Fluconazole

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Fluconazole is a single dose capsule (£4.85) which is prescribed to men and women for the treatment of thrush. Fluconazole contains 150mg of diflucan which is an antifungal medicine.

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What is Fluconazole?

Fluconazole is an oral medication which is used to treat yeast infections, commonly known as thrush, caused by the candida fungus. It is used to treat a variety of fungal infections including vaginal and oral thrush. 

How does Fluconazole work?

Fluconazole is an antifungal medicine which essentially works by killing yeast and fungal cells. They produce something called ergosterol which keeps the yeast active, causing it to develop. Fluconazole stops this substance from being produced, killing off the cells and clears the infection.

How effective is Fluconazole?

Fluconazole will usually clear up 80-95% of yeast infections. However it may not work for everyone so your doctor might need to prescribe an additional treatment if Fluconazole was unsuccessful. 

Ingredients

Active ingredient

Fluconazole in the active ingredient in the medication.

Inactive ingredients

The other ingredients include: lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, maize starch, sodium laurilsulfate, colloidal anhydrous silica and magnesium stearate. 

Please Note: Different generic brands of Fluconazole may contain different inactive ingredients.

Dosage

How to take Fluconazole

Fluconazole should be taken once a day for the duration of your treatment and is most effective when you stick to the same time each day. 

Fluconazole dosage

The dose you are given will depend on what type of infection you are being treated for. Always take the amount specified by your doctor. For thrush, typically you will need to take one capsule a week. 

Can Fluconazole be crushed or split?

Fluconazole should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. It should not be crushed or split. 

Side Effects

Fluconazole side effects

Not everyone will experience adverse effects from taking Fluconazole but common side effects may include: 

  • Nausea
  • Stomach discomfort 
  • Headaches 
  • Diarrhea
  • Rash 

Less common side effects may include: 

  • Indigestion
  • Flatulence 
  • Loss of appetite 
  • Altered taste
  • Dizziness 
  • Feeling weak and tired
  • Jaundice 
  • Hives
  • Itching 
  • Seizures

Rare side effects which may need medical attention include: 

  • Heart palpitations
  • Abnormal count of red blood cells
  • Hair loss
  • Liver problems
  • Allergic reaction   

Contraindications

You shouldn't take Fluconazole if: 

  • You have ever experienced an allergic reaction to an antifungal treatment 
  • You are allergic to Fluconazole or any of the ingredients included in the medicine 
  • You have porphyria (a rare blood disorder)

Consult your doctor if any of the following circumstances apply to you: 

  • If you have kidney problems 
  • If you have liver problems
  • If you have heart failure 
  • If you have problems with your heart rate
  • If you have a reduced amount of electrolytes in your blood

Drug interactions

There are certain types of medication which can interact with Fluconazole. These include: 

  • Astemizole
  • Cisapride
  • Ergot medicines
  • Pimozide
  • Quinidine
  • Terfenadine
  • Extra care should be taken if you are taking any of the following: 
  • Blood thinning medication such as Warfarin
  • Amitriptyline
  • Benzodiazepines
  • Bosentan
  • Bosutinib
  • Bromocriptine
  • Buspirone
  • Cabergoline
  • Calcium channel blockers 
  • Carbamazepine
  • Celecoxib
  • Ciclosporin
  • Cilostazol
  • Colchicine
  • Cyclophosphamide
  • Dapoxetine
  • Darifenacin
  • Dasatinib
  • Disopyramide
  • Domperidone
  • Dronedarone
  • Eliglustat
  • Eplerenone
  • Everolimus
  • Fentanyl
  • Flurbiprofen
  • Halofantrine
  • Ibrutinib
  • Ibuprofen

Fluconazole and pregnancy

You should not use Fluconazole during pregnancy unless your doctor has specified that it is safe.

Can Fluconazole affect contraception or fertility?

Fluconazole does not impact either your contraception or your fertility. 

Treatment Options

Alternatives to Fluconazole

Fluconazole is known as a Triazole Antifungal. There are other versions of this type of medication available which include Itraconazole, Posaconazole and Voriconazole. 

Fluconazole vs Canesten

Fluconazole and Canesten are shown to have similar results when treating thrush. Canesten is usually given to treat vaginal thrush whereas Fluconazole treats a variety of different yeast infections so the best treatment will depend on what type of infection you have. Canesten comes in a pessary format along with a cream to soothe external itching so this can offer fast relief from the discomfort. 

Is Fluconazole available over the counter?

Fluconazole is available to buy over the counter from certain pharmacies, Canesten is the most readily available type of Fluconazole to purchase. 

What if Fluconazole doesn't work for my infection?

Fluconazole will usually start to work after three days and you can expect your symptoms to clear up after seven days. If this doesn't happen you may need to see your doctor so they can assess your symptoms and rule out other conditions which may be causing them. Aspects of your lifestyle can also leave you prone to yeast infections. For example, wearing clothing which allows your skin to breathe, using a PH balanced soap and washing regularly.   

Q&A

Is Fluconazole an antibiotic?

Fluconazole is an antifungal treatment, it is not classed as an antibiotic. 

Does Fluconazole treat athlete's foot?

Fluconazole can be used to treat athlete's foot and other skin infections. If you do have athlete's foot, it is recommended that you use a treatment designed for athlete's foot. You should not use treatments for conditions thye were not prescribed for, unless you have discussed this with your doctor. 

Does Fluconazole help fungal nails?

Fluconazole can also help to treat fungal nails. If you have got a fungal nail infection, you should use a treatment designed for fungal nails. You should not use treatments that have been prescribed for other purposes without first checking this with your doctor. 

Is Fluconazole a steroid?

Fluconazole is not a steroid, it is an antifungal treatment.

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