Fluconazole is used to treat fungal infections, such as yeast that can proliferate in the vagina, in the mouth or throat level, esophagus, lungs or other organs, on the nails or in the abdomen. It is also suitable in case of fungal infections in the blood and against meningitis caused by fungi.

It also has applications in the prevention of infection by yeasts in patients at risk due to chemotherapy or radiotherapy after marrow transplantation.

It can also be used to prevent fungal infections in people at risk of an HIV infection, a tumor or a transplant.

What is Fluconazole?

Fluconazole works by slowing the proliferation of fungi.

How should Fluconazole be taken?

Typically, Fluconazole is assumed orally in the form of tablets or liquid suspensions.

Treatment may include, depending on the case, the assumption of a single dose that lasts for weeks or even months, during which it is necessary to take the medication every day.

Often during the initial phase of therapy, the dose may be doubled. What matters is to follow your doctor's instructions and do not interrupt the treatment without first consulting him.

Side effects associated with Fluconazole

Possible adverse effects of Fluconazole may include the following:

  • headache
  • dizziness
  • diarrhea
  • stomach ache
  • heartburn
  • changes in taste

It is important to contact a doctor immediately if you experience:

  • nausea
  • vomit
  • extreme tiredness
  • bleeding or bruising
  • loss of energy
  • loss of appetite
  • pain in the upper right abdomen
  • jaundice
  • flu-like symptoms
  • dark urine
  • pale stools
  • convulsions
  • skin rash
  • sores or flaking
  • urticaria
  • itch
  • swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles or calves
  • difficulty breathing
  • difficulty swallowing

Contraindications and warnings associated with the use of Fluconazole

Fluconazole may influence the ability to drive or operate hazardous machinery.

Before taking Fluconazole, it is important to inform your doctor:

  • If you have any allergy to the active substance, its excipients, other antifungals or any other drug
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products, herbal remedies or supplements. Mentioning in particular:  astemizole, cisapride, erythromycin, pimozide, quinidine, terfenadine, amitriptyline, amphotericin B, anticoagulants, calcium channel blockers, celecoxib, statins, clopidogrel, cyclophosphamide, cyclosporine, diuretics, isoniazid, losartan,  methadone, nevirapine, NSAIDs, oral contraceptives, drugs for diabetes, nortriptyline, phenytoin, prednisone, rifabutin, rifampin, saquinavir, sirolimus, tacrolimus, theophylline, tofacitinib, triazolam, valproate, vinblastine, vincristine, vitamin A, voriconazole and zidovudine
  • If you suffer (or have suffered) from cancers, AIDS, irregular heartbeat, calcium, sodium, magnesium or potassium deficiencies, hereditary intolerance to lactose or sucrose or heart disease, kidney or liver disease
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding

It is important to inform surgeons and dentists of any ongoing treatment with Fluconazole. Also, you must inform your doctor of any intake of the active ingredient 7 days before starting a new therapy.