Essentiale Forte

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What is Essentiale Forte

Essentiale Forte is an antifungal medication that fights infections caused by fungus.
Essentiale Forte is used to treat serious, life-threatening fungal infections. It is not for use in treating a minor fungal infection such as a yeast infection of the mouth, esophagus, or vagina.
Essentiale Forte may also be used for purposes not listed in Essentiale Forte guide.

How is Essentiale Forte given?

Essentiale Forte is injected into a vein through an IV. A healthcare provider will give you this injection.
The medicine must be given slowly through an IV infusion, and can take from 2 to 6 hours to complete.
Tell your caregivers if you feel any burning, pain, or swelling around the IV needle when Essentiale Forte is injected.
Essentiale Forte may need to be given for up to several weeks or months, depending on the infection being treated.
While receiving Essentiale Forte, you may need frequent blood tests.
Use this medicine for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antibiotics. Essentiale Forte will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.

Essentiale Forte side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; wheezing, difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have:
  • pale skin, easy bruising;
  • blood in your stools;
  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
  • seizure ;
  • jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • build-up of fluid in your lungs--anxiety, sweating, gasping for breath, cough with foamy mucus, chest pain, fast or uneven heart rate;
  • signs of a kidney problem--little or no urinating; painful or difficult urination; swelling in your feet or ankles; feeling tired or short of breath;
  • low potassium--confusion, uneven heart rate, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, muscle weakness or limp feeling; or
  • signs of new infection--fever, chills, flu symptoms, mouth and throat ulcers, rapid and shallow breathing.

Common side effects may include:
  • nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, diarrhea;
  • upset stomach, loss of appetite;
  • muscle or joint pain;
  • headache, ringing in your ears;
  • pain, bruising, or swelling where the medicine was injected;
  • weight loss; or
  • flushing (warmth, redness, or tingly feeling).

See also: Side effects (in more detail)
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Essentiale Forte dosing

Usual Adult Dose for Fungal Infection Prophylaxis:

Prevention of invasive Candidiasis in solid-organ transplants: 10 to 20 mg per day IV
Prevention of invasive Candidiasis during periods of risk - ICU and Other Care Settings : 0.25 mg/kg per day IV

Usual Adult Dose for Aspergillosis -- Aspergilloma:

0.25 mg/kg per day IV
Daily dosage may be gradually increased to 0.5 to 1 mg/kg over a period of 2 to 4 days. Total doses range from 1 to 2 g.

Usual Adult Dose for Aspergillosis -- Invasive:

0.5 to 0.6 mg/kg per day IV
Daily doses as high as 1 to 1.5 mg/kg have been suggested by some clinicians. Total doses of 1.5 to 4 g have been given over an 11-month period.

Usual Adult Dose for Blastomycosis:

0.5 to 1 mg/kg per day IV
A total dose ranging from 1.5 to 2.5 g is needed for life-threatening disease. Patients with CNS infection should receive 0.7 to 1 mg/kg per day.

Usual Adult Dose for Candida Urinary Tract Infection:

Candiduria: 0.3 to 1 mg/kg per day IV for 1 to 7 days
Bladder irrigation: 5 to 50 mg/L instilled into the bladder for 60 to 90 minutes and drained 4 times a day for 2 to 5 days

Usual Adult Dose for Candidemia:

Nonneutropenia: 0.6 to 1 mg/kg per day IV
Treatment duration should last 14 days after last positive blood culture and resolution of signs and symptoms.
Neutropenia: 0.7 to 1 mg/kg per day IV
Treatment duration should last 14 days past last positive blood culture and resolution of signs and symptoms.
Meningitis: 0.7 to 1 mg/kg per day IV plus flucytosine
Therapy should be administered for a minimum of 4 weeks after resolution of all signs and symptoms associated with the infection.
Endocarditis: 0.6 to 1 mg/kg per day IV for at least 6 weeks after valve replacement; flucytosine may be used concomitantly
Chronic disseminated: 0.6 to 0.7 mg/kg per day IV
Treatment duration may last 3 to 6 months and resolution or calcification of radiologic lesions.
The addition of oral flucytosine may be considered for HIV-infected patients with invasive candidiasis.

Usual Adult Dose for Coccidioidomycosis:

Respiratory infection: 0.5 to 1 mg/kg per day IV to a maximum of 1.5 mg/kg per day for 4 to 12 weeks

Usual Adult Dose for Coccidioidomycosis -- Meningitis:

0.01 to 1.5 mg intrathecal injection
It is administered at intervals ranging from daily to weekly, beginning at a low dose and increasing until patient intolerance appears. Concomitant azole therapy is started.

