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Fluconazole

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required

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.

Oropharyngeal Candidiasis

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.

In addition to its intended effect, Fluconazole may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

nausea

Moderate Less Common

headache

Moderate Less Common

vomiting

Moderate Less Common

Skin rash.

Moderate Less Common

Moderate Less Common

How long is the duration of effect?

The action of Fluconazole in the body lasts for up to 30 hours are administration.

What is the onset of action?

Fluconazole starts is action within a couple of hours after oral use.

Are there any pregnancy warnings?

Fluconazole is not prescribed during pregnancy unless the use is undeniably necessary.

Is it habit forming?

Fluconazole does not have addictive tendencies.

Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

Use of Fluconazole during lactation is avoided unless the benefits are vast in comparison to risks.

Are there any missed dose instructions?

Missed dose of Fluconazole may be taken later unless it is already time for the next dose.

Are there any overdose instructions?

Overdose of Fluconazole can worsen the side effects of using the medicine. You may need to seek medical help.

India

United States

Japan

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Fluconazole as ingredient
Dwd Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Litaka Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Alkem Laboratories Ltd
Adcock Ingram Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Micro Labs Ltd
Adips Laboratories
Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Micro Labs Ltd
Adcock Ingram Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Zydus Cadila
Bombay Tablet Mfg.Co.Pvt.Ltd
Morepen Laboratories Limited
Hegde & Hegde
Inga Laboratories Pvt. Ltd
Canixa Life Sciences Pvt
Psychotropics India Ltd
Bombay Tablet Mfg.Co.Pvt.Ltd
Fluconazole decreases ergosterol production by disrupting the activity of cytochrome P450, inhibiting the formation of the cell membrane of susceptible fungi like Candida and Micosporum.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

Interaction with Disease

Moderate

Fluconazole is unsuitable for patients with QT prolongation and liver and kidney disorders.

Interaction with Alcohol

Alcohol

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Moderate

Fluconazole does not interact with alcohol.

Interaction with Lab Test

Lab

Information not available.

Interaction with Food

Food

Information not available.

Moderate

Fluconazole has no interaction with food.

What are you using Fluconazole for?
Other
Vaginal Candidiasis
Oropharyngeal Candidiasis
Urinary Tract Infection
Cryptococcal Meningitis
Candidemia
Peritonitis
Esophageal Candidiasis
Prophylaxis of Infections
How much was the improvement?
Poor
Excellent
Average
How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
Within 2 hours
Within a day
Within 2 days
Within 6 hours
How frequently did you take this medicine?
Once a day
Not taking on daily level
Thrice a day
Four times A Day
Twice a day
How did you take this medicine?
With Food
With or without food
Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
Other
Headache
Diarrhea
Skin Rash
No side effects
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Popular Questions & Answers

Hello doctor Is antacid mps syrup is safe during pregnancy? And is fluconazole 150 mg is safe during pregnancy? Thanks.

BHMS, Certificate in Sex Education & Parenthood, PG Dip (Preventive & Promotive Healthcare), Dip in LSM (Prescribing Exercises), Dip in LSM (Metabolic Disroders & Nutrition), Dip in Occupational health & industrial hygiene., MBA (Healthcare), Certificate in Good Clinical Practice, Dip in Healthcare Quality, Core Competency In Lifestyle Medicine
Homeopath, Jamshedpur
Hello doctor
Is antacid mps syrup is safe during pregnancy?
And is fluconazole 150 mg is safe during pregnancy?
Thanks.
Dear Swati Thnx for sharing your concern. Yes its safe, but I'll suggest you to try alternatives instead of medication during pregnancy.

I am loosing hair quickly. Please help me. I try many of shampoo like fluconazole salt etc.

MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Aurangabad
I am loosing hair quickly. Please help me. I try many of shampoo like fluconazole salt etc.
Hair fall is due to many reasons now a day it is common due to stress and busy life check your haemoglobin level if less then take hamatinic any multinational company take proper diet (dal vegetables sprouts fruits) and do exercise minimum 15 min if possibles do yoga for 10 min increase water intake minimum 3 to 4 litres per day also take homoeo medicines homoeo medicines are known for to stop hair fall and it actually happens phosphrus 30 (30 no glouble) 2 tds x 2 weeks and reply also comb your hair gently and 2/3 time per day wash with homoeopathic shampoo (sbl or any company) twice a week preaper oil by mixing arnica montana q 30 ml + any regular hair oil and apply before wash

I have been suffering ringworm. I have used many tablet and ointment like terbinafine, fluconazole, ofloxacin and many more. Still I am nt able to treat. Help me for solution.

