Diflucan contains fluconazole which is an antifungal antibiotic. This drug is obtained in tablet form (50mg, 100mg, and 150mg) and an oral suspension. It may be injected intravenously by a medical health professional.
Uses Diflucan is an effective treatment for fungal or yeast infections that affect many parts of the body such as the throat, mouth, lungs, esophagus, blood, genitals, or the bladder. It is often prescribed to patients who have inefficient immune systems as a result of bone marrow transplants, AIDS or certain cancers.

Dosage

Take this medication as directed. The tablets should be taken orally with water. In most cases the prescribed dose is taken once a day. Your doctor will prescribe the right dose for you. For best results, there should be a constant supply of Diflucan in your blood stream therefore take each daily dose at the same time.

Complete the entire course of this medication. Do not stop because you are feeling better. This could be dangerous as the bacteria may still be active.

If using the liquid solution, shake the bottle well. To make sure the correct amount is taken, use a measuring device. You can buy one from a pharmacy.

If you miss a dose you can take it as long as the following scheduled dose is not due for several hours. Rather ignore the missed dose if you are not sure, or ask a pharmacist.

Possible side effects

Vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, headache, stomach pain, stomach upset, hair loss or dizziness. If these last for more than a couple of days, notify a doctor.

Serious side effects: irregular heart rate, severe dizziness, or fainting. Notify a doctor immediately.

Diflucan, in rare cases, may cause a serious, and potentially fatal, liver disease. If you have severe stomach pain, jaundice of the skin or eyes, persistent nausea or vomiting, dark urine, or extreme fatigue, notify a doctor immediately.

Although the chances are unlikely, an allergic reaction to this drug should be immediately reported to a doctor. The symptoms would be trouble breathing, severe dizziness, swelling, itching, or rash.

Precautions/Warnings

If you are allergic to fluconazole or other antifungal drugs, or any other medical compound, inform your doctor.

Inform your doctor if you have a medical history that includes heart problems, kidney disease, or liver disease.

Diflucan may cause dizziness so be very careful if you do any activity that requires you to be alert such as driving or operating machines. Restrict your intake of alcohol.

Some drugs can interact adversely with Diflucan. Therefore it is important that you tell the doctor about all medicines you regularly use. This includes all vitamin supplements, herbal products and any other prescription drugs.

It is not known for certain if Diflucan can harm an unborn fetus, therefore if a woman becomes pregnant during treatment with this drug, a doctor should be immediately notified. Diflucan does contaminate breast milk so women who are breastfeeding will have to speak to their doctors about the risks.

Storage

Store all medications in a safe, dry and cool place where they are not exposed to sunlight or moisture. Keep away from children. Do not store in a bathroom.

 
 
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