What is Forcan (Fluconazole) used for?
Forcan (Fluconazole) is given to patients as a treatment for fungal infections. It is prescribed for vaginal yeast infections, fungal infections of the throat, mouth, esophagus, lungs, abdomen, and blood and elsewhere in the body. It may also be used to treat meningitis. This medication may also be given to prevent fungal infections in patients at risk of one, such as those being treated with chemotherapy. This medication is in a class of drugs called triazoles, which work by inhibiting the growth of the fungi.
How should I use Forcan (Fluconazole)?
Forcan (Fluconazole) tablets should be taken orally, and may be taken together with a meal or without food. Patients are normally told to take it once per day, however the exact dosage can depend on the condition being treated. You should follow the instructions provided to you by your physician. Certain patients may need to take this drug for an extended period of time, sometimes several weeks or longer. Your physician will tell you how long you need to take it for.
What are the side effects of Forcan (Fluconazole)?
Potential side effects of Forcan (Fluconazole) include:
If you notice loss of appetite, low energy levels or extreme fatigue, you should immediately consult your physician.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Forcan (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.