Fluconazole (Diflucan) is used to treat a variety of fungal infections, especially Candida infections of the vagina (yeast infections), mouth, throat, and bloodstream. It is also used to prevent infections in people with weak immune systems, including those with neutropenia due to cancer chemotherapy, transplant patients, and premature babies. Its mechanism of action involves interfering with synthesis of the fungal cell membrane.
It is recommended to take the medicine as it was prescribed by your doctor. Take it one time per day with or without food.
Before starting your treatment with Fluconazole (Diflucan) tell your doctor about all conditions you may have: liver disease or kidney disease. Avoid drinking alcohol beverages. The medicine can make you dizzy, so be more attentive.
Patients with hypersensitivity to Fluconazole or other antifungal azole preparations, kidney and liver disorders, heart diseases, low blood levels of calcium, magnesium or potassium can't use the medicine.
1. Have known hypersensitivity to other azole medicines such as ketoconazole
2. Are taking terfenadine, if 400 mg per day multidose of fluconazole is administered
3. Concomitant administration of fluconazole and quinidine, especially when fluconazole is administered in high dosages
4. Take SSRIs such as fluoxetine or sertraline
Fluconazole Side Effects
If you experience one of listed below contact your doctor. Hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes),severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash, easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness, fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, convulsions are common side effects.
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