ZOCON 50 MG TABLET

Generic : Fluconazole (50mg)

Treatment : Fungal infections

Pack size  : 4 (Tablet)

Manufacturer :  FDC Ltd

Made In : INDIA

Unit Price

$1.12

PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Zocon 50 DT Tablet is used to treat fungal infections of the mouth, throat, vagina, and other parts of the body including fingernails and toenails. It kills fungi by destroying the fungal cell membrane thereby stopping the growth of fungi.

Zocon 50 DT Tablet should be taken in the dose and duration as prescribed by your doctor. It should be swallowed whole and can be taken with or without food. The dosage and length of treatment will depend on the condition you are being treated for. Sometimes this will be in cycles of use and non-use. To get the most benefit, take this medicine at evenly spaced times and continue using it until your prescription is finished, even if your symptoms disappear after a few days. If you stop treatment too early, the infection may return and if you miss doses you can increase your risk of infections that are resistant to further treatment. Tell your doctor if the infection does not get better or if it gets worse. Avoid taking antacid treatments within one hour before or two hours after you take it.

Do not take Zocon 50 DT Tablet if you are pregnant unless your doctor has told you to. Inform your doctor if you have a history of heart failure, a weak immune system (including HIV/AIDS), kidney problems, or liver problems such as yellow skin (jaundice). This medicine may not be suitable for you. If your course of treatment is for more than a month, your doctor may monitor your liver function. This medicine may make you dizzy so do not drive or operate machines until it is safe.

 

BENEFITS OF ZOCON TABLET DT

In Treatment of Fungal infections

Zocon 50 DT Tablet is an antifungal medicine. It works by killing and stopping the growth of fungi that causes the infection. It helps treat infections of the mouth, throat, vagina, and other parts of the body.

The dose and duration of treatment will depend on what you are being treated for. Make sure you complete the full course of treatment. This will ensure that the infection is completely cured and prevent it from returning.

 

HOW TO USE ZOCON TABLET DT

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Dissolve it in a glass of water before taking it. Zocon 50 DT Tablet may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

 

HOW ZOCON TABLET DT WORKS

Zocon 50 DT Tablet is an antifungal medication. It kills and stops the growth of the fungi by destroying its cell membrane, thereby treating your skin infection.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

warnings

Alcohol

CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Zocon 50 DT Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Zocon 50 DT Tablet is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
warnings

Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Zocon 50 DT Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
warnings

Driving

UNSAFE
Zocon 50 DT Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Zocon 50 DT Tablet may cause dizziness or seizures. This may affect your ability to drive.
warnings

Kidney

UNSAFE
Zocon 50 DT Tablet is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.
Caution to be advised in patients with impaired renal function.
warnings

Liver

CAUTION
Zocon 50 DT Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Zocon 50 DT Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

 

Interaction with drugs

  • PIMOZIDE
  • QUETIAPINE
  • ERYTHROMYCIN
  • ERGOTAMINE
  • AMIODARONE
  • WARFARIN
  • CARBAMAZEPINE
  • LOSARTAN
  • METFORMIN
  • REBOXETINE

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE ZOCON TABLET DT?

If you miss a dose of Zocon 50 DT Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Zocon

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain

FAQ's

Q. What is Zocon 50 DT Tablet used for?

Zocon 50 DT 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. Can Zocon 50 DT Tablet be taken with oral contraceptives (OCPs) or birth control pills?

Zocon 50 DT Tablet has been reported to have a minor interaction when taken with estradiol (a component of oral contraceptives). It can increase the level or effect of estradiol when given along with it. Before starting the treatment with Zocon 50 DT Tablet inform your doctor if you are taking birth control pills.

Q. Can Zocon 50 DT Tablet cause hair loss?

Zocon 50 DT Tablet may cause hair loss as a rare side effect. If during the treatment you experience hair loss, inform your doctor.

Q. Is Zocon 50 DT Tablet effective?

Yes, Zocon 50 DT Tablet is effective when used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Zocon 50 DT Tablet too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. Is Zocon 50 DT Tablet fungistatic or fungicidal?

Zocon 50 DT 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 50 DT Tablet treat urinary tract infection (UTI)?

Zocon 50 DT 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 50 DT Tablet with alcohol?

Yes, Zocon 50 DT 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 50 DT Tablet to avoid any side effects and get the maximum benefit of Zocon 50 DT Tablet.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Zocon 50 DT Tablet?

If you have missed a dose of Zocon 50 DT 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 50 DT Tablet for yeast infection?

Yes, Zocon 50 DT 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 50 DT Tablet a steroid?

No, Zocon 50 DT Tablet is not a steroid. Zocon 50 DT Tablet belongs to a group of medicines called antifungals.

Q. Does Zocon 50 DT Tablet treat bacterial vaginosis?

No, Zocon 50 DT Tablet does not treat bacterial vaginosis as it is not active against any bacteria. Zocon 50 DT 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 50 DT Tablet make you feel tired?

Yes, Zocon 50 DT 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 50 DT Tablet can affect your liver.

Q. Is Zocon 50 DT Tablet over the counter (OTC)?

No, Zocon 50 DT Tablet is not an over-the-counter (OTC) product. It is available only when prescribed by your doctor.

Q. Is Zocon 50 DT Tablet safe to be used in pregnancy?

No, Zocon 50 DT Tablet is not safe to be used in pregnancy. Studies suggest that the use of Zocon 50 DT Tablet during pregnancy is harmful to the development of the baby. Therefore, Zocon 50 DT 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 50 DT 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 50 DT Tablet.

Q. I feel better now, can I stop taking Zocon 50 DT Tablet?

No, you should not stop taking Zocon 50 DT 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.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Pack size  – 4

pack form  – tablet

 

MORE INFORMATION

 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.