Fluconazole side effects

What you should know before taking Fluconazole for thrush

Fluconazole can cause temporary hormonal imbalances. These can lead to digestive issues within the body, creating a few minor side effects. The most common side effects include nausea, vomiting, flatulence and diarrhoea; but the side effects should go away over time as your body adjusts to the medication. If you experience persistent or worsening symptoms, you should talk to your doctor about alternative thrush treatments.

Interaction and Restrictions

The mechanism of action of Fluconazole may cause other drugs to remain in your system for an extended period. It is not a good idea to take Fluconazole with other medications without first consulting your doctor. Many drugs can have adverse reactions when paired up with other medicines.


It can also interact with macrolide antibiotics and quinidine in such a way that it causes affects your heart’s rhythm. This effect can lead to more severe conditions, such as arrhythmia and heart attacks.


For those with allergies to antifungal drugs, they should take this drug without talking to the doctor first. It is also not advisable for anyone with heart problems or liver disease to take this medicine as it can worsen their condition. If you have any medical conditions for which you are receiving treatment or taking medication, you should tell the doctor during your online consultation before taking Fluconazole.

Mild Side Effects

There are a handful of mild side effects that are among the most common effects experienced by taking this drug. Dizziness, mild hair loss, nausea, vomiting and headaches are all possible. Most people will not experience extreme versions of these effects. If your symptoms worsen to the point where you need to take medication to deal with them, tell the doctor. It is possible that the current medication you are on could interact with the drug unexpectedly or dangerously. You need to be aware of those interactions before starting the medication.

In most cases, doctors who prescribe this medication deem that the milder side effects listed above are not too severe when compared with the benefits to be gained through the use of this drug. If you believe that your side effects are too severe to warrant taking the medication, then let our doctor know.

Severe Side Effects

It is possible but unlikely that you will have a severe allergic reaction to the drug. If this happens, and you notice any symptoms such as itchiness, difficulty breathing or hives, then you need to stop taking the drug and get medical help right away. Other potential severe side effects include dizziness, fainting, irregular heartbeat and liver disease. These side effects are severe, and you should book an appointment with a doctor or go to the hospital as soon as you notice these side effects developing.


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