Extina Drug

Extina skin care drug is an anti-fungal medication used as a prescribed treatment for skin problems. It lies in the same family of drugs as fluconazole,itraconazole , and miconazole .It has the composition of Ketoconazole. It prevents growth of several types of fungi by preventing production of the membranes that surround fungal cells. The FDA approved the use of the composition in June 1981.

Extina skin care drug is also used to treat fungal infections that have not responded to griseofulvin, another anti fungal medication. Extina skin care drug is used for treating ringworm, jock, athlete's foot, dandruff, and tinea vesicular. This drug is used to treat certain fungal infections in the body or serious fungal infections on the skin and nails. Extina skin care drug belongs to the class of drugs called azoles antifungal. It works by stopping the growth of the fungus. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional. This drug may also be used to treat certain protozoa infections, Cushing's syndrome, advanced prostate cancer, and high calcium levels in the blood from sarcoidosis or tuberculosis.

How to use

Take this medication by mouth usually once a day or as directed by your doctor. This medication may be taken with or without food, but taking it with food helps to reduce stomach upset. If you are taking an antacid, take Extina skin care drug at least 2 hours before taking the antacid, otherwise, Extina skin care drug may not be absorbed into the body. The dosage and length of treatment is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. In children, the dosage is also based on weight. It may take from several days to several months to complete treatment. This medication works best when the amount of drug in your body is kept at a constant level. Therefore, take this drug at evenly spaced intervals.

Cautions before Using

There are some cautions, which are needed before using Extina and they are as follows:

  • Before taking Extina, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other azoles antifungal drugs such as fluconazole,itraconazole or if you have any other allergies.
  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of liver problems
  • Avoid using alcohol while taking Extina
  • Patients having low testosterone levels
  • Patients having adrenal deficiency
  • Pregnant women and breast feeding mothers also should avoid taking Extina.

Extina Side effects

The side effects, which may occur due to the use of Extina, are as follows:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Headache,
  • Vision changes,
  • Mental/mood changes
  • Depression
  • Unusual tiredness
  • Weakness
  • Dizziness upon standing
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Allergic rashes

Reactions and overdose

Some kind of reactions may happen if you are taking drugs that decrease the amount of stomach acid including antacids, heartburn ulcer drugs.

Some of the most interacting drugs include some benzodiazepines such as alprazolam, triazolam and cyclosporine.

In case of Overdose, the patient should be taken under medical care.


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