Diflucan is a common name of Fluconazole, is an anti-fungal drug designed for the cure or treatment of the both systemic & superficial fungal diseases in a kind of tissue. Fluconazole is used for a various types of fungal infections and it includes candidiasis, blastomycosis, cocccidiodomycosis, cryptococcosis, histoplasmosis, dermatophytosis and pityriasis versicolor. It may be also used to inhibit candidiasis in those who are at serious threat like low birth weight babies, organ transplantaion and those who have low blood neutrophil counts. Fluconazole may be given either by oral or by injecting into the vein.
It was primarily approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1990. Fluconazole is an azole anti-fungal group, Ketoconazole and itracozole is the similar drug as fluconazole family. It has many benefits relative to the other anti-fungal drugs containing oral administration. The undesirable effect profile of this drug is minimal.
Generic Name of Fluconazole: Diflucan
Some Brand Name of Fluconazole : Trican (Pfizer), Zoltec (Pfizer), Fluzor (Collins), Flunazol (Sintofarma), Fluconazole, Diflucan etc.
It is prescribed for candidiasis, meningitis, pneumonia and various fungal diseases of the mouth, urinary tract & abdomen of the body.
Commonly observed side effects- It includes mild side effects that usually resolve within a few days to weeks.
- Abdominal pain
Severe side effects- The signs that require immediate consultation from your practitioner include
- Dark colored urine
- Light-colored stools
- Rashes, severe itching, and flaking on the skin
- Irregular heart rate
How to use Fluconazole?
It is accessible either in a tablet or a suspension form for treating fungal infections. Doses vary depending on the type of various fungal diseases or infections in preterm infants, neonates, children and adults.
Dose in children: 1-12 mg/kg/day
Adults: 100-400 mg/kg/day
The dosages may differ depending on the infections being treated.
- Don’t take a chance with your health along with self-medication. Regularly take a physician’s advice.
- Don’t terminate the prescribed medication by your suddenly.
- Until the physician prescribes, do not break your medicine’s schedule.
- If you skip a dose, take it the following day simultaneously. Never to give an additional dose to make counterbalance for forgotten that.
- Store the medicines at room temperature and away from the sunlight and moisture.