What is Clingen Forte ?
Clingen Forte is a branded medicine, which consists of soft gelatin vaginal capsules generally prescribed for the management of various vaginal infections. It is manufactured by Otsira Genetica, which is a division of ARISTO Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. It is available in the packaging of seven vaginal capsules per packet.
- What is the generic name(s)?
- How does it work ?
- What are it’s uses ?
- How effective is this ?
- What are the Side Effects ?
- How it is to be used ?
- What are the precautions I need to take ?
- Is it safe to use If I am pregnant ?
- Is it safe to use if I am breast feeding ?
- Can this be given to Children and Infants ?
- Is Clingen Forte available as over the counter (OTC) product?
- Frequently asked questions
What is the generic name(s)?
Clingen Forte has the following generics names, along given is their individual strength:
Clindamycin (100 mg) + Clotrimazole (100 mg) + Tinidazole (100 mg)
How does it work ?
Clingen Forte works to harm the microorganisms which cause vaginal infections. The individual working of each generic of this medicine can be understood as being described below:
Tinidazole: It is a nitroimidazole antibiotic, which specifically fights anaerobic bacteria and protozoa. It disrupts the production of their DNA by entering inside them.This causes their death thereby decreasing the infection caused by them.
Clindamycin: It is a member of lincosamide group of antibiotics. It slows down the growth of bacteria as it hinders the formation of bacterial protein.
Clotrimazole: Being an anti-fungal, it causes harm to the infection causing fungi by disturbing the activity of their enzymes by permeating into their cell wall. It basically affects the proper formation of cell walls or membranes.
What are it’s uses ?
Clingen Forte vaginal capsules primarily find their use in the management of various types of vaginal infections caused by many different kinds of micro-organisms. It is useful in both systemic infections and gynaecological infections.
Individual uses of all generics of this capsules are being described below:
Tinidazole: It is used in the management of infections caused by parasites or protozoa and bacteria, found in genitals, blood, womb lining, skin etc.
It is also useful in cases of:
- upper gastrointestinal and breast cancer
- acute leukemia
- abdominal surgery prophylaxis
Clindamycin: It is useful in the management of infections caused by bacteria, generally found in vagina, blood, joints, skin, digestive system and internal organs like lungs etc.
Clotrimazole: It is used in the management of mainly fungal skin folds’ infections, as in the infections of vulva, vagina,armpit, groin or penis. It is also useful in the treatment of ringworm.
How effective is this ?
Clingen Forte is a very effective vaginal medicine for all the conditions mentioned above, if it is taken in the correct dosage frequency for the prescribed period of time by the doctor.
What are the Side Effects ?
The generics of Clingen Forte with their individual side-effects are listed below:
- Rashes similar to acne
- Allergic reactions
- Swelling of ankles and legs
- Convulsive seizures
- Stomach cramps
- Extreme tiredness or weakness
- Gasping or difficulties in breathing
- Bad taste
- Upset stomach
- Stomach or abdominal pain
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Loss of appetite
- Facial-swelling, as on the mouth or lips
- Vaginal itching, pain, irritation or burning
- Whitish or brownish vaginal discharge
- White patches in the throat or on the tongue or on the mouth
- Swelling, inflammations and pain in joints
- Discharge from vagina
- Redness of skin
- Local reactions on the affected region such as irritation
- Stomach pain
- Upset stomach
How it has to be used ?
Clingen Forte is a soft gelatin vaginal tablet, hence it has to be taken vaginally. Generally, it has to be taken one capsule per day for seven days. It has to be prescribed from your doctor.
What are the precautions I need to take ?
Following precautions should be taken while using this medicine:
- Share with your doctor about your allergies and sensitivities with your doctor to ensure that none of the ingredients/generics should have any adverse effects.
- in the case of hepatic impairment
- in cases of renal impairment
- if you are pregnant
- if you are lactating/breast feeding
- it is not for ophthalmic use
- if you are an elder person
It is also advised to actively monitor the functioning of liver and kidneys.
Is it safe to use If I am pregnant ?
It should not be taken in pregnancy’s first trimester.Please consult with your doctor if you are pregnant or are trying to conceive when being prescribed for this medicine.
Is it safe to use if I am breast feeding ?
No, it is not safe to use if you are breastfeeding. Please consult with your doctor if you are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed when being prescribed for this medicine.
Can this be given to Children and Infants ?
No, this medicine is not meant to be given to children and infants, under any circumstances. Please consult with your doctor for better understanding about this medicine.
Is Clingen Forte available as over the counter (OTC) product?
No, Clingen Forte is not available as an over the counter or OTC product. It is a prescription vaginal medicine.
Frequently asked questions
Can it be used if I am taking birth control pills?
No, one should adopt alternate methods of birth control. Consult your doctor to discuss.
Is this medicine effective in the management of urinary tract infection?
No, this medicine is not effective in the management of urinary tract infection.
How to store this medicine?
Keep it away from the reach of children. It is advised to store in an air-tight container.Please discard the medicine post its expiry date.