Diflucan Product Description
Diflucan is an antifungal agent, used to treat yeast infections caused by fungus candida. Diflucan can be indicated at any age and used for treatment of Candida infections in the first days of a child's life.
Diflucan is effective in the treatment of infectious diseases of different systems and organs, and it is approved for antifungal therapy of:
- acute or recurrent vaginal candidiasis; onychomycosis; oropharyngeal and esophageal candidiasis; dermal candidiasis; coccidioidomycosis; candidal balanitis; cryptococcal meningitis; disseminated candidiasis; chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis; urinary tract candidiasis; chronic oral atrophic candidiasis; invasive candidiasis.
Diflucan dosage depends on the type and severity of Candida infections, and can range from 100mg to 400mg per day. The maximum dose of Diflucan of 400 mg should be used only for the treatment of serious fungal infections.
If you’ve forgotten to take a pill of Diflucan, take it as soon as you remember about the missed dose. If you’ve remembered about the missed dose of the antifungal agent later, and it is almost the time to take another dose of Diflucan, skip the missed dose of this drug and adhere to your regular dosing schedule.
Diflucan can be indicated to immunocompetent patients and immunocompromised patients. Patients at high risk of recurrence of vaginal candidiasis and cryptococcal meningitis, and patients taking chemotherapeutic agents or (and) passing radiotherapy may use oral Diflucan to prevent te recurrence of Candida infection.
Diflucan tablets should be protected from light and moisture and stored at the room temperature not above 30ºC.
Diflucan Safety Information
In rare cases Diflucan may cause drug-induced hepatotoxic reactions, which increase the risk of development of hepatic injury. The antifungal therapy duration and used doses of Diflucan do not affect the risk of hepatotoxic reactions. Because of the ability of Diflucan to affect liver function, the patients with liver diseases should take this antifungal agent with extra caution.
Information about Candida infection provided in the review of Diflucan is published for the informational purposes and is not intended to substitute for the consultation with the mycologist, dermatologist, gynecologist, or other qualified health care professional. The online pharmacy will not be liable for any direct, indirect or consequential damage that may be caused by improper use of the information on antifungal treatment and Diflucan.
Diflucan Side Effects
Normally, adverse events, which Diflucan may cause, pass quickly. Diflucan pills may cause diarrhoea, vomiting and abdominal pain during oral treatment of fungal infections. These gastrointestinal adverse events may appear at any age. In rare cases, Diflucan may cause nausea, hyperalaninemia, rash, hiperfosfatemia, headache or hyperaminotransferasemia. In adult patients, these adverse events are observed more often than in children.