Usual Adult Dose for Cryptococcal Meningitis -- Immunocompetent Host:

0.7 to 1 mg/kg per day IV for 6 to 10 weeks
Therapy is given concomitantly with flucytosine.

Usual Adult Dose for Cryptococcal Meningitis -- Immunosuppressed Host:

0.7 to 1 mg/kg per day IV plus flucytosine for 2 weeks followed by fluconazole for a minimum of 10 weeks

Usual Adult Dose for Cryptococcosis:

Pulmonary: 0.5 to 1 mg/kg per day IV for 6 to 10 weeks
Total dose: 1 to 2 g
The addition of oral flucytosine may be considered.

Usual Adult Dose for Esophageal Candidiasis:

Severe and/or refractory esophageal candidiasis: 0.25 mg/kg per day IV
If tolerated, dosage may be gradually increased over 2 to 4 days to 0.3 to 0.7 mg/kg per day. Total doses range from 100 to 200 mg.
This drug should not be used to treat noninvasive fungal infections in patients with normal neutrophil counts.

Usual Adult Dose for Fungal Endocarditis:

0.25 mg/kg per day IV
Dosage may be gradually increased to 1 to 1.5 mg/kg per day over a period of 2 to 4 days. Total doses range from 1.5 to 3 g.

Usual Adult Dose for Histoplasmosis -- Immunocompenent Host:

Pulmonary: 0.7 mg/kg per day IV

Usual Adult Dose for Histoplasmosis -- Meningitis:

0.7 to 1 mg/kg per day IV to complete a 35 mg/kg total dose over 3 to 4 months

Usual Adult Dose for Oral Thrush:

Refractory or pharyngeal candidiasis: 0.25 mg/kg per day IV
Dosage may be gradually increased to 0.3 mg/kg per day over a period of 2 to 4 days. Total doses range from 100 to 200 mg.
This drug should not be used to treat noninvasive fungal infections in patients with normal neutrophil counts.

Usual Adult Dose for Paracoccidioidomycosis:

0.4 to 0.5 mg/kg per day IV to a maximum dose of 1.5 mg/kg per day in potentially fatal infections
Prolonged therapy is usually required.

Usual Adult Dose for Sporotrichosis:

0.4 to 0.5 mg/kg per day IV for 2 to 3 months
Therapy has ranged up to 9 months with a total dose up to 2.5 g.

Usual Adult Dose for Leishmaniasis:

Treatment of American cutaneous leishmaniasis (caused by L braziliense or L mexicana: 0.25 to 0.5 mg/kg per day IV
Dosage may be gradually increased to 0.5 to 1 mg/kg daily, at which time the drug is usually then given on alternate days. Duration of treatment may last from 3 to 12 weeks depending on severity of disease. Total dose ranges from 1 to 3 g.
Visceral Leishmaniasis: 0.5 to 1 mg/kg per day IV on alternate days for 14 to 20 doses
Maximum dose: 50 mg per day
Total dose: 1.5 to 2 g

Usual Pediatric Dose for Blastomycosis:

0.25 mg/kg per day IV
Total dose: greater than or equal to 30 mg/kg

Usual Pediatric Dose for Candidemia:

0.6 to 1 mg/kg per day IV for 14 to 21 days after resolution of signs and symptoms and negative repeat blood cultures
The addition of oral flucytosine may be considered for HIV-infected patients with invasive candidiasis.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Cryptococcal Meningitis -- Immunosuppressed Host:

HIV-infected patient: 0.25 to 1 mg/kg per day IV
The addition of oral flucytosine may be considered.

Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

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StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
50 mg1 vial$6.11
50 mg x 1's $6.11
Amfocare 50mg VIAL / 1 $6.11
50 mg10 vial$57.78
mg5 $102.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
mg5 $102.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK
Abelcet 5 mg/ml vial p-f $12.00
Amphotec 100 mg vial $160.00
Ambisome 50 mg vial $188.40
Amphotericin b 50 mg vial $24.50
Amphotericin b powder $29.99
Fungizone Iv 50 mg/vial $72.50
Amphotec 50 mg vial $93.33
mg5 $102.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
mg5 $102.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK
Abelcet 5 mg/ml vial p-f $12.00
Amphotec 100 mg vial $160.00
Ambisome 50 mg vial $188.40
Amphotericin b 50 mg vial $24.50
Amphotericin b powder $29.99
Fungizone Iv 50 mg/vial $72.50
Amphotec 50 mg vial $93.33
10 mg1 vial$24.03
Fungisome 1mg x 1mL INF / 10ml $24.03
Fungisome 0.1% w/w Gel $4.79Lifecare Innovations Pvt Ltd
Fungisome 1mg x 1mL INF / 50ml $94.50
50 mg1 vial$4.21
50 mg1 ml$94.50
Fungsome 50 mg Injection $0.09
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Essentiale Forte - Frequently asked Questions

Can Essentiale Forte be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

Who should not take Essentiale Forte?

