Fluconazole is a triazole antifungal that treats fungal infections like yeast infections in the mouth, throat, food pipe, lungs, vagina etc. It is effectively used in the treatment of meningitis which affects the membranes in the brain and spinal cord. Fluconazole is also preferred as a preventive medication in patients susceptible to fungal infections while undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy before bone marrow transplantation. Fluconazole works by decreasing the production of ergosterol, which inhibits cell membrane formation in fungi.
Fluconazole is available as a tablet oral use. It is usually prescribed for use once a day, taken with or without food. The duration and dosage of use varies with the health condition of the patient and the response to the drug.
Use of Fluconazole must be done with caution in patients suffering from cancer, AIDS, Torsades de Pointes or liver damage. You should not take the medicine if you are allergic to the ingredients in the medicine.
Fluconazole use may lead to side effects such as headache, diarrhoea, nausea, stomach upset, dizziness, vomiting, rashes etc. The side effects are usually mild generally and subside within a week or two. However, get medical attention if the side effects are serious like dark urine, light-coloured stool, itching, palpitations, seizures, fainting, etc.
Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
Fluconazole can effectively treat Oropharyngeal Candidiasis, Esophageal Candidiasis, Cryptococcal Meningitis, Vaginal Candidiasis, Urinary Tract Infection, Peritonitis, and Candidemia etc.
Fluconazole must not be prescribed to patients with allergies to the components of the drug and those using QT-prolonging drugs.
The action of Fluconazole in the body lasts for up to 30 hours are administration.
Fluconazole starts is action within a couple of hours after oral use.
Fluconazole is not prescribed during pregnancy unless the use is undeniably necessary.
Fluconazole does not have addictive tendencies.
Use of Fluconazole during lactation is avoided unless the benefits are vast in comparison to risks.
Missed dose of Fluconazole may be taken later unless it is already time for the next dose.
Overdose of Fluconazole can worsen the side effects of using the medicine. You may need to seek medical help.
Fluconazole is unsuitable for patients with QT prolongation and liver and kidney disorders.
Fluconazole does not interact with alcohol.
Fluconazole has no interaction with food.