TESCO THRUSH RELIEF 150MG CAPSULES
Active substance(s): FLUCONAZOLE
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Uncommon side effects which affect 1 to 10 users in 1,000 are listed
reduction in red blood cells which can make skin pale and cause
weakness or breathlessness
PACKAGE LEAFLET: INFORMATION FOR THE USER
inability to sleep, feeling drowsy
Driving and using machines
fit, dizziness, sensation of spinning, tingling, pricking or numbness,
Fluconazole 150mg Capsules may occasionally cause dizziness or fits. If
if you are taking astemizole, terfenadine (antihistamine
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains
changes insense of taste
affected do not drive or use machinery.
medicines for allergies)
important information for you.
constipation, difficult digestion, wind, dry mouth
if you are taking cisapride (used for stomach upsets)
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need
Fluconazole 150mg Capsules contain lactose.
if you are taking pimozide (used for treating mental illness)
to use Fluconazole 150mg Capsules carefully to get the best results from
liver damage and yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice)
If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to
if you are taking quinidine (used for treating heart arrhythmia)
wheals, blistering (hives), itching, increased sweating
some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.
if you are taking erythromycin (an antibiotic for treating
Keep this leaflet. You may want to read it again.
tiredness, general feeling of being unwell, fever.
Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
3. HOW TO TAKE FLUCONAZOLE 150mg CAPSULES
if you are taking amiodarone (used for treating uneven
You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better or if you feel
Rare side effects which affect 1 to 10 users in 10,000 are listed below:
worse after 7 days.
lower than normal white blood cells that help defend against
You should read the instructions on the pack. Fluconazole 150mg
This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on
and blood cells that help to stop bleeding
Capsules should only be taken by mouth.
Warnings and precautions
to others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the
red or purple discoloration of the skin which may be caused by low
The whole course of treatment for vaginal thrush is one capsule which
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Fluconazole
same as yours.
platelet count, other blood cell changes
you take by mouth. Take the capsule with a glass of water.
if you have liver or kidney problems
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, or pharmacist or
blood chemistry changes (high blood levels of cholesterol, fats)
if you suffer from heart disease, including heart rhythm problems
nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this
low blood potassium
Some women notice an improvement after one day and the thrush
if you have abnormal levels of potassium, calcium or magnesium
leaflet. See section 4.
should clear up after 2 days. If symptoms persist for more than 7 days,
in your blood
abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG), change in heart rate or rhythm
consult your doctor.
if you develop severe skin reactions (itching, reddening of the
What is in this leaflet
If after treatment with Fluconazole 150mg Capsules you have a reskin or difficulty in breathing)
1. What Fluconazole 150mg Capsules are and
allergic reactions (sometimes severe), including widespread
if you develop signs of 'adrenal insufficiency' where the adrenal
what they are used for
blistering rash and skin peeling, severe skin reactions, swelling of
been more than 7 days since your last treatment.
glands do not produce adequate amounts of certain steroid
2. What you need to know before you take
the lips or face
hormones such as cortisol (chronic, or long lasting fatigue,
Fluconazole 150mg Capsules
If you experience a thrush infection more than twice over a six month
muscle weakness, loss of appetite, weight loss, abdominal pain)
3. How to take Fluconazole 150mg Capsules
period, consult your doctor.
Reporting of side effects
4. Possible side effects
Remember that Fluconazole can only treat thrush. It cannot treat other
Other medicines and Fluconazole 150mg Capsules:
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This
5. How to store Fluconazole 150mg Capsules
infections of the genitals. If you still have any sort of symptoms one or
Tell your doctor immediately if you are taking astemizole,
includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also
6. Contents of the pack and other information
two days after you have taken Fluconazole, you should visit your doctor
terfenadine (an antihistamine for treating allergies) or cisapride (used
report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
in case you have another type of infection.
for stomach upsets) or pimozide (used for treating mental illness) or
1. WHAT FLUCONAZOLE 150mg CAPSULES ARE
quinidine (used for treating heart arrhythmia) or erythromycin (an
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the
AND WHAT THEY ARE USED FOR
If you take more Fluconazole 150mg Capsules than
antibiotic for treating infections) as these should not be taken with
of this medicine.
Fluconazole (see section: "Do not take Fluconazole if you").
