How to store Fluc
- Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
- Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
Fluc interacts with hundreds of drugs and can often increase the levels of many drugs in the blood, which may cause dangerous interactions.
It's always important to share with your doctor and pharmacist all of the medications you are taking.
This includes not only prescriptions medications but also products that may not seem like medication, such as over-the-counter (OTC) medications, supplements like vitamins and other dietary supplements (nutritional shakes, protein powders, etc.), and herbals along with any illegal and recreational drugs.
You should not take Fluc if you are taking the following drugs:
- Hismanal (astemizole)
- Norpace (disopyramide)
- Erythromycin-containing drugs, including drugs containing erythromycin base, erythyromycin ethylsuccinate, erythromycin lactobionate, or eryrthromyvin stearate
- Medications for irregular heartbeat like Covert (ibutilide), Norpace (disopyramide), Promestyl, Procan, or Procanbid (procainamide)
- Lozol (indapamide)
- Juxtapid (lomitapide)
- Nebupent (pentamidine)
- Orap (pimozide)
You should talk to your doctor about drug options other than Fluc if you're taking any of the following:
- Drugs for irregular heartbeat like Pacerone, Cordarone, or Nexterone (amiodarone), Betapace or Betapace AF (sotalol), Tikosyn (dofetilde), or Multaq (dronedarone)
- Medications for mood and/or depression like Pamelor (nortriptyline), Prozac (fluoxetine), Buspar (buspirone), Celexa (citalopram), and Abilify (aripiprazole)
- Statins for cholesterol like Lipitor (atorvastatin), Zocor (simvastatin), and Mevacor (lovastatin)
- Estrogen-containing drugs like birth control and hormone replacement therapy
- Foradil or Perforomist (formoterol)
- Coreg (carvedilol)
- Migergot or Cafergot (ergotamine) and Migranal (dihydroergotamine)
- Antibiotics like Biaxin (clarithromycin), Avelox (moxifloxacin), and Zithromax (azithromycin)
- Certain cancer drugs like Doxil or Adriamycin (doxorubicin), Cometriq (cabozantinib), Inlyta (axitinib), Bosulif (bosutinib), and Votrient (pazopanib)
- Psychiatric medications like Haldol (haloperidol) and Geodon (ziprasidone)
- Coumadin (warfarin)
Can Fluc cause problems?
Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. The table below contains some of the most common ones associated with Fluc. You will find a full list in the manufacturer's information leaflet supplied with your medicine. The unwanted effects often improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following continue or become troublesome.
Coadministration of Fluc (400 mg on Day 1 and 200 mg once daily for 6 days ) and tofacitinib (30 mg single dose on Day 5) in healthy subjects resulted in increased mean tofacitinib AUC and Cmax values of approximately 79% (90% CI: 64% to 96%) and 27% (90% CI: 12% to 44%), respectively, compared to administration of tofacitinib alone. (See PRECAUTIONS.)
How should I take Fluc?
Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed.
Your dose will depend on the infection you are treating. Vaginal infections are often treated with only one pill. For other infections, your first dose may be a double dose. Carefully follow your doctor's instructions.
Fluc oral is taken by mouth. Fluc injection is given as an infusion into a vein.
You may take Fluc with or without food.
Shake the oral suspension (liquid) before you measure a dose. Use the dosing syringe provided, or use a medicine dose-measuring device (not a kitchen spoon).
Fluc injection is given as an infusion into a vein. A healthcare provider will give your first dose and may teach you how to properly use the medication by yourself. Prepare an injection only when you are ready to give it. Do not use if the medicine looks cloudy, has changed colors, or has particles in it. Call your pharmacist for new medicine.
Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time, even if your symptoms quickly improve. Skipping doses can increase your risk of infection that is resistant to medication. Fluc will not treat a viral infection such as the flu or a common cold.
Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse.
Store Fluc at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not freeze.
You may store the oral suspension in a refrigerator, but do not allow it to freeze. Throw away any leftover liquid that is more than 2 weeks old.
Although not studied, Fluc may increase the plasma levels of the vinca alkaloids (e.g., vincristine and vinblastine) and lead to neurotoxicity, which is possibly due to an inhibitory effect on CYP3A4.