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Diflucan

Diflucan (Fluconazole) is an antifungal antibiotic used to treat yeast infections, urinary tract infections, peritonitis, pneumonia, AIDS cryptoccal infections. It kills sensitive fungi by interfering with the formation of the fungal cell membrane. For effective relief of numerous symptoms, order Generic Diflucan today and experience better health.

Diflucan may also be marketed as:
Damicol, Fluconazole, Triflucan.

*DiflucanĀ® is a registered trademark of Pfizer.

Uses

Generic Diflucan is used to treat infections caused by fungus, which can invade any part of the body including the mouth, throat, esophagus, lungs, bladder, genital area, and the blood. Generic Diflucan is also used to prevent fungal infection in people with weak immune systems caused by cancer treatment, bone marrow transplant, or diseases such as AIDS.

How to take

Take Generic Diflucan by mouth with or without food. Generic Diflucan works best if it is taken at the same time each day. To clear up your infection completely, take it for the full course of treatment. Keep taking it even if you feel better in a few days. Do not miss any doses. Use Generic Diflucan as directed by your doctor. Take Generic Diflucan at least 2 hours before proton pump inhibitors (eg, omeprazole).

Side effects

Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome: changes in taste; dizziness; headache; nausea; stomach pain. Fluconazole may cause a rash. If the rash worsens, contact your doctor.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); diarrhea; scaly, red skin over a large portion of the body; swollen or tender abdomen; vomiting; yellowing of the skin or eyes.

Precautions

Fluconazole may cause dizziness. This effect may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Fluconazole with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it. Fluconazole has been known to cause rare cases of serious liver damage, including death, mainly in patients with serious medical conditions.

If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Fluconazole while you are pregnant. Fluconazole is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Fluconazole, check with your doctor. Some medical conditions may interact with Fluconazole.

Tell your doctor if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you: If you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement; If you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances; If you have a weakened immune system, kidney or liver disease, or an irregular heartbeat; If you are allergic to other azole antifungals (eg, itraconazole).

Drug interactions

Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Aldosterone blockers (eg, eplerenone), amiodarone, astemizole, cisapride, pimozide, serotonin receptor agonists (eg, eletriptan), macrolide antibiotics (eg, erythromycin), quinolines , or terfenadine because the risk of severe irregular heartbeat (eg, QT prolongation)
  • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), benzodiazepines (eg, alprazolam), buspirone, carbamazepine, cyclophosphamide, cyclosporine, ergot alkaloids (eg, ergotamine ),
  • haloperidol, HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors or "statins" (eg, simvastatin), hydantoins (eg, phenytoin), methadone, muscarinic antagonists (eg, solifenacin, tolterodine), narcotics (eg, codeine), ramelteon, sulfonylureas (eg, glipizide), theophylline, or tricyclic antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline) because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Fluconazole.

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Fluconazole may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

Missed dose
If you miss a dose of Fluconazole, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Storage

Store below 86 degrees F (30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Fluconazole out of the reach of children and away from pets.