Fluconazole is an antifungal agent. Your medicine is used for treating a
If you (or someone else) swallow a lot of capsules at the same time, or
There are some medicines that may interact with Fluconazole. Make
5. HOW TO STORE FLUCONAZOLE 150mg
fungal infection called vaginal thrush. Vaginal thrush is caused by a
you think a child has swallowed any of the capsules, contact your
sure your doctor knows if you are taking any of the following medicines:
yeast called Candida. Many women have this yeast living in their
nearest hospital casualty department or your doctor immediately.
rifampicin or rifabutin (antibiotics for infections)
bodies harmlessly. If something such as antibiotics, ill health or the pill
alfentanil, fentanyl (used as anaesthetic)
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
upsets the natural balance that keeps Candida under control, then
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
amitriptyline, nortriptyline (used as anti-depressant)
candidal infections occur.
amphotericin B, voriconazole (anti-fungal)
Do not use Fluconazole 150mg Capsules after the expiry date which is
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not
medicines that thin the blood to prevent blood clots (warfarin or
stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that
The most common symptoms of vaginal thrush are:
Redness and swelling of the tissues of the vagina and vulva
benzodiazepines (midazolam, triazolam or similar medicines)
Itching around the outside of the vagina
The product does not require any special storage conditions within
A few people develop allergic reactions although serious allergic
carbamazepine, phenytoin (used for treating fits)
A white, non-smelling discharge from the vagina
reactions are rare. If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor or
nifedipine, isradipine, amlodipine, felodipine and losartan (for
pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this
hypertension - high blood pressure)
Medicines should not be disposed of via the wastewater or household
You may have one or more of these symptoms.
leaflet. If you get any of the following symptoms, tell your doctor
ciclosporin, everolimus, sirolimus or tacrolimus (to prevent
waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer
required. These measures will help protect the environment.
If your partner has penile thrush he may have one or more of the
sudden wheezing, difficulty in breathing or tightness in the chest
cyclosphosphamide, vinca alkaloids (vincristine, vinblastine or
swelling of eyelids, face or lips
similar medicines) used for treating cancer
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER
Soreness and redness of the penis
itching all over the body, reddening of the skin or itchy red spots
halofantrine (used for treating malaria)
Tightness of the foreskin
statins (atorvastatin, simvastatin and fluvastatin or similar
A white non-smelling penile discharge
severe skin reactions such as a rash that causes blistering (this can
medicines) used for reducing high cholesterol levels
What Fluconazole 150mg Capsules contain
affect the mouth and tongue).
methadone (used for pain)
- The active substance is fluconazole. Each capsule contains 150mg
To stop thrush coming back:
celecoxib, flurbiprofen, naproxen, ibuprofen, lornoxicam,
meloxicam, diclofenac (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs
- The other ingredients are lactose, starch, sodium lauryl sulphate,
Avoid tight clothing
colloidal silicon dioxide and magnesium stearate. The capsule shell
Wear cotton underwear and stockings rather than tights
is gelatine and the colouring agents are titanium dioxide (E171)
Avoid perfumed soaps and bath additives
and Patent Blue V (E131).
Change your tampon frequently
zidovudine, also known as AZT; saquinavir (used in HIV-infected
Sexual intercourse can damage these delicate tissues and make thrush
What Fluconazole 150mg Capsules look like and the
medicines for diabetes such as chlorpropamide, glibenclamide,
worse. Occasionally you can pass thrush to your partner through
of the pack
Fluconazole may affect your adrenal glands and the levels of steroid
glipizide or tolbutamide
Each capsule has a blue body and cap. Fluconazole 150mg Capsules
theophylline (used to control asthma)
come in a pack containing one capsule.
vitamin A (nutritional supplement)
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TAKE
ivacaftor (used for treating cystic fibrosis)
FLUCONAZOLE 150mg CAPSULES
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loss of appetite
amiodarone (used for treating uneven heartbeats 'arrhythmias')
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might take any other medicines
Other side effects:
You should take Fluconazole 150mg Capsules only if you are sure that
if any of the following side effects gets serious, or if you
Fluconazole 150mg Capsules with food and drink
you have vaginal thrush. Remember that other infections can cause
notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or
You can take your medicine with or without a meal at any time of day.
similar symptoms to thrush and that you could have more than one
Take the capsule with a glass of water.
type of infection at the same time. If you are in any doubt that you have
Common side effects which affect 1 to 10 users in 100 are listed below:
thrush or think you could have another infection at the same time, you
Date leaflet approved: April 2017.
Pregnancy and breast- feeding
should see your doctor before you take fluconazole.
Pregnancy: This medicine should not be used if you are pregnant, or
increases in blood tests of liver function
if you think you may be pregnant.
Do not take Fluconazole 150mg Capsules
Women of childbearing age: You must use a reliable form of
if you are allergic to fluconazole, to other medicines you have
contraception when using this medicine. The ingredients in the cream,
taken to treat fungal infections or to any of the other ingredients
however, may affect the latex used in barrier contraceptives such as
of this medicine (listed in section 6). The symptoms may include
condoms and diaphragms.
itching, reddening of the skin or difficulty in breathing
Fluconazole 150mg Capsules
You should therefore use other methods of contraception whilst using
this medicine and for at least 5 days after last using the cream.
Breastfeeding: This medicine should not be used if you are