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Brand Name, Dosage Format and Strength
Funzela 50 mg Tablet
Antibacterial, Antifungal, Antituberculosis, Antivirals
Aminoglycoside, Cephalosporin, Chloramphenicol, Lincosamide, Macrolide, Penicillin, Penicillin + Beta lactamase Inhibitor , Penicillinase-resistant isoxazolylpenicillin, Penicillin; Beta-lactam + Beta-lactamase Inhibitor, Quinolone, Sulfonamide + Folate Inhibitor, Tetracycline, Triazole Antibiotic, Immunostimulant, Neuraminidase Inhibitor
STATEMENT ON USAGE FOR HIGH RISK GROUPS
Pregnancy: (Pregnancy Category C) Reproduction studies in pregnant rabbits receiving fluconazole doses of up to 75 mg/kg OD during organogenesis revealed impaired maternal weight gain and abortions, although no adverse fetal effects were seen. In a different study involving rats, fluconazole doses of up to 25 mg/kg OD were associated with maternal weight gain and placental weight increase. When dosages were increased to 320 mg/kg OD, fetal abnormalities (e.g., wavy ribs, cleft palate and abnormal craniofacial ossification) and embryolethality were observed.
However, there are no adequate and well controlled studies in pregnant women to date. Use in pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies possible risk to the fetus.
Lactation: Fluconazole is excreted in human breast milk in concentrations similar to that found in plasma; therefore, avoid use in breastfeeding women.
Children: A different dosing regimen is recommended for infants < 4 wks (refer to Dosage and Administration section).
Adverse effects reported in neonates and infants receiving 3 to 6 mg/kg/day are transient increases in serum transaminase concentrations, vomiting, and eosinophilia. Severe thrombophlebitis has also occurred in one neonate after IV fluconazole administration.
Elderly: Since elderly patients are more likely to have impaired renal function, dosage should be modified as necessary. However, dosage adjustments based on age alone is not necessary.