How Effective is Diflucan & What are Its Side Effects?

Specific drugs may cause dangerous effects when a patient uses them with diflucan or fluconazole, particularly, erythromycin, cisapride, quinidine and pimozide. Hence, it is your duty to tell doctors about all medicines you currently use and any medicine that you stop or start using. In addition, before intake of diflucan or fluconazole, you have to intimate your doctor if you are a patient of kidney disease, liver disease, heart rhythm disorder or Long QT syndrome history. You should make sure of taking diflucan or fluconazole for completely prescribed time length. In this way, you will find improvement in your symptoms before clearing of the infection completely. Moreover, you should strictly avoid skipping your doses, as it may results in increasing risks related to further infection, which is strongly resistant towards antifungal medication. Diflucan or fluconazole is unable to treat any viral infection, like flu or common cold.

Safety of the Medicine Diflucan or Fluconazole

In order to assure about the safety of diflucan or fluconazole, you should tell the doctor if you suffer from cancer, AIDS, liver disease, heart rhythm disorder or similar other heart related problem, kidney problem, a family or personal history related to Long QT syndrome. In addition, you should intimate the doctor about your allergy to any antifungal medicine, like voriconazole, posaconazole, miconazole, itraconazole and ketoconazole and similar others. Other than this, liquid form or oral suspension type of diflucan or fluconazole comes with sucrose. In this case, you should discuss with your doctor before using the medicine in this form, as you may face problems related to digestion of milk or sugar. Single dosage of diflucan or fluconazole for treatment of vaginal yeast infection may not cause any harm to any unborn baby.

How Effective is Diflucan or Fluconazole?

How Effective is Diflucan or Fluconazole?

Diflucan or fluconazole refers to an antifungal medicine that effectively treats fungal infections, which may invade any part of a human body, including the throat, mouth, lungs, esophagus, genital area, bladder and human blood. In addition, diflucan or fluconazole has found usage in prevention of fungal infection in those people, who possess weak immune system because of cancer treatment, AIDS and transplantation of bone marrows.

  • Patients should intake diflucan or fluconazole, as mentioned by their doctors. This means, they should follow each of the necessary directions mentioned on the label of medicine’s prescription. One should never take this medicine in smaller or larger amounts than recommended by the doctor.
  • Dosage of the medicine depends primarily on the particular infection you have to treat. In case of vaginal infections’ treatments, you should take a single pill. However, in case of other infections, doctors may initially recommend you for double dose but later on may bring changes in the dosage schedule.
  • Patients may take diflucan or fluconazole medicine with food or without food
  • You should make sure to shake the liquid form or oral suspension of the medicine before measuring your dose. You may measure the liquid medicine by using a dosing syringe provided with it or by using a specialized dose measuring spoon or a cup.
  • Patients should use diflucan or fluconazole for full-prescribed time length. This may help in improvement of symptoms prior to complete clearing of symptoms.
  • Immediately consult your doctor if you fail to find any improvement or your situation become worse with the usage of diflucan or fluconazole

Diflucan or Fluconazole Storage

  • Individuals should store diflucan or fluconazole tablets away from heat and moisture as well as under the room temperature.
  • One should store diflucan or fluconazole in liquid form inside the refrigerator without allowing it to freeze.

Diflucan or Fluconazole Intake for Pregnant and Breast-feeding Women

Pregnant women should never intake more than a single dose of the diflucan or fluconazole. This is because; long-term usage of the diflucan or fluconazole in high dosages may cause harm to the unborn baby or result in birth defects. Hence, to avoid future problems, you should intimate your doctor if you get pregnant while your treatment goes on.

Diflucan or fluconazole may pass within the breast milk and thereby, may cause harm to any nursing baby. Hence, if you are providing breast milk to a baby, you should never use the medication without telling about it to your doctor.

What are the Side Effects of Diflucan?

Diflucan or fluconazole medication has few common side effects, such as diarrhea, stomach pain, upset stomach, dizziness, headache and changes in one’s taste. However, you should immediately go for emergency medical help in case you find any sign related to allergic reaction, like difficult breathing, hives, swelling in your throat, tongue, lips and face.

Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA
Written, Edited or Reviewed By: Pramod Kerkar, M.D., FFARCSI, DA Pain Assist Inc. This article does not provide medical advice. See disclaimer
Last Modified On:August 10, 2017

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