MBBS, MBA (Healthcare)
General Physician, Delhi
use surfaz sn ointment daily in night for 4 weeks. candid powder daily after bath for one month. it will help you.

Sir we used fluconazole tablets, cipzen-D and taxim-o. But no use. We used this course many times. Want permanent solution.

DGO, MBBS
Sexologist, Kolkata
Sir we used fluconazole tablets, cipzen-D and taxim-o. But no use. We used this course many times. Want permanent sol...
If you mean your problem is vaginal infections then hot iron both yours undergarments daily continuously.
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Hello sir, Please advice is fluconazole or itraconazole good for treatment of chronic eczema?

Diploma in Dermatology Venereology, MD - Physician
Dermatologist, Surat
Hello sir, Please advice is fluconazole or itraconazole good for treatment of chronic eczema?
Hello lybrate-user. No, fluco or itra are use for treatment of FUNGAL INFECTION, not for chronic eczema.
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Popular Health Tips

Fungal Care In Summer

BAMS
Ayurveda, Bhavnagar
Fungal Care In Summer
  1. Use loose cotton wear especially white colour.
  2. Use anti fungal power (like clotrimazole/fluconazole/itraconazole) on fungle area daily or alternatively.
  3. Avoid oily, spicy, salted food as well fast food.
  4. Consult your doctor if treated fungal is recurring/again starting.
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Vaginal Fungal Infection - The Best Way You Can Deal With It!

MS - Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Fellowship in Fetal Medicine
Gynaecologist, Amritsar
Vaginal Fungal Infection - The Best Way You Can Deal With It!

Vaginal fungal infection, otherwise called candidiasis, is a typical female condition. Fungal infections are brought on by the growth Candida. This growth is connected with extreme itching, swelling, and irritation. Every fungal infection is distinctive. Therefore, your doctor will recommend a treatment that is best for you. Medicines are by and large decided depending upon the seriousness of the infection.

A particular type of yeast called Candida albicans brings about most of the fungal infections. These fungal infections are effectively treatable. In case you are having repeating infections or issues disposing of an infection with ordinary treatment, then an alternate form of Candida may be the cause. A lab test can tell your doctor which sort of Candida you have. Here are a few ways with which you can deal with vaginal fungal infections:

Simple infections
For simple fungal infections, your specialist will mostly recommend the following treatment(s):

  1. A one to three-day application of an antifungal cream, balm or tablet Normal antifungal medicines is butoconazole (Gynazole), miconazole (Lotrimin), Monistat, and terconazole (Terazol). These medicines can be either prescribed or available over-the-counter.
  2. A solitary intake of oral medicine, for example, fluconazole (Diflucan).
  3. Women with simple fungal infections need to follow up with their specialist to make sure whether the medicine worked. A follow-up will likewise be important if your symptoms return within two months.

Complicated infections
Certain types of Candida will not react to simple treatment and will require a more forceful strategy. In case you meet one of the following criteria, your specialist will more likely tell you that your fungal infection is an extreme one.

Conceivable medications for extreme or complicated vaginal fungal infections include:

  1. 14-day cream, balm, tablet, or suppository vaginal treatment
  2. A few measures of fluconazole (Diflucan)
  3. Long-term medicine of fluconazole (Diflucan) that is taken once a week for six weeks.
  4. Treatment of your sexual partner or use of condoms while having intercourse.

You can treat vaginal fungal infections with regular cures in case that you might want to abstain from taking physician-recommended medicine. These are some mainstream normal cures:

  1. Tea tree oil cream
  2. Garlic or boric acid vaginal balms
  3. Plain yoghurt taken orally or applied into the vagina

Here are some normal strategies for counteractive action:

  1. Abstain from wearing tight jeans, underwear, tights, or stockings
  2. Abstain from utilising female antiperspirant or antiperspirant tampons or cushions
  3. Try not to roam around in wet clothes, particularly swimsuits
  4. Eat an all around adjusted diet
  5. Eat yoghurt or eat foods with lactobacillus
  6. Wear soft clothing, for example, cotton, cloth, or silk
  7. Abstain from sitting in hot tubs
  8. Wash clothes in warm water
  9. Abstain from using hot water bags
  10. Throw away old underwear as often as possible

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

2617 people found this helpful

Vaginal Fungal Infection - The Best Way To Deal With It!

