Fluconazole Tablet: Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Composition & More - Zoylo
INFORMATION ABOUT FLUCONAZOLE
FLUCONAZOLE is an antifungal agent. FLUCONAZOLE is used to treat vaginal thrush (thrush - infection caused by Candida fungus), oral thrush, esophageal thrush and cryptococcal meningitis (infection of the brain and spinal cord). Additionally, it is used to prevent fungal infection in patients receiving chemotherapy or radiotherapy for bone marrow transplantation.
• Abdominal pain
• Skin rash
It is not necessary for all people to experience the above side-effects.
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR FLUCONAZOLE
• Take FLUCONAZOLE with or without food daily at same time for best results.
• Take FLUCONAZOLE as prescribed by your doctor.
• Your doctor will advise you to get laboratory tests (serology, histopathology) done before and during the treatment to identify causative organisms.
• Complete the full course, do not leave it in the mid-way despite symptomatic relief unless your doctor suggested to do so.
• Check with your doctor before taking other medication along with FLUCONAZOLE.
• Consult your doctor immediately if you observe severe skin lesions during the treatment as FLUCONAZOLE may cause allergic reaction.
• Inform your doctor if you have Kidney, liver or heart problems.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How does FLUCONAZOLE work? A. FLUCONAZOLE works by inhibiting essential component of fungal cell membranes i.e., ergosterol. Cell membranes play essential role for the survival of fungi and cell membrane disintegration leading to fungal death which results in clearing the infection.
Q. Can I take warfarin (anticoagulant) with FLUCONAZOLE? A. No, it is not advised to take FLUCONAZOLE with warfarin. FLUCONAZOLE with anticoagulants might increase the risk of bleeding and increase the time for bleeding to stop. Please check with your doctor before taking both together.
Q. Does FLUCONAZOLE cause liver problems? A. Yes, jaundice or liver problems may occur as a side effect of FLUCONAZOLE. If you are already having liver problems, then FLUCONAZOLE may worsen the condition. Keep a close check on yellowing of skin, unusually dark urine, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, loss of appetite or flu-like symptoms. If you experience any of the above, consult your doctor immediately.
Q. Can I stop FLUCONAZOLE on my own? A. No, you are advised to take FLUCONAZOLE as long as your doctor has asked you to take it. This is because FLUCONAZOLE when stopped in the midway can lead to recurring of infections with greater intensity. Even if your symptoms improve before the medicine course is complete, do not stop or skip FLUCONAZOLE as it may also increase your risk of further infection and antifungal resistance.
Q. Is FLUCONAZOLE safe for children? A. Yes, FLUCONAZOLE is safe to be given to children but should be given under parental guidance.