What is this medicine?
FLUCONAZOLE (floo KON na zole) is an antifungal medicine. It is used to treat certain kinds of fungal or yeast infections.
How should I use this medicine?
Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed. This medicine has been used in children as young as 6 months of age.
What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash or itching, hives, swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, or throat
feeling dizzy or faint
irregular heartbeat or chest pain
redness, blistering, peeling or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
unusual bruising or bleeding
yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
changes in how food tastes
stomach upset or nausea
What may interact with this medicine?
Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
certain medicines for irregular heart beat like dofetilide, dronedarone, quinidine
other medicines that prolong the QT interval (cause an abnormal heart rhythm)
This medicine may also interact with the following medications:
antiviral medicines for HIV or AIDS
birth control pills
certain antibiotics like rifabutin, rifampin
certain medicines for blood pressure like amlodipine, isradipine, felodipine, hydrochlorothiazide, losartan, nifedipine
certain medicines for cancer like cyclophosphamide, vinblastine, vincristine
certain medicines for cholesterol like atorvastatin, lovastatin, fluvastatin, simvastatin
certain medicines for depression, anxiety, or psychotic disturbances like amitriptyline, midazolam, nortriptyline, triazolam
certain medicines for diabetes like glipizide, glyburide, tolbutamide
certain medicines for pain like alfentanil, fentanyl, methadone
certain medicines for seizures like carbamazepine, phenytoin
certain medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like warfarin
medicines that lower your chance of fighting infection like cyclosporine, prednisone, tacrolimus
NSAIDS, medicines for pain and inflammation, like celecoxib, diclofenac, flurbiprofen, ibuprofen, meloxicam, naproxen
other medicines for fungal infections
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Where should I keep my medicine?
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature below 30 degrees C (86 degrees F). Throw away any medicine after the expiration date.
What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
history of irregular heart beat
an unusual or allergic reaction to fluconazole, other azole antifungals, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
What should I watch for while using this medicine?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checkups. If you are taking this medicine for a long time you may need blood work. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve. Some fungal infections need many weeks or months of treatment to cure.
Alcohol can increase possible damage to your liver. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
If you have a vaginal infection, do not have sex until you have finished your treatment. You can wear a sanitary napkin. Do not use tampons. Wear freshly washed cotton, not synthetic, panties.
July 17, 2018