Diflucan is an effective therapy for the treatment of fungal infections in any part of the body. It is prescribed for the treatment of infections caused in people with a weak immune system.
How does it work
Diflucan stops the growth of the fungi in the body.
Taking Diflucan & the right dosage
Diflucan may be taken with or without a meal.
The treatment with Diflucan must be continued for the complete scheduled period.
If you discontinue treatment then it may lead to a re-infection in which the fungi will be resistant to treatment.
Store Diflucan in a cool and dark place at room temperature. Do not store it in a place where it can get exposed to direct sunlight or moisture.
Keep it away from children and pets.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions
Before using Diflucan, you should consult a physician and discuss about your medical history.
Diflucan may not be suitable for you if:
You have liver disease
You have kidney disease
You have a heart rhythm disorder
You have a history of Long QT syndrome.
Diflucan may interact with some medications. So if you are using any prescription, non prescription, OTC medicines or dietary supplements, then inform your physician in advance before you use Diflucan.
Diflucan is not known to be harmful to an unborn baby.
Diflucan may be passed on to the baby if you are breast feeding. Please speak to your doctor about the potential risks of breast feeding while using Diflucan.
The most common side effects of Diflucan are:
Stomach pain, diarrhea, upset stomach, headache, dizziness or changes in your sense of taste.
These side effects usually subside by themselves in sometime as the body gets used to Diflucan.
Some uncommon but potentially dangerous side effects are:
headache with chest pain and severe dizziness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeats, fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness, seizure (convulsions), liver problems--nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), skin rash or skin lesions; or severe skin reaction--fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain, followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
You should see a doctor immediately if one of these side effects occur.