What do fluconazole tablets do?
FLUCONAZOLE (Diflucan(R)) is an antifungal type of antibiotic. It treats serious fungal infections found throughout the body. These include oral candidiasis or thrush infections of the mouth or throat, vaginal yeast infections, candidal infection of the urinary tract, meningitis, and others.
What should my health care professional know before I take fluconazole?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
• kidney disease
• liver disease
• other chronic illness
• an unusual or allergic reaction to fluconazole, or other azole medicines, other foods, dyes or preservatives
• pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should I take this medicine?
Take fluconazole tablets by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. You can take the tablets with or without food. Take your doses at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Finish the full course of tablets prescribed by your prescriber or health care professional even if you feel better. Do not stop taking except on your prescriber’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 other medicines can interact with fluconazole?
• medicines for diabetes that are taken by mouth
• water pills
Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.
What side effects may I notice from taking fluconazole?
Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:
• dark yellow or brown urine
• redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
• skin rash, itching
• stomach pain
• unusual bruising or bleeding
• yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
• loss of appetite
• nausea, vomiting