Fluconazole

Fluconazole is a medication used to treat fungal and yeast infections. Fluconazole is an effective antifungal treatment for thrush in men and women. It treats infections and symptoms such as itching, soreness, and changes in discharge.
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Fluconazole

Fluconazole is a medication used to treat fungal and yeast infections. Fluconazole is an effective antifungal treatment for thrush in men and women. It treats infections and symptoms such as itching, soreness, and changes in discharge.


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Fluconazole is an antifungal medicine prescribed by doctors to those experiencing fungal overgrowth. One of the most commonly occurring fungus-based condition is thrush. Fluconazole is also effective for an infection elsewhere on the body. 

When a certain species of Candida overgrows in the human body, it causes redness with severe itching. If the diagnosis confirms it to be a fungal infection, such as thrush, fluconazole tablets help in the treatment.

 

Fluconazole doses for thrush, as suggested by your doctor, kill the fungus by attacking its cell membrane and expelling all the components in it. As a result, the cells of the fungi Candida are unable to grow or multiply. This reduces the infection gradually. 

 

FluconazoleBenefits

  • Fluconazoletreatmentreduces itching and irritation in the fungus-infected area quickly. 

  • Fluconazole dosing is completely mess-free as compared to creams and lotions. 

  • It is available as both capsule and syrup. 

  • Fluconazole doses are equally good for both men and women.

 

Here are a few things to keep in mind if you are looking to take fluconazole:

  • Follow your doctor's instructions for taking the medication.

  • Read the details on the package before taking a dose. This will give you a fair idea of whether it may lead to any side effects in your case. 

  • Check the dosage of fluconazole with your doctor since it is available in different concentrations of 50mg, 150mg, and 200mg for different levels of severity. 

  • There is no compulsion of taking fluconazole after having food; you may also have it before a meal.

  • Swallow an entire capsule of fluconazole at one go. Breaking it into pieces will reduce its effect as contents will reduce.

 

  • In case of thrush occurring in the mouth or throat, a 50mg fluconazole capsule is preferred for at least two weeks. 

  • Thrush in female genitals usually requires fluconazole 150mg tablet. Likewise, if the condition returns after a certain period, doctors prescribe different dosages.

    • The first three dosages are at every 72 hours from the initiation of infection.
    • Consumption of fluconazole 150mg is advised one time in a week for the next half a year.  
  • Blood infections due to fungal activity minimize with 200mg fluconazole consumed once daily for a few weeks, or till the condition remains.

  • Children below the age of 18 are usually not advised to take fluconazole, but doctors will calculate the amount of dose appropriate for them depending on the situation.

  • In seniors, the dosage of fluconazole depends upon their age and other present conditions like kidney functions, heart diseases, etc. 

 

The most preferred yeast infection pill, fluconazole can be purchased online at MedsNow. The benefit of buying it online is that you can consult certified doctors who are already familiar with every aspect of fungal infection cases and prescribe the right doses. Buying fluconazole medication off the counter can result in incorrect doses and certain side effects.

If you fall under any of the groups below, check with your doctor before taking fluconazole medication: 

  • Pregnant Women: Fluconazole may not be safe for the growing foetus and may have adverse effects due to antifungal components. Doctors usually prescribe an ointment to treat thrush in pregnant women.  

  • Breastfeeding Women: Fluconazole may mix in breast milk, which is harmful to the baby. 

  • People with Kidney Issues: The doctor may suggest a 50mg dosage for reducing the fungal overgrowth, but a high dose may interfere with kidney medications.  

  • People with Liver Issues: Side effects of fluconazole can lead to liver problems. If a patient already has liver issues, the drug can be more dangerous.

  • People with Diabetes: Fluconazole oral has sucrose components that can be harmful to people with diabetes.

Fluconazole may have certain side effects, such as: 

  • Diarrhoea 

  • Stomach Pain

  • Headache

  • Dizziness

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • A decrease in the ability to taste

  • Rashes in people with low immunity

Not everyone may experience these side effects. Moreover, they usually go away within a week or two. But, if the side effects stay for a longer period, consult your doctor.

 

  1. Can I buy fluconazole over the counter? Yes, you can buy fluconazole over the counter at leading pharmacies. It is preferred to have a doctor's prescription while buying. 

  2. How long should I take fluconazole for? The duration of fluconazole dosing will depend on the severity of thrush. It may continue from a few weeks till almost six months if the infection returns after a few days.  

  3. Is fluconazole safe to take for a long time? If the infection is not severe and you are prescribed only a few fluconazole doses, you may not experience any side effects at all. Side effects such as headache, diarrhoea, nausea, etc. are more common if the fluconazole tablets are consumed for a longer duration, like six months. 

  4. What if fluconazole does not work? In case fluconazole does not reduce thrush after a week; it is better to inform the same to your doctor. They may either increase the dosage strength or may prescribe some other medicine. 
  5. How long does fluconazole take to cure thrush?

    The action of fluconazole depends on the area of yeast infection and its severity. 

    • If it is a mild infection, fluconazole will help cure it within two weeks. 

    • In case the infection continues, your doctor may prescribe a slightly higher dosage of fluconazole once a day for at least a month. 

    • If thrush reoccurs after some days, they may prescribe the highest dosage, 200 mg fluconazole, for another six months.

  6. Can you drink alcohol while taking fluconazole? There are no such restrictions on consuming alcohol during the continuation of fluconazole tablets. However, try to keep its consumption minimal so that you can track the progress of fluconazole.

 

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