Diflucan Fluconazole

What is Fluconazole used for?

Fluconazole uses

Fluconazole 100 mg is effective in the treatment of candidiasis as well as against diseases caused by opportunistic pathogens:

  • vaginal or urogenital fungal infections;
  • oral mucosal candidiasis;
  • meningitis;
  • sepsis;
  • prophylaxis of candidiasis in HIV-infected people;
  • cutaneous mucosas.

Do not self-medicate, as it can be dangerous to your health. Before you start taking this medicine, you should consult a specialist and get a prescription to buy it. Fluconazole cannot be purchased over the counter.

If you do not have the opportunity to see a doctor, and therefore to get a prescription, you can always ask for help from a doctor in our pharmacy. He will advise you on your state of health and give recommendations on the use of the drug.

How long does Fluconazole stay in your system

This period is about 30 hours, which indicates that after a single use of the drug, it remains in the body for 5-7 days. These figures are approximate, since the stay of the drug inside the body depends on several factors: the patient's state of health, body weight, age, as well as the functional capacity of the liver and kidneys.

Fluconazole: dosage

In the treatment of fungal infections, the dosage of Fluconazole is 200 - 400 milligrams (depending on the severity of the infection) once a day.

In the presence of candidiasis sepsis. it is necessary to use Fluconazole in dosage of 400 mg during the first day of the treatment and 200 mg during the rest of the therapy.

For prophylactic purposes in HIV-infected patients, Fluconazole is used in a daily dosage of 200 mg for a long time. 

For the treatment of genital candidiasis, Fluconazole tablets are used in a dosage of 150 milligrams per day and then in an identical dosage every month for prophylactic purposes. 

Capsules and tablets of this medicine should be used orally, without chewing and drinking plenty of water. The use of the drug is not associated with meals.

Fluconazole side effects

Of course, like any other medication, Fluconazole 100 mg has certain side effects. Some effects are very serious, so if you have any of the following symptoms, you should seek medical attention immediately.

1. Various manifestations of allergies (swollen lips, tongue, puffiness of the face, itching, shortness of breath, difficulty swallowing).

2. Vertigo, blurred consciousness, blurred vision, seizures.

3. Debilitating nausea, followed by uncontrollable vomiting, the acidity of skin and scleras.

4. Unpleasant odor from the oral cavity, impaired sense of taste. 5.

5. Abdominal discomfort, unmotivated weakness, feeling of hunger.

6. Increased fatigue, tachycardia, disorders of heart rhythm.

7. Changes in the amount, color, odor or texture of urinary tract discharge.

8. Pain in the joints, swelling.

9. Disorder of the menstrual cycle.

10. Headaches, vestibuloataxia.

11. Myalgic. 

If you have noticed any undesirable effects during use, consult your physician immediately.

Fluconazole dosage for yeast infection

In the case of thrush, Fluconazole is used in a dosage of 150 milligrams once. If necessary, the drug is repeated after a few days. If one of the sexual partners has thrush, joint treatment should be carried out. In such cases, a single dose of 150 milligrams is enough. 

Remember that Fluconazole does not prevent thrush! To prevent it, it is necessary to adhere to personal hygiene, use contraceptives and strengthen the immune system. 

Fluconazole interactions

You should not use the drug if you are taking drugs that, when taken together with fluconazole, can have a cardiotoxic effect, such as: terfenadine, astemizole (anti-allergic drugs); amiodarone, quinidine (antiarrhythmic drugs); cisapride (gastrointestinal motility stimulator)

Fluconazole and alcohol

Often we ask: Can you drink on Fluconazole? The answer is that it is not recommended to use Fluconazole together with alcohol, because it is fraught with the following effects:

1. Alcohol increases the side effects of the drug (nausea, vertigo, fatigue, indigestion), which affects the overall condition of the patient and the quality of the therapy.

2. Alcohol reduces the effectiveness of the drug, which leads to its insufficient action on the focus of infection. As a result, the course of treatment with the drug is delayed, and the probability of relapses is high, which affects the patient's well-being and quality of life.

3. Alcohol catalyzes the undesirable effects that the drug has on the liver, which significantly affects its function and leads to additional pathological conditions. 

In order not to face the above - mentioned conditions, you should refrain from drinking alcohol during treatment with Fluconazole.

Can you take Fluconazole while pregnant

Fluconazole is a representative of antifungal drugs, it is able to cross the placental barrier and therefore accumulate in the fetus. To date, no cases have been registered that would indicate that Fluconazole is the cause of fetal malformations. However, according to some studies, the drug increases the risk of malformations in newborn children. 

In certain cases, if a pregnant woman has thrush, treatment with Fluconazole is necessary. Therefore, if the doctor decides that the use of the drug for a pregnant woman exceeds all possible risks regarding the fetus, he may prescribe the drug to the pregnant woman. Therefore, the decision to take Fluconazole during pregnancy is made solely by the physician, taking into account the benefits and all risks to the mother and fetus.

Quantity in a package
100 mg 10 Caps, Alfumet Generic 150 mg 1 caps, Pfizer 150 mg 1 Cap, Ongicil Generic 100 mg 20 Caps
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