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Fluconazole

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Uses

Fluconazole is used in the treatment of fungal infections

How it works

Fluconazole stops the growth of fungus by preventing them from making their protective covering.

Common side effects

Rash, Electrolyte imbalance, Headache, Blisters on skin, Dizziness, Convulsion, Facial swelling, Shortness of breath, Sleepiness, Yellow discoloration of eye, Vomiting, Weakness, Allergic reaction, Nausea, Dry mouth, Abdominal pain, Loss of appetite, Dyspepsia, Yellow discoloration of skin, Fatigue, Anorectal pain, Increased liver enzymes, Fever, Hypokalemic (decreased potassium level in blood) alkalosis, Itching, Influenza like symptoms, Bleeding, Diarrhoea, Heartburn, Decreased appetite, Dark colored urine, Skin rash, Altered taste, Urticaria, Decreased white blood cell count (neutrophils), Bruise, Flatulence, Constipation

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Expert advice

  • Do not start or continue fluconazole and consult your doctor, If you are pregnant, suspect you might be pregnant or are breast feeding.
  • do not start or continue fluconazole and consult your doctor, If you have penile sores, ulcers or blisters or if you have an abnormal penile discharge (leakage), if you have pain on passing urine or if your penis has started to smell (odor).
  • Consult your doctor if the symptoms have not been relieved within one week of taking fluconazole.
  • Do not take alcohol while you are having this medication.
  • If you're on birth control pills, Fluconazole can make them less effective. Consider using another method (condoms, diaphragms) along with the pills.

Frequently asked questions

Fluconazole

Q.

Are fluconazole/ Flucos 150/Zocon kit/ Forcan/Syscan150 safe?
Yes, fluconazole (also available Flucos 150/Zocon kit/ Forcan/Syscan150) is safe, if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.

Is fluconazole a steroid?
No, fluconazole is not a steroid. It belongs to bis-triazole class of antifungal agents

Q.

Can fluconazole be used for conditions such as UTI (urinary tract infections), BV (bacterial vaginosis), ring worms, bladder infections?
Fluconazole can be taken in fungal infections of the urinary tract, which themselves are rare. Fluconazole is not recommended in BV (bacterial vaginosis), ring worms and bladder infections

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Can fluconazole be taken with oral contraceptives or birth control pills?
Yes, fluconazole can be taken with contraceptives and birth control pills

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Can fluconazole be taken with drugs such as azithromycin and metronidazole?
Yes, fluconazole can be safely taken with azithromycin and metronidazole. A combination kit with agents of similar class is available for vaginal infections

Q.

Can fluconazole cause hair loss?
No, fluconazole does not cause hair loss. However, if you experience such side effects, please consult your doctor.


Content on this page was last updated on 14 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)