MBBS, MD - Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Gynaecologist, Kanpur
Vaginal Fungal Infection - The Best Way To Deal With It!

Vaginal fungal infection, otherwise called candidiasis, is a typical female condition. Fungal infections are brought on by the growth Candida. This growth is connected with extreme itching, swelling, and irritation. Every fungal infection is distinctive. Therefore, your doctor will recommend a treatment that is best for you. Medicines are by and large decided depending upon the seriousness of the infection.

A particular type of yeast called Candida albicans brings about most of the fungal infections. These fungal infections are effectively treatable. In case you are having repeating infections or issues disposing of an infection with ordinary treatment, then an alternate form of Candida may be the cause. A lab test can tell your doctor which sort of Candida you have. Here are a few ways with which you can deal with vaginal fungal infections:

Simple infections
For simple fungal infections, your specialist will mostly recommend the following treatment(s):

  1. A one to three-day application of an antifungal cream, balm or tablet Normal antifungal medicines is butoconazole (Gynazole), miconazole (Lotrimin), Monistat, and terconazole (Terazol). These medicines can be either prescribed or available over-the-counter.
  2. A solitary intake of oral medicine, for example, fluconazole (Diflucan).
  3. Women with simple fungal infections need to follow up with their specialist to make sure whether the medicine worked. A follow-up will likewise be important if your symptoms return within two months.

Complicated infections
Certain types of Candida will not react to simple treatment and will require a more forceful strategy. In case you meet one of the following criteria, your specialist will more likely tell you that your fungal infection is an extreme one.

Conceivable medications for extreme or complicated vaginal fungal infections include:

  1. 14-day cream, balm, tablet, or suppository vaginal treatment
  2. A few measures of fluconazole (Diflucan)
  3. Long-term medicine of fluconazole (Diflucan) that is taken once a week for six weeks.
  4. Treatment of your sexual partner or use of condoms while having intercourse.

You can treat vaginal fungal infections with regular cures in case that you might want to abstain from taking physician-recommended medicine. These are some mainstream normal cures:

  1. Tea tree oil cream
  2. Garlic or boric acid vaginal balms
  3. Plain yoghurt taken orally or applied into the vagina

Here are some normal strategies for counteractive action:

  1. Abstain from wearing tight jeans, underwear, tights, or stockings
  2. Abstain from utilising female antiperspirant or antiperspirant tampons or cushions
  3. Try not to roam around in wet clothes, particularly swimsuits
  4. Eat an all around adjusted diet
  5. Eat yoghurt or eat foods with lactobacillus
  6. Wear soft clothing, for example, cotton, cloth, or silk
  7. Abstain from sitting in hot tubs
  8. Wash clothes in warm water
  9. Abstain from using hot water bags
  10. Throw away old underwear as often as possible

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

4019 people found this helpful

Vaginal Fungal Infection - How To Treat It?

MBBS, MD - Obstetrtics & Gynaecology, MRCOG(UK - London )
Gynaecologist, Gurgaon
Vaginal Fungal Infection - How To Treat It?

Vaginal fungal infection, otherwise called candidiasis, is a typical female condition. Fungal infections are brought on by the growth Candida. This growth is connected with extreme itching, swelling, and irritation. Every fungal infection is distinctive. Therefore, your doctor will recommend a treatment that is best for you. Medicines are by and large decided depending upon the seriousness of the infection.

A particular type of yeast called Candida albicans brings about most of the fungal infections. These fungal infections are effectively treatable. In case you are having repeating infections or issues disposing of an infection with ordinary treatment, then an alternate form of Candida may be the cause. A lab test can tell your doctor which sort of Candida you have. Here are a few ways with which you can deal with vaginal fungal infections:

Simple infections
For simple fungal infections, your specialist will mostly recommend the following treatment(s):

  1. A one to three-day application of an antifungal cream, balm or tablet Normal antifungal medicines is butoconazole (Gynazole), miconazole (Lotrimin), Monistat, and terconazole (Terazol). These medicines can be either prescribed or available over-the-counter.
  2. A solitary intake of oral medicine, for example, fluconazole (Diflucan).
  3. Women with simple fungal infections need to follow up with their specialist to make sure whether the medicine worked. A follow-up will likewise be important if your symptoms return within two months.

