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FLUCONAZOLE 150MG HARD CAPSULES

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Package leaflet: Information for the user
Careway Thrush Relief 150mg Hard Capsules
Fluconazole
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking
this medicine because it contains important
information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. Always use
this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your
doctor or pharmacist has told you.
- Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
- If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or
pharmacist.
- If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not
listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
- You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if
you feel worse after 7 days.
What is in this leaflet
1. What Careway Thrush Relief 150 mg Hard Capsules are
and what they are used for
2. What you need to know before you take Careway
Thrush Relief 150 mg Hard Capsules
3. How to take Careway Thrush Relief 150 mg Hard Capsules
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Careway Thrush Relief 150 mg Hard Capsules
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. What Careway Thrush Relief 150mg Hard Capsules
are and what they are used for
The active substance is fluconazole. Fluconazole is one of a
group of medicines called “antifungals”.
Fluconazole is used to treat infections caused by fungi and
may also be used to stop you from getting a candidal
infection. The most common cause of fungal infections is
yeast called Candida.
Fluconazole is used to treat a fungal infection called
vaginal thrush (in women), and associated candidal
balanitis (in men).
What is vaginal thrush?
Vaginal thrush is caused by tiny yeast called Candida.
Many women have the yeast living quite happily and
problem-free within their bodies. However, the natural
balance that keeps Candida under control can be upset by
other factors, e.g. antibiotics, diabetes, poor general
health, the Pill, or damage to vaginal tissues. Then the
levels of yeast become too high and thrush develops. The
most common symptoms are:
• Itching around the outside of the vagina.
• Soreness which becomes worse with rubbing and
scratching. Also the salt in urine can sting the sore tissue.
• A white, non-smelling discharge from the vagina.
Not every woman who has thrush will have all of these
symptoms. Some general advice to help stop thrush
coming back:
• Wash regularly, but do not wash and dry yourself too
harshly.
• Avoid tight clothing.
• Wear cotton underwear and stockings rather than tights.
• Avoid perfumed soaps, bath additives and vaginal
deodorants.
• Change your tampon frequently as a blood-soaked
tampon can provide ideal conditions for yeast growth.
Sexual intercourse can damage delicate tissue and
aggravate thrush. Vaginal thrush is not “VD”, but may be
passed on to your partner through intercourse. If your
attack of thrush was successfully treated, but keeps coming
back, your partner may need to take Careway Thrush Relief
150mg Hard Capsules himself. If you are unsure why your
thrush keeps coming back, or are unsure if your partner
has thrush, you or your partner should see a doctor.
What is candidal balanitis?
Candidal balanitis (penile thrush) is caused by yeast called
Candida. Balanitis is the medical term used to describe
inflammation of the end of the penis. The foreskin may
also be inflamed.
Thrush can be passed on from your partner through sexual
intercourse.
(Thrush is not “VD” - see “What is vaginal thrush?”). The
most common symptoms are:
• Soreness, redness and irritation of the penis.
• Tightness of the foreskin.
• A white, non-smelling discharge from the penis.
• Not every man who has candidal balanitis will have all of
these symptoms.
2. What you need to know before you take Careway
Thrush Relief 150mg Hard Capsules
Do not take Careway Thrush Relief 150 mg Hard
Capsules if you
• are allergic (hypersensitive) to fluconazole, to other
medicines you have taken to treat fungal infections or to
any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in
section 6). The symptoms may include itching, reddening
of the skin or difficulty in breathing
• are taking astemizole, terfenadine (antihistamine
medicines for allergies)

