An open-label, randomized, three-way crossover study in 18 healthy subjects assessed the effect of a single 1200 mg oral dose of azithromycin on the pharmacokinetics of a single 800 mg oral dose of Flutec as well as the effects of Flutec on the pharmacokinetics of azithromycin. There was no significant pharmacokinetic interaction between Flutec and azithromycin.
How to store Flutec
- Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
- Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
Can Flutec 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 Flutec. 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.
More common side effects
The more common side effects of Flutec oral tablet depend on how much of the drug you need to take. These side effects can include:
- nausea or upset stomach
- stomach pain
- changes in the way food tastes
- severe rash in people with lowered immunity
If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Flutec and Alcohol
You should avoid or limit drinking alcohol while taking Flutec.
Since both can cause headaches and stomach discomfort, drinking alcohol while taking Flutec may worsen these side effects.
Getting the most from your treatment
- Remember to keep any regular appointments with your doctor. This is so your doctor can check on your progress. If you are taking a course of Flutec, you may need to have a blood test to check that it is not affecting your liver if you are taking it for more than one month.
- If your symptoms do not improve despite taking Flutec, speak again with your pharmacist or doctor so that your infection can be investigated further.
- If you buy any medicines, always check with a pharmacist that they are safe to take with Flutec.
Flutec side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction (hives, difficult breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash with blistering and peeling).
Call your doctor at once if you have:
fast or pounding heartbeats, fluttering in your chest, shortness of breath, and sudden dizziness (like you might pass out);
fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness;
skin rash or skin lesions; or
liver problems--loss of appetite, stomach pain (upper right side), dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Common side effects may include:
changes in your sense of taste.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Drugs that should not be used with Flutec
There are certain drugs that you should not use with Flutec. When used with Flutec, these drugs can cause dangerous effects in your body. Examples of these drugs include:
- Terfenadine. When used with Flutec at doses of 400 mg or higher, this drug can cause a life-threatening heart rhythm condition called torsades de pointes.
- Pimozide, clarithromycin, erythromycin, ranolazine, lomitapide, donepezil, voriconazole, and quinidine. When used with Flutec, these drugs can cause a life-threatening heart rhythm condition called torsades de pointes.