Ketafung Tablet 10'S

Fungal Rx required

Best Price*  ₹ 184.00
MRP ₹230.00
(Inclusive of all taxes) *10 Tablet(s) in a Strip * Mfr: East West Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd * Country of Origin: India
TOTAL AMOUNT ₹ 230.00

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INTRODUCTION

KETAFUNG contains Ketoconazole belongs to the class of drugs called azole antifungals. It is used to treat fungal infections including blastomycosis, coccidioidomycosis, histoplasmosis, chromomycosis, and paracoccidioidomycosis. It gets bound to proteins such as albumin in the circulating blood and is widely distributed in body tissues. This medicine works by binding to the fungal p450 enzymes and stops the cells making ergosterol of the cell wall which is necessary for them to grow.

Always take this medicine as directed by physician. Your doctor will decide the dose and duration of therapy depending upon your age, weight and condition. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. It is recommended for the use in children and adolescents. Do not take this medicine, if you have adrenal insufficiency. It is not recommended for use in pregnant or breastfeeding women. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine. Tell your doctor, if you are taking or taken or might take any other medicines. The most common side effects include diarrhea, nausea, headache, stomach pain and abnormal liver function test.

USES OF KETAFUNG

  • Treat fungal infections in the body

HOW KETAFUNG WORKS

KETAFUNG binds to the fungal p450 enzymes and stops the cells making ergosterol of the cell wall which is necessary for them to grow.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always take KETAFUNG exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Swallow the medicine whole with plenty of water. If you take more this medicine than you should, talk to your doctor.

SIDE EFFECTS OF KETAFUNG

SERIOUS

  • long-lasting severe headache or blurred vision
  • severe lack of appetite (anorexia)
  • weight loss
  • allergic reactions such as rash, itching, hives, fever, swelling of the lips or tongue, chest pain, or trouble breathing
  • unusual tiredness
  • muscle weakness
  • yellowing of skin or whites of the eyes

COMMON

  • nausea
  • headache
  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhea
  • abnormal liver function tests

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Skin rash:

Avoid bath in hot water because hot water can irritate the skin. Moisturizers can be used regular basis to soothe and hydrate the affected area.

Nausea and vomiting:

Keep try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal or snack and stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.

Diarrhea:

Drink lot of fluid, such as water or squash, to avoid dehydration. Do not take any other medicine without consulting your doctor.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

KETAFUNG is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

BREASTFEEDING

KETAFUNG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machinery while taking this medicine, it may make you feel dizzy.

ALCOHOL

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with KETAFUNG.

KIDNEY

KETAFUNG should be taken with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

KETAFUNG should be taken with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Do not take if you are allergic to this medicine.

HEART DISEASE

If you have any heart related problems, consult your doctor for advice before taking this medicine.

INTERACTIONS

Talk to your doctor, if you are taking:

  • medicines for lowering blood cholesterol such as simvastatin, atorvastatin, lovastatin
  • heart medicines such as epleronone, dronedarone, disopyramide, felodipine, nisoldipine
  • medicines used for the treatment of the paludism such as quinidine, halofantrine
  • medicines used for severe mental health disorders and severe depression such as pimozide, sertindole, lurasidone, quetiapine
  • medicines used for the allergies such as mizolastine
  • dabigatran
  • medicine used to prevent the formation of blood clots
  • medicines to help to sleep and for anxiety such as triazolam, alprazolam, midazolam (taken by mouth)
  • medicines used for migraine attacks such as dihydroergotamine, ergometrine (ergonovine)
  • medicines used in cancers such as irinotecan, everolimus
  • sirolimus such as used to prevent your body from rejecting a kidney transplant

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Ketoconazole
Pharmacological Category :   Antifungal
Therapeutic Indication :   Treat fungal infection
Dosage Forms :  

Tablet, Cream, Gel, Ointment, Lotion, Soap, Dusting powder

MORE INFORMATION

Store at room temperature 15-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT KETAFUNG

Can KETAFUNG be used in pregnant women?

No. It is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

How does KETAFUNG kill fungus?

It kills fungi by binding to the fungal p450 enzymes and stops the cells making ergosterol of the cell wall.

REFERENCES

1. Hadeer Sinawe; Damian Casadesus, Ketoconazole, [Revised on Jun 2020] [Accessed 11 Dec 2020] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK559221/

2. Jan van cutsem; The antifungal activity of ketoconazole; [Revised on Jan 1983] [Accessed 11 Dec 2020] https://www.amjmed.com/article/0002-9343(83)90508-9/fulltext

3. K.D.Tripathi, Essentials of medical pharmacology, Antimicrobial drugs, Chapter 57 – Antifungal drugs, 7th edition 2013, Page – 792.

4. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals s.r.o., U.S. Food and Drug Administration; [Revised on July 2013] [Accessed 11 Dec 2020] https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2013/018533s040lbl.pdf

Manufacturer/Marketer Details

    Net Qty
    1
    Shelf Life
    NA
    Item Weight
    17.5
    No. of Units in a Kit
    NA
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Ketafung Tablet 10'S

Ketafung Tablet 10'S Mfr: East West Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd

M.R.P.: Rs.230.00
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