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Fluconazole - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Information about Fluconazole

Generic Name : Fluconazole
Pronunciation : floo koe' na zole
Latest prescription information about Fluconazole. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y40.7 | Therapeutic Classification : Antifungals
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Fluconazole

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Why is Fluconazole Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antifungal agent, prescribed for vaginal candidiasis, pneumonia, meningitis and fungal infections of the mouth, throat, liver, kidneys, heart, urinary tract and abdomen.  It works by slowing the growth of fungi that cause infection.

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When should Fluconazole not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Fluconazole?

PO- The recommended dose range is 50-400 mg daily.

How should Fluconazole be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food once a day. It also comes as eye drops to instill into affected eyes.

What are the warnings and precautions for Fluconazole?

• Caution should be exercised in patients with history of cancer, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), irregular heartbeat, heart, kidney or liver disease, alcoholism, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Rarely it may cause liver damage; monitor liver function tests regularly while taking this medication.

Avoid long-term use of this medication; otherwise it may cause secondary infection.

What are the side effects of Fluconazole?

   Most Common : Headache, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, indigestion, dizziness and taste perversion.

What are the other precautions for Fluconazole?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Fluconazole?

Store it at controlled room temperature (30°C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.




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JoydipRaha, India

FCN200 may add the database as "TradeName" of fluconazole

sunil shrestha, Nepal

Very useful medicine in many cases

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