Fluconazole

Drug Status in USA : Approved
Drug Status in Canada : Approved

pronunciation

pronounced as (floo kon' na zole)

Why is this medication prescribed?

Fluconazole is used to treat fungal infections, including yeast infections of the vagina, mouth, throat, esophagus (tube leading from the mouth to the stomach), abdomen (area between the chest and waist), lungs, blood, and other organs. Fluconazole is also used to treat meningitis (infection of the membranes covering the brain and spine) caused by fungus. Fluconazole is also used to prevent yeast infections in patients who are likely to become infected because they are being treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy before a bone marrow transplant (replacement of unhealthy spongy tissue inside the bones with healthy tissue). Fluconazole is in a class of antifungals called triazoles. It works by slowing the growth of fungi that cause infection.


How should this medicine be used?

Fluconazole comes as a tablet and a suspension (liquid) to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day, with or without food. You may need to take only one dose of fluconazole, or you may need to take fluconazole for several weeks or longer. The length of your treatment depends on your condition and on how well you respond to fluconazole. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take fluconazole exactly as directed. Do not take more or less of it or take it more often than prescribed by your doctor.

Your doctor may tell you to take a double dose of fluconazole on the first day of your treatment. Follow these directions carefully.

Shake the liquid well before each use to mix the medication evenly.

You should begin to feel better during the first few days of treatment with fluconazole. If your symptoms do not improve or get worse, call your doctor.

Continue to take fluconazole until your doctor tells you that you should stop, even if you feel better. Do not stop taking fluconazole without talking to your doctor. If you stop taking fluconazole too soon, your infection may come back after a short time.

Ask your pharmacist or doctor for a copy of the manufacturer's information for the patient.


What are the precautions to be followed?

Before taking fluconazole,
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to fluconazole, other antifungal medications such as itraconazole (Sporanox), ketoconazole (Nizoral), posaconazole (Noxafil), or voriconazole (Vfend), any other medications, or any of the ingredients in fluconazole tablets or suspension. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
  • tell your doctor if you are taking astemizole (Hismanal) (not available in the US), cisapride (Propulsid) (not available in the US), erythromycin (E.E.S., E-Mycin, Erythrocin); pimozide (Orap), quinidine (Quinidex), or terfenadine (Seldane) (not available in the US). Your doctor will probably tell you not to take fluconazole if you are taking any of these medications.
  • tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking, or plan to take. Also you should tell your doctor you have taken fluconazole before starting to take any new medications within 7 days of receiving fluconazole. Be sure to mention any of the following: amitriptyline; amphotericin B (Abelcet, AmBisome, Amphotec, Fungizone); anticoagulants ('blood thinners') such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven); benzodiazepines such as midazolam (Versed); calcium channel blockers such as amlodipine (Norvasc, in Caduet, in Lotrel), felodipine (Plendil, in Lexxel), isradipine (DynaCirc), and nifedipine (Adalat, Procardia); carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Epitol, Tegretol); celecoxib (Celebrex); cholesterol-lowering medications (statins) such as atorvastatin (Lipitor, in Caduet), fluvastatin (Lescol), and simvastatin (Zocor, in Simcor, in Vytorin); clopidogrel (Plavix); cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan); cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune); diuretics ('water pills') such as hydrochlorothiazide (HydroDIURIL, Microzide); fentanyl (Actiq, Duragesic, Fentora, Sublimaze); isoniazid (INH, Nydrazid); losartan (Cozaar, in Hyzaar); methadone (Methadose); nevirapine (Viramune); nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) and naproxen (Aleve, Anaprox, Naprelan); oral contraceptives (birth control pills); oral medication for diabetes such as glipizide (Glucotrol), glyburide (Diabeta, Micronase, Glycron, others), and tolbutamide (Orinase); nortriptyline (Pamelor); phenytoin (Dilantin, Phenytek); prednisone (Sterapred); rifabutin (Mycobutin); rifampin (Rifadin, Rimactane, in Rifamate, in Rifater); saquinavir (Invirase); sirolimus (Rapamune); tacrolimus (Prograf); theophylline (Elixophyllin, Theo-24, Uniphyl, others); tofacitinib (Xeljanz); triazolam (Halcion); valproic acid (Depakene, Depakote); vinblastine; vincristine; vitamin A; voriconazole (Vfend); and zidovudine (Retrovir). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects. Many other medications may also interact with fluconazole, so be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking, even those that do not appear on this list.
  • tell your doctor if you have or have ever had cancer; acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS); an irregular heartbeat; a low level of calcium, sodium, magnesium, or potassium in your blood; rare, inherited conditions where the body is not able to tolerate lactose or sucrose;or heart, kidney, or liver disease.
  • tell your doctor if you are pregnant, especially if you are in the first 3 months of your pregnancy, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking fluconazole, call your doctor. Fluconazole may harm the fetus.
  • if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking fluconazole.
  • you should know that fluconazole may make you dizzy or cause seizures. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how this medication affects you.

