blood cells, anemia, projection of skull bone, hair loss.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature.
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