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Epicanil Information

Epicanil is a prescription medicine that is available as a Powder. It is typically used for the treatment of Fungal Infections, Candidal Infection, Thrush. Epicanil also has some secondary and off-label uses. These are listed below.

The right dosage of Epicanil depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

While these are the most often observed Epicanil side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Such side effects of Epicanil normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Epicanil's effect during pregnancy is Safe and Safe while nursing. Further, the section on Epicanil related warnings talks about Epicanil's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

The section on Epicanil contraindications lists all such conditions.

Additionally, Epicanil may also adversely react with other medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to the above precautions for Epicanil, it is important to know that it is safe while driving, and is habit-forming.



Epicanil Benefits & Uses

Epicanil is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Epicanil 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
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Form: Powder
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Form: Powder
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Form: Powder
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: Apply in appropriate quantity on affected area
  • Dosage Form: Powder
  • Dosage Route: Topical
  • Frequency: 2 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Epicanil Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Epicanil safe for pregnant women?


    Epicanil is safe for pregnant women.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Epicanil safe during breastfeeding?


    Breastfeeding women can safely use Epicanil.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Epicanil on the Kidneys?


    Epicanil is not harmful for kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Epicanil on the Liver?


    There are no any side effects of Epicanil on the liver.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Epicanil on the Heart?


    There are no any side effects of Epicanil for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Epicanil with Other Drugs

Epicanil should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Mild



Epicanil Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Epicanil

  • Is this Epicanil habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Epicanil has not been reported.

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


    Epicanil does not cause dizziness or sleep, so you can drive a vehicle or operate machinery also.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Epicanil only as per medical advice.

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


    No, Epicanil cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Epicanil Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Epicanil


    Taking Epicanil with food does not harm your health.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Epicanil


    You may consume alcohol while taking Epicanil. But caution is still important.

    Safe


Frequently asked Questions about Epicanil

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Epicanil be used for acne ?

Dr. Saurabh Shakya MBBS , General Physician

No, ideally Epicanil can't be used on the acne (pimples) because it is not an antifungal infection. Please consult a dermatologist for the better medication options.

Question about 5 years ago

Is Epicanil cream safe for babies ?

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

Yes, Epicanil safe for babies. It is an effective medication for nappy rash especially in infants between 9 - 12 month. However, it is best to inform a dermatologist if your baby is experiencing any undesirable effects after using this medicine.

Question over 5 years ago

How does Epicanil work?

Dr. Ayush Pandey MBBS, PG Diploma , General Physician

Epicanil 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 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Epicanil on my own or without doctors advice?

Dr. Surender Kumar MBBS , General Physician

Discontinuation of Epicanil on your own can cause unwanted side effects such as itching, redness, and blistering. You are recommended to always consult a dermatologist before discontinuing this medicine.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Epicanil cream be used for hemorrhoids ?

Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

No, ideally Epicanil can't be used for hemorrhoid condition because it is not an antifungal infection. Please consult a dermatologist for the better medication options.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 174-177

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 763,792

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