Buy Diflucan (Fluconazole) 50mg/100mg/150mg/200mg Tablets Online
Diflucan (Fluconazole) is a broad-spectrum antifungal agent, belonging to the azole antifungal class of drugs. A doctor may prescribe this drug for fungal infection, which may infect any part of the body, including the throat, lungs, and the genitals. Diflucan is available as an oral medication in both tablet and liquid forms.
Uses of Diflucan
- Diflucan is used to treat fungal infections that are either superficial (found on the surface of organs) or systemic (found in the blood or inside organs)
- It is used to prevent opportunistic fungal infections in people with compromised immunity that could be due to organ transplant, AIDS, or cancer
- It also used in treating Cryptococcal meningitis in people living with HIV/AIDS
Before using this drug, tell your doctor if you are allergic to it or other antifungals like itraconazole or ketoconazole. To be sure that Fluconazole is safe for you, also Inform your doctor if you have any history of the following:
- Kidney diseases
- Liver diseases
- Conditions or drugs that can cause QT Prolongation
- Heart failure
- Low blood blood potassium level
- Diuretics therapy
- Considerable fluid loss due to vomiting, diarrhea, or excessive sweating
The use of Diflucan in pregnancy is not advised as it can harm your baby within the first three months of pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant while using this drug.
Diflucan is not known to harm a nursing baby though it passes through breast milk. It is safer to consult your doctor before using Diflucan if you are a breastfeeding mother.
How to Use Diflucan
This drug is to be taken by mouth, with or without food. It is usually taken once a day. If you are using the liquid forms, make sure you shake the bottle vigorously before use. Instead of using an eating spoon, the liquid medicine comes with a medical dosing device for accurate measurement.
It is best to take Diflucan at the same time each day because the drug works best when a constant level is maintained in the body during the treatment duration. Also, you should not discontinue treatment sooner than prescribed even if you start feeling better after a few days. Otherwise, your chances of being reinfected increases.
If using the liquid formulation, ensure to store it at room temperature or in the refrigerator. You should discard the leftovers not more than 2 weeks after use.
Diflucan Dosing Information
For children, the dose is usually dependent on weight. Although weight is necessary in adults, the severity of the condition as well as the competency of the kidney and liver comes into consideration. As a result, you should follow a doctor’s prescription when ingesting Diflucan. However, a general dosing information is provided below.
- For Esophageal and Oropharyngeal Candidiasis: The initial dose in adults is 200 mg on day 1, followed by 100 mg daily for at least 2 weeks.
- For Vaginal Candidiasis: The single dose in adults is 150 mg. Multiple doses can be administered as advised by the doctor till clinical confirmation that the infection has been well treated.
- While the dosage for peritonitis and urinary tract infections caused by Candida is 50-200 mg daily for 7-14 days, the dosage for Cryptococcal meningitis in HIV/AIDS patients is 200-400 mg daily for 10 to 12 weeks depending on the patient's response to therapy.
Side Effects of Diflucan
Common side effects that could be encountered while using this drug include:
- Abdominal pain
- Stomach upset
- Loss of appetite/loss of sense of taste
You would need to call you doctor if you experience serious effects such as:
- Fever that lasts for more than 2 days
- Swelling of lymph nodes, face, or neck
- Difficulty in breathing
- Irregular heartbeats
- Jaundice (yellowing of skin or eyes)
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can remember. But you should also inform your doctor about incidences of missed doses.
Diflucan interacts with some medicines and 4 disease conditions. Some of the major drug interactions are with:
- Arsenic trioxide
- Red yeast rice
The following disease conditions are known to interact with Diflucan:
- QT Prolongation: Some azole antifungals prolong QT Interval on Echocardiogram
- Kidney dysfunction: Patients may experience more adverse effects due to decreased Diflucan clearance
- Liver toxicity: Liver function test should be periodically carried out in patients on prolonged Diflucan therapy
- Hemodialysis: Dialysis of up to 3 hours can decrease plasma levels of Diflucan by half
Diflucan should be stored at room temperature, away from direct heat and light. The liquid solutions should be stored in a refrigerator. All medicines should be kept out of the reach of children and pets.