• are taking cisapride (used for stomach upsets)
• are taking pimozide (used for treating mental illness)
• are taking quinidine (used for treating heart
arrhythmia)
• are taking erythromycin (an antibiotic for treating
infections)
• if you are taking amiodarone (used for treating uneven
heartbeats ‘arrhythmias’)
Do not use Careway Thrush Relief 150mg Hard
Capsules without first consulting your doctor or
pharmacist:
• If you are under 16 years or over 60 years of age.
• If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in Careway
Thrush Relief 150mg Hard Capsules or other antifungals
and other thrush treatments.
• If you are taking any other medicine other than the Pill.
• If you are taking the antihistamine terfenadine or the
prescription medicine cisapride.
• If you have had thrush more than twice in the last six
months.
• If you have any disease or illness affecting your liver or
kidneys or have had unexplained jaundice.
• If you have a condition that can affect the rhythm of your
heart beat.
• If you suffer from any other chronic disease or illness.
• If you or your partner have had exposure to a sexually
transmitted disease.
• If you are unsure about the cause of your symptoms.
Women only:
• If you are pregnant, suspect you might be pregnant or
are breastfeeding.
• If you have any abnormal or irregular vaginal bleeding or
a blood stained discharge.
• If you have vulval or vaginal sores, ulcers or blisters.
• If you are suffering from lower abdominal pain or
burning on passing urine.
Men only:
• If your sexual partner does not have thrush.
• If you have penile sores, ulcers or blisters.
• If you have an abnormal penile discharge (leakage).
• If your penis has started to smell.
• If you have pain on passing urine.
The product should never be used again if you experience
a rash or an allergic reaction following use of the product.
Other medicines and Careway Thrush Relief 150mg
Hard Capsules
Tell your doctor immediately if you are taking astemizole,
terfenadine (an antihistamine for treating allergies) or
cisapride (used for stomach upsets) or pimozide (used for
treating mental illness) or quinidine (used for treating
heart arrhythmia) or erythromycin (an antibiotic for
treating infections) as these should not be taken with
Careway Thrush Relief 150 mg Hard Capsules (see
section: “Do not take Careway Thrush Relief 150 mg Hard
Capsules if you”).
There are some medicines that may interact with Careway
Thrush Relief 150 mg Hard Capsules. Make sure your
doctor knows if you are taking any of the following
medicines:
• rifampicin or rifabutin (antibiotics for infections)
• alfentanil, fentanyl (used as anaesthetic)
• amitriptyline, nortriptyline (used as anti-depressant)
• amphotericin B, voriconazole (anti-fungal)
• medicines that thin the blood to prevent blood clots
(warfarin or similar medicines)
• benzodiazepines (midazolam, triazolam or similar
medicines) used to help you sleep or for anxiety
• carbamazepine, phenytoin (used for treating fits)
• nifedipine, isradipine, amlodipine, felodipine and
losartan (for hypertension- high blood pressure)
• ciclosporin, everolimus, sirolimus or tacrolimus (to
prevent transplant rejection)
• cyclosphosphamide, vinca alkaloids (vincristine,
vinblastine or similar medicines) used for treating cancer
• halofantrine (used for treating malaria)
• statins (atorvastatin, simvastatin and fluvastatin or similar
medicines) used for reducing high cholesterol levels
• methadone (used for pain)
• celecoxib, flurbiprofen, naproxen, ibuprofen, lornoxicam,
meloxicam, diclofenac (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory
Drugs (NSAID))
• oral contraceptives
• prednisone (steroid)
• zidovudine, also known as AZT; saquinavir (used in
HIV-infected patients)
• medicines for diabetes such as chlorpropamide,
glibenclamide, glipizide or tolbutamide
• theophylline (used to control asthma)
• vitamin A (nutritional supplement)
• amiodarone (used for treating uneven heartbeats
‘arrhythmias’)
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have
recently taken any other medicines, including medicines
obtained without a prescription.
Taking Careway Thrush Relief 150 mg Hard Capsules
with food and drink
You can take your medicine with or without a meal.