What are possible side effects of this medication ?

Fluconazole may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • diarrhea
  • stomach pain
  • heartburn
  • change in ability to taste food
Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately or get emergency treatment:
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • extreme tiredness
  • unusual bruising or bleeding
  • lack of energy
  • loss of appetite
  • pain in the upper right part of the stomach
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • flu-like symptoms
  • dark urine
  • pale stools
  • seizures
  • rash
  • blistering or peeling skin
  • hives
  • itching
  • swelling of the face, throat, tongue, lips, eyes, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
  • difficulty breathing or swallowing

Fluconazole may cause other side effects. Call your doctor if you have any unusual problems while taking this medication.


How to store the medication and dispose it of after its use later?

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed. Throw away any unused liquid medication after 14 days. Talk to your pharmacist about the proper disposal of your medication.


Drug Category/Class

  • 14-alpha Demethylase Inhibitors
  • Antibacterials for Systemic Use
  • Imidazole and Triazole Derivatives
  • Triazole Derivatives
  • Cytochrome P-450 CYP2C9 Inhibitors
  • Cytochrome P-450 CYP2C9 Inducers
  • Cytochrome P-450 CYP2C19 Inducers
  • CYP3A4 Inhibitors
  • Combined Inhibitors of CYP3A4 and P-glycoprotein
  • Antifungal Agents
  • Antiinfectives for Systemic Use
  • Dermatologicals
  • Antifungals for Topic
Prescribed For the treatment of fungal infections.
Weight :306.2708
Structure Fluconazole
Generic Drug Fluconazole prescribed For the treatment of fungal infections.
Formula

