What is it used for?
FLUCONAZOLE is an effective antifungal medicine. It is used to treat certain fungal and yeast infections.
What should my health care professional know before I take this medicine?
Please do tell your physician if you have any of the following conditions:
- electrolyte abnormalities
- history of irregular heart beat
- kidney disease
- an unusual or allergic reaction to fluconazole, other azole antifungals, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I use this medicine?
This medicine should be taken orally. Please do not take it more often than you are prescribed to.
Consult your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine by children. Special care may be necessary. This medicine has been used for treatment of children starting from 6 months of age.
Overdosage: If you suspect an overdosage, contact the nearest poison control center or emergency room immediately.
NOTE: This medicine is only intended for your use. Never share it with the others.
What if I miss a dose?
If you missed a dose, it should be taken as soon as possible. If the time has almost come for your next dose, you should only take that one. Never take double or extra doses.
What are the possible interactions with other medicine?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following:
- red yeast rice
This medicine might also interact with the following medications:
- birth control pills
- diuretics like hydrochlorothiazide
- medicines for diabetes that are taken by mouth
- medicines for high cholesterol like atorvastatin, lovastatin or simvastatin
- some medicines for anxiety or sleep
This list is not all-inclusive. Provide your doctor with a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements that you are taking. Also let them know whether you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some of those items might interact with your treatment course.
Is there anything I should pay attention to while taking it?
While undergoing the treatment course, you should be visiting your doctor for regular check-ups. If the treatment lasts for a long time, you may need a blood test. Let your doctor know if there is no visible improvement to your symptoms. Some fungal infections may require many weeks or months of treatment to be cured completely.
Alcoholic drinks can increase the possible damage to your liver during the treatment. Avoid alcohol during the treatment course.
If you have a vaginal infection, you shouldn’t have sex until your treatment is finished. You can wear a sanitary napkin, but do not use tampons. Wear only freshly washed cotton panties, please refrain from wearing synthetic ones.
Does this medicine have any possible side effects?
Side effects that should be reported to your doctor as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash or itching, hives, swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, or throat
- dark urine
- feeling dizzy or faint
- irregular heartbeat or chest pain
- redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
- trouble breathing
- unusual bruising or bleeding
- yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- changes in how food tastes
- stomach upset or nausea
Other side effects are also possible, the above list is not all inclusive.
Where should I store it?
Keep it out of the children’s reach.
Store it at the room temperatures below 30 degrees C (86 degrees F). Dispose of any medicine after the expiration date is reached.