Complicated infections
Certain types of Candida will not react to simple treatment and will require a more forceful strategy. In case you meet one of the following criteria, your specialist will more likely tell you that your fungal infection is an extreme one.

Conceivable medications for extreme or complicated vaginal fungal infections include:

  1. 14-day cream, balm, tablet, or suppository vaginal treatment
  2. A few measures of fluconazole (Diflucan)
  3. Long-term medicine of fluconazole (Diflucan) that is taken once a week for six weeks.
  4. Treatment of your sexual partner or use of condoms while having intercourse.

You can treat vaginal fungal infections with regular cures in case that you might want to abstain from taking physician-recommended medicine. These are some mainstream normal cures:

  1. Tea tree oil cream
  2. Garlic or boric acid vaginal balms
  3. Plain yoghurt taken orally or applied into the vagina

Here are some normal strategies for counteractive action:

  1. Abstain from wearing tight jeans, underwear, tights, or stockings
  2. Abstain from utilising female antiperspirant or antiperspirant tampons or cushions
  3. Try not to roam around in wet clothes, particularly swimsuits
  4. Eat an all around adjusted diet
  5. Eat yoghurt or eat foods with lactobacillus
  6. Wear soft clothing, for example, cotton, cloth, or silk
  7. Abstain from sitting in hot tubs
  8. Wash clothes in warm water
  9. Abstain from using hot water bags
  10. Throw away old underwear as often as possible

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

3418 people found this helpful

Rashes in Genitals - Can it be a Sign of Vaginal Yeast Infection?

MBBS, DGO, MD, Fellowship in Gynae Oncology
IVF Specialist, Delhi
Rashes in Genitals - Can it be a Sign of Vaginal Yeast Infection?

Candidiasis or yeast Infection of the female reproductive organ is a condition caused from the fungus known as ‘Candida’. A vaginal yeast infection is accompanied by severe itching, swelling or irritation in your vaginal region. 

Yeast is present in your vagina in a small proportion as part of the normal vaginal flora, an imbalance of which results in vaginal Yeast Infection. Frequent in its nature, these infections can be quite bothering due to the symptoms that such as persistent burning sensation in your genital area, excess vaginal discharge, painful sex, rashes followed by soreness around your vagina.

What are the causes of Vaginal Yeast Infection?

  1. Antibiotics lowering good bacteria or ‘lactobacillus’ within your vagina
  2. Unchecked and untreated diabetes
  3. Pregnancy
  4. A Fragile immune system
  5. Uncontrolled eating habits, like consuming a lot of sugary food
  6. Stress
  7. Menstrual imbalance
  8. Inadequate or no sleep

How to treat Vaginal Yeast Infection?

Treatment of the infection varies with the severity of the condition. For simple infections

  1. One to three days of anti-fungal medications in the form of cream or ointment, for instance, Terazol, Lotrimin, Gynazle and Monistat.
  2. One dosage of an oral medicine known as Fluconazole

For complicated Infections
There are particular types of Candida that does not respond to the normal treatment and hence requires a more aggressive approach. If you meet any one of the following criteria like uncontrolled diabetes, weak immune system due to HIV positive or medicinal side-effects, you are pregnant, excess build-up of the candida fungus, the infections recur more than four times a year or you are down with severe itching, swelling, redness, tears or sores in your vaginal area, your case is severe and complex.

Possible treatments in this situation can be:

  1. A 14-day tablet course, cream or ointment for vaginal treatment.
  2. 2 to 3 dosages or a long term usage of anti-fungal medication or  Fluconazole (not suggested for pregnant women).
  3. Cure of your sexual partner who may be transmitting it to you (although these are rare) or use of condoms during intercourse. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a Gynaecologist.
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Table of Content
About Fluconazole
When is Fluconazole prescribed?
What are the contraindications of Fluconazole ?
What are the side effects of Fluconazole ?
Key highlights of Fluconazole
What are the dosage instructions?
Where is the Fluconazole approved?
Medicines containing Fluconazole
How does medicine works?
What are the interactions for Fluconazole ?