fluconazole (generic name)
Diflucan (brand name)
It is used to treat or prevent certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections
(floo KON na zole)
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What is this medicine?FLUCONAZOLE (floo KON na zole) is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat or prevent certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
How should I use this medicine?Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Shake well before using. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure the oral suspension. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. Take with or without food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not skip doses or stop your medicine early even if you feel better. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.
What if I miss a dose?If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
What may interact with this medicine?Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
What should I watch for while using this medicine?Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checkups. If you are taking this medicine for a long time you may need blood work. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve. Some fungal infections need many weeks or months of treatment to cure.
Alcohol can increase possible damage to your liver. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
If you have a vaginal infection, do not have sex until you have finished your treatment. You can wear a sanitary napkin. Do not use tampons. Wear freshly washed cotton, not synthetic, panties.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
Where should I keep my medicine?Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 5 and 30 degrees C (41 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after 2 weeks.