Q. What is Zocon 150 Tablet used for?
Zocon 150 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 Zocon 150 Tablet fungistatic or fungicidal?
Zocon 150 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 Zocon 150 Tablet treat urinary tract infection (UTI)?
Zocon 150 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 Zocon 150 Tablet with alcohol?
Yes, Zocon 150 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 Zocon 150 Tablet to avoid any side effects and get the maximum benefit of Zocon 150 Tablet.
Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Zocon 150 Tablet?
If you have missed a dose of Zocon 150 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 Zocon 150 Tablet for yeast infection?
Yes, Zocon 150 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 Zocon 150 Tablet a steroid?
No, Zocon 150 Tablet is not a steroid. Zocon 150 Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.
Q. Does Zocon 150 Tablet treat bacterial vaginosis?
No, Zocon 150 Tablet does not treat bacterial vaginosis as it is not active against any bacteria. Zocon 150 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 Zocon 150 Tablet make you feel tired?
Yes, Zocon 150 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 Zocon 150 Tablet can affect your liver.
Q. Is Zocon 150 Tablet over the counter (OTC)?
No, Zocon 150 Tablet is not an over-the-counter (OTC) product. It is available only when prescribed by your doctor.
Q. Is Zocon 150 Tablet safe to be used in pregnancy?
No, Zocon 150 Tablet is not safe to be used in pregnancy. Studies suggest that the use of Zocon 150 Tablet during pregnancy is harmful to the development of the baby. Therefore, Zocon 150 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 Zocon 150 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 Zocon 150 Tablet.
Q. I feel better now, can I stop taking Zocon 150 Tablet?
No, you should not stop taking Zocon 150 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.