Often, Diflucan is used as an antifungal antibiotic used to treat fungal infections called candidiasis. This medication is prescribed for treating such infections as vaginal, throat and fungal infections, urinary tract infections, peritonitis and pneumonia. Diflucan works by destroying sensitive fungi and interferes with the formation of the fungal cell membrane.
Fluconazole dosage and application
Take it orally once a day, with or without food, with the help of the dosing spoon. Take it every day at the same time, if you want to get the best result, with a full glass of water. You feel better after 24 hours of taking Diflucan. However, only after a few days, your symptoms disappear completely. If there is no change in your health after a few days, notify your doctor.
Dosage for adults depends on the type of infection and is to be used as follows:
1) Genital thrush – 150mg as a single dose
2) Mucosal Thrush – Dose depends on where the infection is at 50 mg once daily, over the course of a month.
3) fungal infections – 50mg once a day for 2-4 weeks,
4) Internal fungal infections 400mg on the first day then 200-400mg once a day for 6-8 weeks or longer, if required.
5) To prevent infecting fungal infections – 50-400mg once a day while you are at risk of infection;
6) to stop the infection caused by Cryptococcus – 100-200mg once a day indefinitely
Dosage for children from 4 weeks to 15 years old may vary and depends on the type of infection:
1) more serious infections – 3mg / kg once a day,
2) internal fungal infections – 6-12mg / kg once daily;
3) Prevention of fungal infections – 3-12mg / kg once a day while the risk exists. For children of 2-4 weeks, the same dose as above, but once every 2 days to give. Maximum dose of 12mg / kg is given every 2 days. For children less than 2 weeks old, the same dose as above is needed, but once every 3 days. Do not give more than 12mg / kg every 3 days.
Note: this guide is given here just for your notification. It is necessary to contact your doctor before you start taking it. It helps you to achieve optimal results.
For vaginal yeast infections, doctors usually prescribe a single dose of Diflucan. If the condition does not improve after 5 days in the treatment of yeast infection, consult your doctor as soon as possible. Be careful with this medicine if you have liver or kidney disease in your history.
Although rare, this drug can make you dizzy, so be alert while driving or operating mechanisms.
Limit alcohol. Diflucan should not be used during pregnancy or lactation without medical advice. Do not use before breast-feeding without consulting the doctor.
Diflucan is not allowed to people who have hypersensitivity to fluconazole, or other anti-fungal azole supplements, such as clotrimazole, ketoconazole, itraconazole, and others. Diflucan is also contraindicated: in kidney and liver diseases; Cardiovascular diseases, including heart disease (heart rate or rhythm disorders); low blood levels of calcium, magnesium or potassium.
Possible side effect
These can include allergic reactions: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat. Also, the most common side effects are: nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-stained stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); Fever, chills, muscle aches, flu symptoms; severe blistering, dandruff and red rash; slight bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness; or seizure (cramps).
Include less serious ones: mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach upset, headache, dizziness, unusual or unpleasant taste in the mouth; Rash or itching of the skin. If you experience any of them, stop taking them and tell your doctor as soon as possible. Notify your doctor of any side effect that seems unusual.
Diflucan interacts with such drugs: blood thinners, such as warfarin (coumadin) cyclosporin (Gengraf, Sandimmun, Neoral); oral diabetes medications such as glipizide (Glucotrol), glyburide (Diabeta, Micronase, Glynase), tolbutamide (Orinase), tolazamide (Tolinase), chlorpropamide (Diabinese) and others; Rifabutin (mycobutin) or rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate, Rimactane); Tranquillizers such as diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), alprazolam (Xanax) or midazolam (Versed); Seizure drugs such as phenytoin (phenytoin) or valproic acid (Depakene); Tacrolimus ((Prograf); Theophylline (Theolair, Theochron, Elixophyllin, Theo-Dur, Slo-phylline, others).
Also note that the interaction between two medications does not always mean that you have to stop with one of them. As usual, the effect of the drugs affects how you consult with your doctor about how interactions should be managed or managed.
Fluconazole missed dose
If you miss the intake of the preparation, take one dose as soon as you remember. When it’s almost time for your next dose, just take the next dose and return to your regular schedule.
Symptoms of Diflucan overdose are as follows: confusion or unusual thoughts or behavior. Call your doctor immediately if the unusual symptoms occur.
– Store at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C). Protect from light and moisture. Keep out of reach of children and animals. Do not use after the expiry date.