You should not receive this medicine if you are allergic to any formulation of Essentiale Forte (Abelcet, Essentiale Forte, Essentiale Forte, Essentiale Forte, or Essentiale Forte).

To make sure Essentiale Forte is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • heart disease;

  • diabetes;

  • kidney disease;

  • an electrolyte imbalance (such as low levels of potassium or magnesium in your blood);

  • if you are receiving blood transfusions; or

  • if you are receiving radiation treatments.

FDA pregnancy category B. Essentiale Forte is not expected to harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.

It is not known whether Essentiale Forte passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.

What other drugs will affect Essentiale Forte?

Other drugs may interact with Essentiale Forte, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

How should I take Essentiale Forte?

This medicine is for serious, life-threatening fungal infections. It is not for use in treating a minor fungal infection of the mouth, esophagus, or vagina.

Do not use Essentiale Forte in larger amounts than recommended. An overdose can cause death.

Can Essentiale Forte be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can Essentiale Forte be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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Reviews

Following the study conducted by gMedication.com on Essentiale Forte, the result is highlighted below. However, it must be clearly stated that the survey and result is based solely on the perception and impression of visitors and users of the website as well as consumers of Essentiale Forte. We, therefore, urge readers not to base their medical judgment strictly on the result of this study but on test/diagnosis duly conducted by a certified medical practitioners or physician.

Patient reports

Patient reported useful

No survey data has been collected yet


Two patients reported side effects

Does the Essentiale Forte Have Any Side Effects?
Based on the survey report from users of gMedication.com, about It has side effects number of people suffered some side effect after consumption of Essentiale Forte. All drugs have a portion of undesirable side effects. These effects could be irritations too insignificant for the patient to even notice. However, the side effects of drugs may be determined by several factors like severity of disease and conditions associated with individual patients. However, one of the biggest factors is the dosage consumed. The higher the quantity taken by an individual, the greater the healing effect and the corresponding side effect. All patients have their different intensity of side effects. Ensure you consult your health care provider immediately you notice an unusual side effect affect the consumption of Essentiale Forte.
Patients%
It has side effects1
50.0%
No side effects1
50.0%


Two patients reported price estimates

Do you think The Price of Essentiale Forte is Worth It?
Do you feel you paid higher than the value you got from it after usage? According to reports from gMedication.com users, on whether the Essentiale Forte medicine is affordable, users shared different opinions on the question. The views concerning the price of the medicine were based on some factors like the brand the patient bought, the price compared to its level of effectiveness, the nation or country where the medicine is sold, and the amount of money the patient has. For users who are of the opinion that the medicine is unaffordable, they may have to consider a medicine with another brand in a bid to reduce cost.
Patients%
Expensive2
100.0%


Six patients reported frequency of use

How often should I take Essentiale Forte?
According to the survey, gMedication.com reported that users of Essentiale Forte should take 3 times in a day as the primarily recommended frequency. However, patients are advised to follow the dosage as prescribed by their physician religiously. To get the opinions of other patients on the ideal consumption frequency of the medicine, click here.
Patients%
3 times in a day6
100.0%


Two patients reported doses

What is the specific doses you have used?
Essentiale Forte May come in various doses. In most cases, antibiotics, antihypertensive, pain killers and anti-diabetic drugs available in different doses. Your doctor may prescribe any of the doses based on the severity of the patient's condition. According to our reports, users of gMedication.com used the drugs in the following dosage percentage (Provide dosage percentage). Only a handful of drugs are made in a single or fixed dose. Regular health conditions like fever have similar doses. For instance [acetaminophen, 500mg] was used by the patients surveyed although it comes in different doses.
Patients%
6-10mg1
50.0%
101-200mg1
50.0%


Three patients reported time for results

How long will I use Essentiale Forte before I begin to notice the effect?
According to the report by users of gMedication.com, about 1 month and a few days was the most common time duration among the participants, before they began to feel relief in their health conditions. It is noteworthy that you may not get the same result with other users within the same time frame. Several factors determine the timeframe; hence we implore you to consult your medical expert to get professional advice on how long you should expect to see improvement while consuming Essentiale Forte. However, if you wish to get the response of other users on the time effectiveness of using Essentiale Forte kindly click here
Patients%
1 month1
33.3%
> 3 month1
33.3%
1 day1
33.3%


Patient reported administration

No survey data has been collected yet


Five patients reported age

Patients%
30-452
40.0%
> 601
20.0%
46-601
20.0%
16-291
20.0%


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The information was verified by Dr. Harshad Shah, MD Pharmacology