Fluconazole is used in the treatment of Fungal infections
How it Works
Fluconazole is known as an antifungal medicine. Fluconazole works by weakening the protective covering membrane of the cell, thus causing the cell contents to leak out, this allows the medicine to work in destroying the fungal cell, resulting in the death of the fungus and this then stops the infection from spreading.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Fluconazole may suffer from such side effects;Nausea, Abdominal pain, Skin rash, Increased liver enzymes, Upset stomach, Loss of appetite, Altered taste, Diarrhea or loose stools, Headache, Dizziness
Do not take this medication if you allergic to fluconazole.
Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or allergies you may have prior to being prescribed to this drug.Please also inform your doctor regarding the medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health in order for your doctor to specifically advise you on the use of this drug.
Administration to children
Dose for children under 12 years of age, must be determined by your doctor.
- Fearfulness, suspiciousness, or other mental change, - Seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there.
Do not take other medicines unless they have been prescribed by your doctor after a thorough medical checkup.Check with your doctor if you or your child are having more than one of these symptoms such as:-abdominal or stomach pain or tenderness-clay-colored stools-dark urine -decreased appetite-fever-headache-itching-loss of appetite-nausea and vomiting -skin rash-swelling of the feet or lower legs -unusual tiredness or weakness-yellow eyes or skin.
* Store this medication at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.* Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Keep using this medicine for the full treatment , even if you feel better after the first few doses. Your infection may not clear up if you stop using the medicine too soon.
Fluconazole trade name in the US is known as Diflucan and also celozole. Fluconazole is an antifungal medicine. It is used in the treatment of infections caused by fungus in any part of the body such as mouth, lungs, genital area and also the blood. Fluconazole also helps to prevent fungal infections in patients with a weak immune system such as cancer treatment patients and also patients with AIDS.
The active ingredient of this drug is FLUCONAZOLE. It is a white solid crystalline substance. Flucanozole comes in various strengths and forms. Inactive components of this drug are magnesium stearate, croscarmellose sodium, titanium dioxide, sodium benzoate, microcrystalline cellulose, and aluminum dye.
Fluconazole is used in the treatment of fungal infections anywhere in the body. Fluconazole is also used in the treatment of meningitis. It is also used to prevent and treat yeast infections. Fluconazole belongs to the class of antifungal medication called triazole.
Dosage and administration
The dosage of this drug is usually prescribed by a doctor. Fluconazole usually comes in a suspension or liquid form that has to be taken by mouth. This medicine has to be taken once a day. The length of treatment with fluconazole for fungal infections depends on the condition and how well the body responds to this medication. A double dose of fluconazole is usually prescribed on the first day of treatment. Shake the liquid well in the bottle before use.
COnsultation with the doctor is necessary before taking fluconazole. Information regarding patients allergies and the medical conditions should be informed to the doctor. The prescription and dosage requirement given by the doctor should be followed.
Using fluconazole long term while pregnant can harm the unborn baby, Medical advice should be obtained before taking this medication while pregnant. Fluconazole can rarely cause liver problems, if abdominal pains, stomach pains, dark urine, decreased appetite, headache or nausea, and vomiting occurs, please seek immediate medical attention. Do not take other medications with fluconazole unless discussed and approved by your doctor.
The common side effects that may occur while taking fluconazole are such as Headache, dizziness, diarrhea, stomach pain, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, loss of appetite, dark urine, yellowing of skin and eyes and rashes.
Fluconazole should be kept out of reach from children. It should be stored at room temperature and away from heat and moisture. Any unused liquid medication should be disposed of after 14 days.