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Side Effects Fluconazole

Side Effects Fluconazole

What is fluconazole?

Fluconazole is a prescription drug. It comes as a tablet or suspension you take by mouth.

Fluconazole oral tablet is available as both a generic drug, and as the brand-name drug Diflucan.

Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version. In some cases, they may not be available in all strengths or forms as the brand-name drug.

Why it's used

Fluconazole is used to prevent and treat candidiasis. This condition is caused by infection with one of the many types of the fungus Candida. Examples of candidiasis include vaginal yeast infection, as well as oral yeast infection (thrush).

Candidiasis can also cause infections on other parts of your body, including your throat, esophagus, lungs, and blood. People who have had bone marrow transplants may be treated with fluconazole to prevent candidiasis. This is because their immune systems are weakened, which makes them more likely to become infected with a severe form of candidiasis.

Fluconazole is also used to treat meningitis (infection of the brain and spinal cord) that’s caused by the fungus Cryptococcus.

How it works

Fluconazole belongs to a class of drugs called triazole antifungals. A class of drugs is a group of medications that work in a similar way. These drugs are often used to treat similar conditions.

Fluconazole works by blocking the ability of the fungi Candida and Cryptococcus to reproduce. For people with infections from these fungi, this drug helps to get rid of the infection. For people at higher risk of candidiasis, it helps to prevent infection.

Fluconazole side effects

Fluconazole isn’t known to cause drowsiness, but it can cause other side effects.

More common side effects

The more common side effects of fluconazole oral tablet depend on how much of the drug you need to take. These side effects can include:

  • headache
  • diarrhea
  • nausea or upset stomach
  • dizziness
  • stomach pain
  • vomiting
  • changes in the way food tastes
  • severe rash in people with lowered immunity

If these effects are mild, they may go away within a few days or a couple of weeks. If they’re more severe or don’t go away, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Dosage

Missed Dose

Oral and topical forms: The missed dose of Fluconazole 200 MG Tablet should be taken/used as soon as possible. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is already the time for your next scheduled dose. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one. Since Fluconazole 200 MG Tablet injection is mostly administered by a healthcare professional in a clinical setting, the likelihood of missing a dose is very low.

Overdose

Oral and Topical forms: Seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor in case of an overdose with Fluconazole 200 MG Tablet. Injection: Since this medicine is administered in the hospital setting by a qualified healthcare professional, the likelihood of an overdose is very low. However, emergency medical treatment will be initiated by the doctor if an overdose is suspected.

General Instructions

Fluconazole 200 MG Tablet should be taken following all the instructions that are given by your doctor. To ensure complete recovery and no relapse, the full course of treatment should be followed. It is more effective if taken at the same time on all days. Any instance of side effect should be reported to the doctor immediately.

Warnings

Warnings for special population

Pregnancy - This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding - This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. If you use the medicine, you are advised to monitor the baby closely for any adverse effects.

Liver Injury - Fluconazole 200 MG Tablet can cause moderate to severe side effects on liver and may result in liver failure in rare cases. Any known incidence of liver disease should be reported to the doctor. Dosage adjustments and safety monitoring might be required in such cases.

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