Diflucan

Diflucan is commonly prescribed to treat various types of fungal infections, including yeast infections and thrush. It is also approved to prevent yeast infections in people undergoing bone marrow transplantations. The medication comes in tablet, liquid suspension, and injectable form.

There are several approved uses for Diflucan. This antifungal medication can treat infections caused by the Candida fungus, the prevention of Candida infections in people undergoing bone marrow transplantations, and the treatment of cryptococcal meningitis. Healthcare providers may also occasionally recommend other uses, such as treating any other infection or any other type of fungus. Diflucan has the active ingredient of Floconazole which is a prescribed medication for the treatment for fungal infections. This medicine is manufactured by Pfizer.

How to Use Diflucan Tablets

  • Diflucan comes in tablet, suspension (oral liquid), and injectable forms
  • You can take this medication with or without food and at any time of the day
  • Be sure to shake the oral suspension well before each dose
  • For the medicine to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed

Cautions before Use Diflucan Tablets

  • Rare cases of liver damage (sometimes fatal) have been reported with Diflucan, usually in people with serious medical conditions.
  • This medicine can cause severe, sometimes fatal, skin rashes. If you develop a rash while taking Diflucan.
  • Rare cases of certain irregular heart rhythms (known as QT prolongation and torsades de pointes) have been reported with Diflucan.
  • Although a single oral dose of Diflucan is convenient and effective for treating vaginal yeast infections, it should be noted that studies suggest that this medication is more likely to cause side effects compared to the standard vaginal treatments, such as yeast infection creams.

Diflucan Tablets Side Effects

The side effects which may arise due to the usage of Diflucan are as follows:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Indigestion
  • Dizziness
  • Taste Changes
  • Allergic Rashes

Diflucan Tablets Reactions and Overdose

A number of medications may interact with Diflucan. Drug interactions can occur if the antifungal medicine is taken with cyclosporine, phenytoin, theophylline, or certain benzodiazepines. These interactions may lead to dangerous irregular heart rhythms and other serious side effects. Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking before starting Diflucan.

In case of Diflucan overdose, the patient experience hallucinations and paranoid behavior. In studies with mice and rats, other overdose effects included decreased breathing, increased saliva production, and seizures and for this condition the patient must seek medical support.

 

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