Q. What is Forcan 50 Tablet used for?
Forcan 50 Tablet is an antifungal medicine. It is used for the treatment of many fungal infections like Cryptococcal meningitis (fungal infection in the brain) and Coccidioidomycosis (a disease of the lungs). Additionally, it is helpful in the treatment of infections caused by Candida found in the bloodstream, body organs (e.g., heart, lungs) or urinary tract, mucosal thrush (infection affecting the lining of the mouth, throat, and denture sore mouth), and genital thrush (infection of the vagina or penis). It can also be used to treat skin infections like athlete’s foot, ringworm, jock itch, nail infection.
Q. Is Forcan 50 Tablet fungistatic or fungicidal?
Forcan 50 Tablet is primarily fungistatic which means it controls the growth of fungus). However, it may also act as a fungicidal (kills fungus) medicine against certain organisms, specifically Cryptococcus in a dose-dependent manner, specifically Cryptococcus.
Q. Does Forcan 50 Tablet treat urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Forcan 50 Tablet is used to treat urinary tract infections (UTI) caused mainly by Candida. However, bacteria growth can also cause UTI in some cases. If you are suffering from UTI, please consult your doctor as the cause of infection (fungal or bacterial, or other) needs to be identified before the start of any treatment.
Q. Can I take Forcan 50 Tablet with alcohol?
Yes, Forcan 50 Tablet can be taken with alcohol. No interactions have been reported between the two. However, it is better to consult your doctor on the use of alcohol before taking Forcan 50 Tablet to avoid any side effects and get the maximum benefit of Forcan 50 Tablet.
Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Forcan 50 Tablet?
If you have missed a dose of Forcan 50 Tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.
Q. Can I take Forcan 50 Tablet for yeast infection?
Yes, Forcan 50 Tablet can be used for the treatment of yeast (candidal) infection. However, if you think you are suffering from a yeast infection, consult your doctor. This is because proper diagnosis is required before starting any therapy.
Q. Is Forcan 50 Tablet a steroid?
No, Forcan 50 Tablet is not a steroid. Forcan 50 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Does Forcan 50 Tablet treat bacterial vaginosis?
No, Forcan 50 Tablet does not treat bacterial vaginosis as it is not active against any bacteria. Forcan 50 Tablet is used to treat infection of the vagina caused by Candida (a fungal infection). If you think you are suffering from bacterial vaginosis, consult your doctor. This is because the diagnosis of your infection (whether it is fungal or bacterial) is required to start your treatment.
Q. Does Forcan 50 Tablet make you feel tired?
Yes, Forcan 50 Tablet can make you feel tired. If you experience excessive tiredness during the treatment with this medicine, consult your doctor. The reason for tiredness could be a sign of an underlying liver problem as Forcan 50 Tablet can affect your liver.
Q. Is Forcan 50 Tablet over the counter (OTC)?
No, Forcan 50 Tablet is not an over-the-counter (OTC) product. It is available only when prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Is Forcan 50 Tablet safe to be used in pregnancy?
No, Forcan 50 Tablet is not safe to be used in pregnancy. Studies suggest that the use of Forcan 50 Tablet during pregnancy is harmful to the development of the baby. Therefore, Forcan 50 Tablet is prescribed in pregnant women only if the benefits of the medicine outweigh the risks involved. However, if a woman gets pregnant during the treatment with Forcan 50 Tablet, she must be well informed about the potential harm to the baby. If you are planning to conceive, are pregnant, or breastfeeding, inform your doctor before taking Forcan 50 Tablet.
Q. I feel better now, can I stop taking Forcan 50 Tablet?
No, you should not stop taking Forcan 50 Tablet suddenly without consulting your doctor. This is because suddenly stopping the medication may worsen your condition and your infection may return. Continue your medication even if you feel better as your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Stopping the medication too early could allow the fungus to continue to grow and hence, prevent complete healing.