The Fluconazole is used to treat infections due to fungi such as yeasts that can proliferate in the vagina, oral, esophageal, lung, or other organs, at the level nail or abdomen. It is also used in the case of systemic fungal infections and against meningitis caused by fungi.It is also used in the prevention of yeast infections in patients defined as at risk, for example immunosuppressed such as HIV carriers or due to chemotherapy or radiotherapy or after a bone marrow transplant.
What is Fluconazole used for?
Fluconazole works by slowing down the proliferation of fungi.
How is Fluconazole taken?
Fluconazole is generally taken orally in the form of tablets or liquid suspensions.
The treatment may include, depending on the case, taking a single dose, the treatment can last weeks or even months, during which it is necessary to take the drug every day.
Often, during the initial stages of therapy, the doses can be doubled. What matters is to follow the doctor’s instructions and not to stop the treatment without first consulting it.
Side effects of Fluconazole
Possible adverse effects of Fluconazole include:
- stomach ache
- changes in taste
It is important to contact a doctor immediately in case of:
- He retched
- extreme tiredness
- bleeding or bruising
- loss of energy
- loss of appetite
- pain in the upper right side of the abdomen
- yellowish discolouration of the skin
- flu-like symptoms
- dark urine
- pale stools
- skin rashes
- sores or flaking
- swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes , hands, feet, ankles or calves
- difficulty breathing
- difficulty swallowing
Contraindications and warnings of Fluconazole
Fluconazole can affect your ability to drive or operate hazardous machinery.
Before taking Fluconazole it is good to inform your doctor:
- of allergies to the active substance, its excipients, other antifungal agents or any other drug
- of the medicines, phytotherapics and supplements taken, citing in particular astemizole, cisapride, erythromycin, pimozide, quinidine, terfenadine, amitriptyline, amphotericin B, anticoagulants, calcium channel blockers, celecoxib, statins, clopidogrel, cyclophosphamide, cyclosporine , methadone, nevirapine, NSAIDs, oral contraceptives, drugs against diabetes, nortriptyline, phenytoin, prednisone, rifabutin, rifampin, saquinavir, sirolimus, tacrolimus, theophylline, tofacitinib, triazolam, valproic acid, vinblastine, vincristudine, vitamin A
- if you suffer (or have suffered) from tumors, AIDS, irregular heart beat, deficiencies of calcium , sodium , magnesium or potassium , hereditary intolerance to lactose or sucrose or heart, kidney or liver disease
- if you are pregnant or breastfeeding
Surgeons and dentists should be informed of ongoing Fluconazole treatment. In addition, it is necessary to inform the doctor of the possible intake of the active substance in the 7 days preceding a new therapy.