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Fluconazole Description

Fluconazole Description

Generic Name : FLUCONAZOLE

Pronunciation : (floo koe' na zole)

Trade Name(s) : Cancap, Concize, Flucan, Flucankid Tab, Flucos150, Flucos200, Flucos50, Flumed, Flutrox, Fluzide, Fluzon, Forcan, Fungal-F, Fungicon, Logican, Lucazol, Mycorest, One can, Saf-F, Syscan, Xenofun, Zocon

Why it is prescribed: Fluconazole, an antifungal agent, is used to treat pneumonia, meningitis, and fungal infections of the mouth, throat, liver, kidneys, heart, urinary tract, and abdomen. Fluconazole also has been used to treat vaginal infections.

When it is to be taken: Fluconazole is usually taken once a day. Follow the instructions on your prescription label carefully. Fluconazole must be taken regularly to be effective.

How it should be taken: Fluconazole comes in the form of tablets. Your prescription label tells you how much to take at each dose.

Special Instruction :
1. Take Fluconazole for as long as directed, even after your symptoms improve. You may have to take Fluconazole for an extended period before the infection is completely gone and periodically after that to be sure that the infection does not return.
2. Keep all appointments with your doctor and the laboratory so that your response to this drug can be evaluated.
3. If you forget to take a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if you remember a missed dose at the time you are scheduled to take the next dose, take only the regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose.

Side Effects :
1. Nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, skin rash, itching. If these effects persist or become severe, contact your doctor.
2. Liver problems; fatigue, nausea, vomiting, yellowing of skin or eyes, dark urine, pale stools. Stop taking Fluconazole and contact your doctor at once.

Other Precautions :
1. Before you take fluconazole, tell your doctor if you have a history of liver or kidney disease.
2. Certain medications can affect the action of Fluconazole, and Fluconazole can affect the action of other drugs.
3. Tell your doctor what prescription and nonprescription drugs you are taking, especially anticoagulants, cyclosporine, phenytoin, rifampin, and oral medication for diabetes.
4. Women who are pregnant or breast-feeding should inform their doctors.
5. Do not allow anyone else to take your medication.

Storage Conditions : Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of the reach of children. Store it at room temperature.

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