rn Please consult your physician before taking any medication. Brand name: Diflucan Generic name: Fluconazole, Alfumet Why is Diflucan prescribed? Diflucan is used to treat fungal infection called candidiasis (also known as thrush or yeast infections). These include vaginal infections, throat infections, and fungal infections elsewhere in the body, such as infections of the urinary tract, peritonitis (inflammation of the lining of the abdomen), and pneumonia. Diflucan is also prescribed to guard against candidiasis in some people receiving bone marrow transplants, and is used to treat meningitis (brain or spinal cord inflammation) caused by another type of fungus. In addition, Diflucan is now being prescribed for fungal infections in kidney and liver transplant patients, and fungal infections in patients with AIDS. Diflucan may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.