Generic Name : FLUCONAZOLE ABSTRACT – Classified as an ‘azole antifungal’, Diflucan is used to treat and prevent fungal...
Classified as an ‘azole antifungal’, Diflucan is used to treat and prevent fungal infections within people that have weak immune systems due to conditions such as bone marrow transplants, chemotherapy or AIDS. This drug can treat fungal infections within various parts of the body, including the mouth and esophageal tract, lungs, bladder, genitals as well as within the blood itself.
- Diflucan is to be taken as directed by the doctors. The dosage of the drug varies dependent on the type and area of infection being treated.
- Vaginal infections require only a single pill.
- This drug can be taken with or without food.
- General Adult Dosage available:
Oral tablet (also available as powder for oral suspension) – 50mg, 150mg, 400mg
SIDE EFFECTS –
- Stomach pain
- Variation in gustatory senses
RARE SIDE EFFECTS:
- Body aches
- Irregular palpitations
- Skin rashes
- Easy bleeding
- Loss of appetite
- Liver problems
DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Diflucan has major interactions with 116 different drugs.
MODERATE DRUG INTERACTIONS –
Diflucan has moderate interactions with 320 different drugs.
- Provide the doctor a detailed and accurate medical history prior to drug prescription. Notify especially in case of liver/kidney diseases, HIV/AIDS, cancer, heart problems, Long QT syndrome or allergies to other antifungal medication.
- Do not consume this drug in case of an allergy to antifungal medication.
- Provide the doctor a detailed drug history so that the course plan may be structured in a manner in which severe drug interactions may be avoided.
- This drug will harm an unborn baby fatally if used while pregnant. Use birth control to avoid pregnancy while using this drug.
- Do not use this drug while nursing, to avoid risks to the mother or the baby.
- This drug cannot be used to treat any kind of viral infection.
- Avoid complicated activities that may demand the patient’s entire attention, as this drug may impair thinking reactions.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately. Overdose may generally cause confusion or unusual behavior.