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What Is Fluconazole 150 Mg Used For

what is fluconazole 150 mg used for

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

Common Side Effects of Fluconazole

Headache is the most common side effect of taking fluconazole. Other side effects include: nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, rash, and stomach pain.

Serious Side Effects of Fluconazole

  • Changes in heart rhythm or electrical activity in the heart
  • Liver failure and inflammation, including an increase in liver enzyme levels and yellowing of the skin, nails, and whites of the eyes (jaundice)
  • Swelling of the lips, mouth, and tongue (angioedema)
  • A drop in white blood cell count or platelet count
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Seizures
  • High triglycerides, low potassium levels in the blood
  • Severe and potentially life-threatening skin reactions such as Stevens-Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis (TENs)

Before taking fluconazole

Some medicines are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and sometimes a medicine may only be used if extra care is taken. For these reasons, before you start taking fluconazole it is important that your doctor or pharmacist knows:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you have a heart rhythm problem.
  • If you have problems with the way your liver works, or any problems with the way your kidneys work.
  • If you have a rare inherited blood condition called porphyria.
  • If you are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, as well as herbal and complementary medicines. This is important because fluconazole can interfere with a number of other medicines and cause problems.
  • If you have ever had an allergic reaction

 

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