Fluconazole belongs to a group of medicines called antifungal medicine, effective against various fungi and yeast.
Precautions and Warnings
Mode of Action
Uses of Fluconazole
It is used to treat fungal infections like vaginal thrush (in women) and candidal balanitis (in men).
Contraindications of Fluconazole
When should one not use Fluconazole
You are allergic to Fluconazole or any other medicines of its class
If you have liver problems or jaundice
If you have any heart disease (irregular heartbeat)
Side effects of Fluconazole
Common side effects of this drug are:
Headache, vomiting, diarrhea, and rash
Increased liver enzymes, liver damage
Symptoms include fatigue, loss of appetite, vomiting, yellowing of your skin
Rhythm defects in heart and seizures
Precautions and Warnings of Fluconazole
Can I take Fluconazole during pregnancy?
Fluconazole is unsafe during pregnancy. You should not take Fluconazole if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. During pregnancy, it may increase the risk of miscarriage, while large doses may cause severe birth defects.
Can I take Fluconazole while breastfeeding?
Fluconazole secretes in small quantities in human milk. It may be used in breastfeeding.
Can I drive if I have consumed Fluconazole?
Caution is advised as Fluconazole may cause dizziness or fits. If you experience any of these, do not drive.
Can I consume alcohol with Fluconazole?
No known interaction with alcohol.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
If you have liver or kidney disease
If you have heart disorder of irregular rhythm
If you have abnormal electrolyte levels (potassium, calcium or magnesium) in your blood
Mode of Action of Fluconazole
How Does It Work?
It blocks the formation of the cell membrane of the fungus by inhibiting an enzyme. Thus the fungi stop multiplying or die because of non-formation of the complete cell membrane. It is not effective against virus or bacteria....
Interactions of Fluconazole
Interactions with other medicines
Medicines for HIV like Saquinavir
Medicines for high blood pressure like Nifedipine, Isradipine, Amlodipine, Felodipine and Losartan
Antibiotics like Rifampicin, Rifabutine
Blood thinners like Warfarin
Medicines for anxiety, like Benzodiazepines (Midazolam, Triazolam)
Medicines to control diabetes, like Chlorpropamide, Glibenclamide, Glipizide or Tolbutamide
Medicines to treat fits, like Phenytoin, Carbamazepine
Medicines to control asthma, like Theophylline
Medicines for treating pain and inflammation, like Celecoxib, Flurbiprofen, Naproxen, Ibuprofenl
Medicines used to treat depression, like Amitriptyline and Nortriptyline
Medicines for fungal infections, like Amphotericin B, Voriconazole
Medicines used for treating cancer like Vincristine, Vinblastine
Medicines used for reducing high cholesterol level Atorvastatin, Simvastatin, and Fluvastatin
Medicines used to treat irregular heartbeats like Amiodarone
Interactions with food items
It is advisable to take this medicine along with food as it increases heartburn if taken on an empty stomach.
Dosage of Fluconazole
Symptoms may include irregular heartbeat, fits, headache, stomach pain, nausea and vomiting. Immediately contact the physician.
Missed a Dose
If you miss a dose of Fluconazole, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosage schedule. Do not take two doses at once....
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