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Fluconazole Topical



Fluconazole topical is used to treat fungal infections of eyes and skin such as ringworm (a round, red or silvery patch of skin that may be scaly, inflamed and itchy) and psoriasis (red, itchy, scaly patches on skin).

How it works

Fluconazole belongs to a class of medications called as antifungals. It works by inhibiting the growth of fungi, thereby preventing the infection.

Common side effects

Application site burning, Application site itching, Dry skin, Headache, Skin cracking, Skin irritation, Skin rash


Expert advice

  • Remove contact lenses before instilling eye drops.
  • Avoid contact of fluconazole gel with mucous membrane and broken or damaged area of the skin.
  • Seek immediate medical attention in case if you experience difficulty in breathing or swallowing, swelling, chest tightness, skin rashes, and hives while using fluconazole topical. 
  • Inform your doctor immediately if skin problem worsens or does not improve. 
  • To avoid relapse, continue use of fluconazole topical even if symptoms begin to clear up.
  • Do not drive or use any machinery after using fluconazole eye drops as it may blurr the vision.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breastfeeding. 
  • Do not use if you are allergic to fluconazole or any of its ingredients. 

Frequently asked questions

Fluconazole Topical

Q. Is fluconazole a steroid?
No, fluconazole is not a steroid. It belongs to bis-triazole class of antifungal agents.
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 30 September, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)