AF 400 Tablet

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AF 400 Tablet Information

AF 400 Tablet is a prescription medicine that is available as a Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Fungal Infections, Candidal Infection, Urinary Tract Infection. The alternative uses of AF 400 Tablet have also been explained below.

The correct dosage of AF 400 Tablet depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Some other side effects of AF 400 Tablet have been listed ahead. Normally, these side effects of AF 400 Tablet are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of AF 400 Tablet is Severe for pregnant women and Safe for women who are breastfeeding. Further, the section on AF 400 Tablet related warnings talks about AF 400 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

AF 400 Tablet is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Liver Disease as it can result in adverse effects. Other contraindications of AF 400 Tablet have been discussed in the sections ahead.

Drug interactions for AF 400 Tablet have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

In addition to the above precautions for AF 400 Tablet, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



AF 400 Tablet Benefits & Uses

AF 400 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

AF 400 Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult(Female)
  • Disease: Vaginal Yeast Infection
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 150 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 3 days
  • Special Instructions: Then once a week for 6 months
Adult
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 400 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 1 days
  • Special Instructions: Then 200 - 800 mg/day for 28 days
Geriatric
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 400 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 1 days
  • Special Instructions: Then 200 - 800 mg/day for 28 days
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 12 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 6 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

AF 400 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of AF 400 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Af should not be taken during pregnancy, or should only be taken on the advice of a doctor as it may have severe side effects.

    Severe
  • Is the use of AF 400 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Af is safe for breastfeeding women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of AF 400 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Kidney can be affected by Af. If you experience any unwanted effects of this drug, stop taking it. You should take it again only after medical advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of AF 400 Tablet on the Liver?


    Af may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of AF 400 Tablet on the Heart?


    Af has very mild side effects on the heart.

    Mild


AF 400 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take AF 400 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about AF 400 Tablet

  • Is this AF 400 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    AF 400 Tablet is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the AF 400 Tablet can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume AF 400 Tablet only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, AF 400 Tablet is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

AF 400 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and AF 400 Tablet


    Taking AF 400 Tablet with food does not harm your health.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and AF 400 Tablet


    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking AF 400 Tablet with alcohol.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about AF 400 Tablet

Question almost 5 years ago

Can I take Af without consulting a doctor?

Dr. Mayank Yadav MBBS , General Physician

Af is a prescription drug so do not take it without consulting a doctor. It can be harmful to consume this medicine if you don't require it.

Question about 5 years ago

How does Af work?

Dr. Manoj Meena MBBS , General Physician

Af inhibit the fungal cytochrome P450 enzyme lanosterol 14- demethylase and thus block ergosterol synthesis leading to membrane abnormalities in the fungus. It kills the fungus by destroying its cell membrane.

Question over 4 years ago

Does Af treat jock itch?

Dr. MBBS , General Physician, Other, Obstetrics & Gynaecology

Yes, Af is widely used in the treatment of jock itch (tinea cruris). It is a prescription medicine so please consult your doctor before using this medication for tinea cruris.

Question almost 5 years ago

Is Af antibacterial?

Dr. Rahul Poddar MBBS, DNB, MBBS, DNB , General Surgery

No, Af is not an antibacterial drug. It is an antifungal drug and used to treat specific fungal infections only.

Question almost 5 years ago

Does Af cause stomach upset?

Dr. Abhijit MBBS , General Physician

Rarely, Af can cause stomach upset especially when it is intravenously administered (route injectible). On the contrary, oral administration of Af has been reported to cause stomach upset such as indigestion, stomach pain, diarrhea, and nausea. Keep your doctor informed in case you are experiencing stomach disturbances while taking this drug.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Diflucan® (fluconazole)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 793-794

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