Fluconazole (By mouth)
Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Belongs to a class of drugs called antifungals.
DiflucanThere may be other brand names for this medicine.
When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to fluconazole or to other antifungals. Do not use this medicine if you are using terfenadine (Seldane®) or cisapride (Propulsid®).
How to Use This Medicine:
- Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
- Shake the oral liquid well before using. Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
If a dose is missed:
- If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:
- Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Do not freeze the liquid medicine. Throw away any unused liquid medicine after 14 days.
- Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
- Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid:
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are using cyclosporine (Neoral®, Sandimmune®), phenytoin (Dilantin®), rifampin (Rifadin®), or a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin®). Tell your doctor if you are using cisapride (Propulsid®), Hismanal®, terfenadine (Seldane®), theophylline, or birth control pills. Make sure your doctor knows if you are using Mycobutin®, Prograf®, Versed®, or a diabetes medicine such as tolbutamide, glyburide, or glipizide.
Warnings While Using This Medicine:
- Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding, or if you have liver disease or kidney disease. Tell your doctor if you have diabetes, or problems with your heart.
- Your doctor will need to check your progress at regular visits while you are using this medicine. Be sure to keep all appointments.
Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:
Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
- Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, trouble breathing.
- Blistering, peeling, red skin rash.
- Dark-colored urine or pale stools.
- Dry mouth, increased thirst, muscle cramps.
- Nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, pain in your upper stomach.
- Swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet.
- Unusual bleeding, bruising, or weakness.
- Yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes.
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
- Headache or dizziness.
- Mild nausea or stomach pain.
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088
Last Updated: 1/4/2011
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