Forcan IV Infusion

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  • Contains / Salt: Fluconazole (200 mg)
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Forcan IV Infusion Information

Forcan IV Infusion is a prescription drug, available for use as Infusion. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Fungal Infections, Candidal Infection, Urinary Tract Infection. Secondary and off-label uses of Forcan IV Infusion have also been mentioned below.

Medical history of the patient along with age and gender determines the dosage of Forcan IV Infusion. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Forcan IV Infusion can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Forcan IV Infusion go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

In addition, Forcan IV Infusion's effect is Severe during pregnancy and Safe for lactating mothers. It is important to know if Forcan IV Infusion has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Forcan IV Infusion related warnings section.

Forcan IV Infusion is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Liver Disease as it can result in adverse effects. Some other conditions that can be affected by Forcan IV Infusion are listed in the contraindications section below.

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

You should also be aware that Forcan IV Infusion is not safe while driving, and is not addiction.



Forcan IV Infusion Benefits & Uses

Forcan IV Infusion is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Forcan IV Infusion 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: Thrush
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 200 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 1 days
  • Special Instructions: Then 100 mg IV or orally once a day for 2 weeks
Geriatric
  • Disease: Thrush
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 200 mg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 1 days
  • Special Instructions: Then 100 mg IV or orally once a day for 2 weeks
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Thrush
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 6 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 1 days
  • Special Instructions: Then 3 mg/kg IV or orally once a day for 2 weeks
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Thrush
  • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
  • Single Maximum Dose: 6 mg/kg
  • Dosage Route: Parenteral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 1 days
  • Special Instructions: Then 3 mg/kg IV or orally once a day for 2 weeks

Forcan IV Infusion Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Forcan IV Infusion safe for pregnant women?


    Forcan has many dangerous side effects in pregnant women. If you are pregnant, do not consume Forcan without medical advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Forcan IV Infusion safe during breastfeeding?


    Forcan does not show any side effects in breastfeeding women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Forcan IV Infusion on the Kidneys?


    There can be some harmful effects on your kidneys after taking Forcan. If you witness any side effects, discontinue its use. Consult your medical practitioner, do as he/she suggests.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Forcan IV Infusion on the Liver?


    Forcan is rarely harmful for the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Forcan IV Infusion on the Heart?


    Forcan has very mild side effects on the heart.

    Mild


Forcan IV Infusion Contraindications

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



Frequently asked Questions about Forcan IV Infusion

  • Is this Forcan IV Infusion habit forming or addictive?


    No, there is no any evidence that Forcan IV Infusion is addictive.

    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 Forcan IV Infusion can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but take Forcan IV Infusion only as per medical advice.

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


    No, Forcan IV Infusion is not used to treat mental disorders.

    No

Forcan IV Infusion Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Forcan IV Infusion


    It is safe to take Forcan IV Infusion with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Forcan IV Infusion


    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Forcan IV Infusion and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Forcan IV Infusion

Question about 5 years ago

Is Forcan safe for babies?

Dr. Ram Saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Forcan safe for babies. It is used to treat several types of fungal diseases in infants. However, it is best to inform the doctor if your baby experiences any allergic symptoms after using this medication.

Question about 5 years ago

Is Forcan nephrotoxic?

Dr. R.K Singh MBBS , Diabetology

No, Usually Forcan does not cause nephrotoxicity. But as per FDA reports patients above 65 years have exhibited acute renal failure hence elderly patients should take Forcan only when prescribed. However, the exact mechanism of renal failure associated with this drug is not yet known.

Question over 5 years ago

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

Dr. Anand Singh MBBS , General Physician

Discontinuation of Forcan on your own can cause unwanted side effects such as a headache, dizziness, stomach upset, and diarrhea. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

Question over 5 years ago

How long can I safely take Forcan?

Dr. Kishan Barnwal MBBS , General Physician

Take Forcan as directed by your doctor. Do not discontinue the drug suddenly or take it longer than prescribed.

Question over 5 years ago

Is Forcan safe to use?

Dr. B. K. Agrawal MBBS, MD , Cardiology, General Physician, Internal Medicine

Yes, Forcan is safe to use, if taken in a prescribed amount for a specified time as advised by the doctor, however, few side effects are observed such as indigestion, stomach pain, diarrhea, and nausea.



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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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