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Diflucan Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Fluconazole is in a class of antifungals known as triazoles. Fluconazole is used to treat fungal infections, including yeast infections of the vagina, mouth, throat, esophagus, abdomen, lungs, blood, and other organs. It is also used to treat meningitis that may be caused by fungus. It works by slowing the growth of fungi that may cause infection.

Diflucan Dosage

  • For vaginal infections, the usual starting dose is a single 150-milligram dose.
  • For throat infections, the usual starting dose is 200 milligrams on the first day, followed by 100 milligrams once a day.

Uses of Diflucan

  • Diflucan is used to treat yeast infections of the mouth, throat, and esophagus; vaginal yeast infections; fungal urinary tract infections; pneumonia that may caused by yeast; and fungal infections.
  • Diflucan is also used to prevent fungal infections from occurring in people with suppressed immune systems such as cancer chemotherapy patients, organ transplant patients, and AIDS patients.

Side Effects of Diflucan

Before taken Diflucan medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Diflucan. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Skin rash
  • Vomiting

Warnings and precautions before taking Diflucan:

  • You should tell your doctor your medical history such as any allergies or aspirin, liver problems, kidney problems, asthma, blood or bleeding disorders, low blood pressure, heart problems.
  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.
  • If you are taking this medicine, then aspirin in Diflucan may cause infections. So you should be avoided Diflucan if you have a any infections.
  • You should tell the doctor that you are taking Diflucan if you have a medical emergency or plan to have surgery.

Drug Interaction :-If you are taking Diflucan with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Diflucan with the following:

  • Blood-thinning drugs such as Coumadin
  • Astemizole
  • Cisapride
  • Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Phenytoin
  • Rifabutin
  • Tacrolimus
Overdose

After taken Diflucan if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Diflucan overdose include

  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Paranoia
  • Decreased movement
  • Tearing eyes
  • Drooling
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Seizures


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