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Fluconazole (also known as Diflucan) is an antifungal medication that fights the growth of yeast and other fungi in the body. fluconazole’s active ingredient, fluconazole, can help relieve itching and discharge caused by Candida. Fluconazole slows the growth of fungus that causes an infection by stopping it from reproducing.
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What is fluconazole?
Fluconazole (Diflucan) is an antifungal medication that fights fungal infections in your body. It works by interfering with fungal cell growth and replication, which ultimately leads to their death. Though you may know about its use for treating yeast infections, it’s actually also used to treat a number of other ailments. Fluconazole can be prescribed off-label for several other conditions, including certain types of meningitis and oral thrush.
How does fluconazole work?
Fluconazole is a well-known oral antifungal medication. It works by stopping the growth of Candida in the infected areas of the body. This means that if you have an infection with Candida albicans or other Candida species, fluconazole will quickly destroy it.
What are the side effects of fluconazole?
Side effects of fluconazole include headache, nausea, and upset stomach. Other side effects may occur, including vomiting, dizziness, and a metallic taste in your mouth. Talk to your medical provider if you experience more serious side effects, if you continue to experience symptoms, or if side effects worsen over time.
How do I take fluconazole?
Take fluconazole by mouth as directed by your medical provider. Fluconazole can be taken with or without food. Typically, for a vaginal yeast infection the dose is 150 mg taken one time only by mouth. Symptoms usually improve within 1-3 days. Contact your medical provider if symptoms persist.
Can I take fluconazole with other medications?
Taking fluconazole with other medications is usually safe. However, it may interact with some medications or supplements, including clopidogrel. Fluconazole may also slow down the removal of other medications from your body, which can affect how they work. To make sure there are no interactions with your medication, tell your medical provider about any prescription drugs, OTC medications, supplements or herbal remedies you take before starting treatment.
Are there any risks when taking fluconazole?
Tell your medical provider if you have any allergies. Stop taking your medication if you develop a serious allergic reaction. Before taking fluconazole, tell your medical provider your medical history, especially liver disease, kidney disease, and heart problems. If you take other medications, talk to your medical provider before taking fluconazole. It is best to avoid alcohol while taking fluconazole. If fluconazole causes dizziness, do not drive or use machinery. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, tell your medical provider.
How quickly does fluconazole work?
Fluconazole typically starts working between 24 and 48 hours after you take it, though it may take up to three days for symptoms to improve. If you don’t notice improvement in that time, let your medical provider know.
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