What is Fluconazole (Fluconazole) used for?
Fluconazole (Fluconazole) is an antifungal medication. It is given to patients as a treatment for various infections caused by fungus. Fungal infections can affect the throat, mouth, lungs, esophagus, genitals and the blood. This drug may also be given to patients who have a weakened immune system, such as those undergoing cancer treatment or suffering from diseases such as AIDS.
How should I use Fluconazole (Fluconazole)?
Fluconazole (Fluconazole) comes in the form of capsules, which are taken by mouth, with food or on an empty stomach. This medication may be taken once per day, or as directed by your physician. Some patients may be told to take this medication for several weeks, or even longer, depending on the instructions given by the prescribing physician.
What are the side effects of Fluconazole (Fluconazole)?
Some side effects of Fluconazole (Fluconazole) include:
If you experience any more serious side effects, you should consult your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Fluconazole (Fluconazole). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.