is prescribed for treating fungal infections like yeast infections
of the throat, OESOPHAGUS, vagina, mouth, abdomen, lungs, blood, and
other organs. This antifungal medicine is also used to treat
meningitis caused by fungus. Fluconazoleis even prescribed to
prevent yeast infections in patients who are likely to become
infected because they are being treated with chemotherapy or
radiation therapy before a bone marrow transplant. Fluconazole is in
a class of antifungal drugs called triazoles. It works by slowing
the growth of fungi that cause infection.
How to Use
Fluconazole comes in tablet and suspension form that is to be taken
orally. It is generally prescribed to be taken once a day but may
differ from patient to patient. The length of your treatment depends
on your condition and on how well you respond to fluconazole. It is
necessary to follow the directions on your physician. Take
fluconazole exactly as prescribed. Ensure to take the medicine
regularly ontime. Do not stop taking fluconazole without consulting
Fluconazole may cause side effects. So, do inform your doctor
immediately, in case you experience any of the following
|Stomach pain /
|Unusual Bruising or Bleeding
||Pain in the upper right part of the stomach
||Yellowing of the skin or eyes
||Lack of energy
|Loss of Appetite
|Swelling of the face or any body
||Difficulty in breathing or swallowing
Before taking fluconazole :
- Inform if you are allergic to fluconazole or any other
- Do not take cisapride (Propulsid) while taking fluconazole.
- Discuss with your doctor what prescription and
nonprescription medications you are taking on daily basis.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become
pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
- Infrom the doctore if you have or have ever had kidney
disease, if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant, or are
In case of overdose, call your doctor. Symptoms of overdose may
- hallucinations (seeing things or hearing voices that do not
- extreme fear that others are trying to harm you
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember but if it is almost
time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your
regular dosing schedule.
Store the medicine in its original packaging. Ensure that it is
tightly closed, out of childrens' reach of children, kept in room
temperature and away from excess heat and moisture.