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Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be
pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor
or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine. You
should not take Careway Thrush Relief 150 mg Hard
Capsules while you are pregnant or breast-feeding unless
your doctor has told you to.
You should not breast-feed if you are taking a repeated
dose of Careway Thrush Relief 150mg Hard Capsules.
Driving and using machines
When driving vehicles or using machines, it should be
taken into account that occasionally dizziness or fits may
occur. If affected do not drive or use machines.
Careway Thrush Relief Capsules contain lactose and
sunset yellow (E110)
This medicine contains a small amount of lactose (milk
sugar). If you have been told by your doctor that you have
an intolerance to some sugars, please contact your doctor
before taking this medicine.
The capsule also contains sunset yellow (E110), which may
cause allergic reactions, including asthma, in some people.
This is more common in people who are allergic to aspirin.
3. How to take Careway Thrush Relief 150mg Hard
Capsules
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor has
told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are
not sure. Swallow the capsule whole with a glass of water.
It can be taken with or without food.
Adults and young people aged over 16 years
The whole course for the treatment of thrush in men or
women is one 150mg capsule.
Elderly
This product is not recommended for self-medication in
the elderly. If you are over 60 years old, please do not take
this capsule. Instead you should discuss your symptoms
with your doctor.
Children under 16 years old
This product is not recommended for self-medication in
children under 16 years old. If you are under 16 years old,
please do not take this capsule. Instead you should
discuss your symptoms with your doctor.
If you take too many capsules
You only need to take one capsule. If you or someone else
swallows several of these capsules all together, contact
your doctor, pharmacist or hospital emergency
department immediately. Always take any capsules left
over with you and also the box, as this will allow easier
identification of the capsules.
When you should start to feel better
Your condition should start to improve within a few days.
If your symptoms do not clear up within a week or you
think that the capsule has not worked properly, please
speak to your doctor. If you experience another attack of
thrush after seven days you can use the capsule again. It
might also be worth getting your partner to use this
medicine or to see a doctor. Thrush is not a sexually
transmitted disease but both partners can suffer from it,
even if they do not have any symptoms. If you experience
more than two attacks of thrush within 6 months you
should tell your doctor.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them
A few people develop allergic reactions although serious
allergic reactions are rare. If you get any of the following
symptoms, tell your doctor immediately.
• sudden wheezing, difficulty in breathing or tightness in
the chest
• swelling of eyelids, face or lips
• itching all over the body reddening of the skin or itchy
red spots
• skin rash
• severe skin reactions such as a rash that causes blistering
(this can affect the mouth and tongue).
Careway Thrush Relief 150 mg Hard Capsules may affect
your liver. The signs of liver problems include:
• tiredness
• loss of appetite
• vomiting
• yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes
(jaundice)
Careway Thrush Relief Capsules may affect your adrenal
glands and the levels of steroid hormones produced. The
signs of adrenal problems include:
• tiredness
• muscle weakness
• loss of appetite
• weight loss
• abdominal pain
If any of these happen, stop taking Careway Thrush Relief
150 mg Hard Capsules and tell your doctor immediately.
Other side effects:
Additionally, if any of the following side effects gets

serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in
this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Common: may affect up to 1 in 10 people
• headache
• stomach discomfort, diarrhoea, feeling sick,
vomiting
• increases in blood tests of liver function
• rash
Uncommon: may affect up to 1 100 people
• reduction in red blood cells which can make skin pale
and cause weakness or breathlessness
• decreased appetite
• inability to sleep, feeling drowsy
• fit, dizziness, sensation of spinning, tingling, pricking or
numbness, changes in sense of taste
• constipation, difficult digestion, wind, dry mouth
• muscle pain
• liver damage and yellowing of the skin and eyes
(jaundice)
• wheals, blistering (hives), itching, increased sweating
• tiredness, general feeling of being unwell, fever
Rare: may affect up to 1 in 1000 people
• lower than normal white blood cells that help defend
against infections and blood cells that help to stop
bleeding
• red or purple discoloration of the skin which may be
caused by low platelet count, other blood cell changes
• blood chemistry changes (high blood levels of
cholesterol, fats)
• low blood potassium
• shaking
• abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG), change in heart rate
or rhythm
• liver failure
• allergic reactions (sometimes severe), including
widespread blistering rash and skin peeling, severe skin
reactions, swelling of the lips or face
• hair loss
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist
or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed
in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via
the yellow card scheme at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.

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5. How to store Careway Thrush Relief 150mg Hard
Capsules
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is
stated on the pack after EXP.
The expiry date refers to the last day of the month.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or
household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away
medicines you no longer use. These measures will help
protect the environment.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
What Careway Thrush Relief 150 mg Hard Capsules
contains
• The active substance is fluconazole.
• Each hard capsule contains 150 mg of fluconazole.
• The other ingredients are:
Capsule content: lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline
cellulose, pregelatinised maize starch, colloidal anhydrous
silica, magnesium stearate and sodium lauryl sulphate.
Capsule shell composition: titanium dioxide (E171),
quinoline yellow (E104), sunset yellow (E110) and gelatin.
What Careway Thrush Relief 150 mg Hard Capsules
look like and contents of the pack
Careway Thrush Relief 150 mg Hard Capsules are yellow
capsules.
Careway Thrush Relief 150 mg Hard Capsules are available
in a blister pack containing 1 capsule.
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print or audio please call, free of charge: 0800 198 5000
(UK Only)
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Product name
Reference number
Careway Thrush Relief 150mg
Hard Capsules
PL 29831/0318
This is a service provided by the Royal National Institute of
Blind People.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Wockhardt UK Ltd, Ash Road North, Wrexham, LL13 9UF, UK.
Manufacturer
CP Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Ash Road North, Wrexham,
LL13 9UF, UK.
This leaflet was last revised in 12/2017
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