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Diflucan is an anti-fungal antibiotic available in 50 mg, 100 mg and 200 mg trapezoidal tablets forms (in pink); 150 mg oval tablets (in pink); Suspension (10 mg/ml & 40 mg/ml in orange-flavor) and in injection volumes of 100 ml & 200 ml. It has Fluconazole as its primary ingredient while the other ingredients are microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, croscarmellose sodium, povidone, dibasic calcium phosphate anhydrous and FD&C Red No. 40 Aluminum lake dye (in tablets); sucrose, xanthan gum, citric acid anhydrous, sodium citrate dihydrate, titanium dioxide, sodium benzoate, colloidal silicon dioxide and natural orange flavor.

Information you should know

Being an anti-fungal antibiotic, Diflucan treats and prevents any sort of fungal infection in the mouth, throat and esophagus; lungs; bladder; genitals and blood resulting from a weak immune system. It’s effective in treating fungal infections resulting from cancer treatments; bone marrow transplants and AIDS. Diflucan must not be used for treating viral infections.

While certain side effects like allergic reactions (hives; difficulty in breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue and/or throat), nausea, stomach pain, low fever, reduced appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice, severe blistering, peeling, red skin rash, easy bruising/bleeding, unusual weakness and seizure/convulsions may require immediate medical attention, others like mild nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/upset stomach, headache, dizziness and unusual/unpleasant taste in the mouth are said to be common phenomenon at the
onset of Diflucan treatment.

Anyone with liver diseases, renal disorders, cardiac rhythm disorder, and Long QT syndrome must let the physician know about the ailments prior to prescription. It is advised that pregnant women or those who are planning to become pregnant during the tenure of the treatment let their doctors know about it; else, being a FDA pregnancy category C drug, Diflucan may harm an unborn child. Usage of the drug is also discouraged if a woman is breast-feeding a baby.

Diflucan has been noticed to cause allergic reactions in certain people just like its other counterparts including Lotrimin, Spectazole, Nizoral, Monistat, Ertaczo, Exelderm, Terazol, Vagistat-1 and Vfend. A medical test is thus advised in prior for Propulsid or Seldane as well. Those on blood thinners, oral diabetes medication, sedatives and seizure medications are advised the same.

Directions for taking Diflucan

Must be taken strictly following the prescription. Larger and/or longer doses may be catastrophic. Emergency medical help is advised if so, and it can be detected by confused/unusual thought or behavior patterns. Usually, one pill a day suffices for most of the infections, while for the others, the first dose can be a double dose. A missed dose should be administered upon detection; however, it should be skipped
if the time is near to the next one.


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