C13H12F2N6O

Fluconazole has 574 Brands listed


AB Can (150 mg)Acroflu (150 mg)
Adcon (150 mg)Adecon (150 mg)
Adflucon (150 mg)Adifung (150 mg)
Adocon (10 mg)AF (400 mg)
AF (50 mg)AF DT (150 mg)
Afuza (150 mg)Aglocon (150 mg)
Alfa Tab (150 mg)Alflu (150 mg)
Alflucoz (100 mg)Alflucoz (150 mg)
Alflucoz (200 mg)Alflucoz (50 mg)
Alfucon (150 mg)Alfucon tab (150 mg)
Alicon (150 mg)Alicon (Eye)
Alucon (150 mg)Ancon (150 mg)
Anti F (150 mg)Anti Fung (150 mg)
Antican O (150 mg)Antif (150 mg)
Antif (200 mg)Antif (50 mg)
Antispore (150 mg)Antizole (150 mg)
Antol (150 mg)Aviflu (150 mg)
Axiflu (150 mg)B Con (200 mg)
Bardflu (150 mg)Becan (150 mg)
Becet (150 mg)Bekamez (150 mg)
Biocan (150 mg)Bisflu (150 mg)
Can-Dizole (150 mg)Cancap (150 mg)
Cancap (50 mg)Candi (150 mg)
Candigyl (150 mg)Candil (150 mg)
Candil DT (50 mg)Candizole (150 mg)
Candy (150 mg)Caniflu (150 mg)
Canika (150 mg)Cansis (150 mg)
Cantin (150 mg)Cantiz (150 mg)
Cantras (150 mg)Canzel (150 mg)
Canzol (150 mg)Cazole (150 mg)
Cazole tab (150 mg)Cimcan (150 mg)
Clavizole (E E)Clozole (150 mg)
Clozole Gel (15 gm)Colvin (150 mg)
con (150 mg)Con (200 mg)
Con F (150 mg)Cona (150 mg)
Conaz (150 mg)Conazol (150 mg)
Concize (150 mg)Concize (50 mg)
Conflu (150 mg)Conflu (200 mg)
Conflu (Eye) (3 ml)Consize (50 mg)
Conteez (150 mg)Convizole (150 mg)
Cony (150 mg)Conz (150 mg)
Cyflu (150 mg)D Flucare (150 mg)
Decovax (150 mg)Dekan (150 mg)
Depxit (150 mg)Dermazole (150 mg)
Dermus (150 mg)Docon (150 mg)
E Flu (150 mg)E Fluke (150 mg)
EF Z (150 mg)Eflzon (150 mg)
Eflzon (200 mg)Endida (150 mg)
Etozole (150 mg)Excan (150 mg)
F 150 (150 mg)F Con (150 mg)
F Con (50 mg)F Cona (150 mg)
F One (150 mg)F Zol (150 mg)
F Zole (150 mg)Fabizol (150 mg)
Fabizol (400 mg)Fabizol (Skin) (75 gm)
FanFanna (150 mg)
Fantizole (150 mg)Fantizole (200 mg)
Fantizole (50 mg)Fantizole Cap (150 mg)
Fantizole Cap (200 mg)Fantizole Cap (50 mg)
Fasicon (150 mg)Fasicon Caps (150 mg)
Fcan (150 mg)Fcan (50 mg)
FCL (150 mg)FCN (150 mg)
FCN (200 mg)FCN Tab (150 mg)
FCZ (150 mg)FCZ (150 mg) (Austro Labs)
Fedil (150 mg)Ferizole (150 mg)
FHL (150 mg)Finolol (Skin) (75 gm)
Fiscon (150 mg)Fitcan (150 mg)
Fixit (150 mg)Fiz (150 mg)
FL 150 (150 mg)Flarid (150 mg)
Flatzole (150 mg)Flec (150 mg)
Flecon (150 mg)Flik (150 mg)
Flika (150 mg)Flocoruth (150 mg)
Floret (150 mg)Floret (50 mg)
Flori (150 mg)Floz (150 mg)
Flozol (150 mg)Flu (150 mg)
Flu (150 mg) (Adison Labs)Flu (150 mg) (MIG Healthcare)
Flu Z (150 mg)Flu Z (50 mg)
Fluact (150 mg)Flubar (150 mg)
Flubest (150 mg)Flubest (150 mg) (Neccare)
Flubit (150 mg)Flubozole 150
Flubzole 150Flucalup (150 mg)
Flucalup (50 mg)Flucan (100 mg)
Flucan (150 mg)Flucan (150 mg) (Suzikem)
Flucan (200 mg)Flucan (50 mg)
Flucan Kid (50 mg)Flucare (150 mg)
Flucaz (150 mg)Flucaz (200 mg)
Flucess (150 mg)Flucet (150 mg)
Flucet (50 mg)Flucid (150 mg)
Flucide (150 mg)Flucimax (150 mg)
Flucint (150 mg)Fluco (150 mg)
Fluco (150 mg)Fluco (150 mg) (Eden Healthcare)
Fluco (150 mg) (Udik Pharma)Fluco C (150 mg)
Fluco J (150 mg)Flucoat (150 mg)
Flucohex (150 mg)Flucol (150 mg)
Flucolab (150 mg)Flucole (50 mg)
Flucom (150 mg)Flucom (50 mg)
Flucomet (Eye) (5 ml)Flucon (150 mg)
Flucon (150 mg)Flucona (150 mg)
Fluconamin (150 mg)Fluconazole (150 mg)
Fluconazole (150 mg) (Morepen)Fluconazole 150 mg (Jan Aushadhi)
Fluconex (150 mg)Fluconex (50 mg)
Fluconid (150 mg)Fluconil (150 mg)
Flucor (150 mg)Flucorax (150 mg)
Flucos (150 mg)Flucos (200 mg)
Flucos (75 gm)Flucos (Skin) (15 gm)
Flucos DT (50 mg)Flucoside (150 mg)
Flucoside (200 mg)Flucostan (150 mg)
Flucosun (150 mg)Flucosyn DT (50 mg)
Flucot (150 mg)Flucot DT (50 mg)
Flucotar (150 mg)Flucotrap (150 mg)
Flucovar (150 mg)Flucozane (150 mg)
Flucozed (150 mg)Flucur (150 mg)
FlucymFludar (150 mg)
FludaviFluderm (150 mg)
Fludia (150 mg)Fluent (150 mg)
Flufung (50 mg)Flugen (150 mg)
Fluier (150 mg)Fluk (150 mg)
Fluk (150 mg) (Wintech)Fluka (100 ml)
Fluka (150 mg)Flukel (150 mg)
Flukonazole (150 mg)Flum (150 mg)
Flumak (150 mg)Flumarc (150 mg)
Flumax (150 mg)Flumax (150 mg) (Capri Pharma)
Flumed (100 mg)Flumed (150 mg)
Flumed (50 mg)Flumex (150 mg)
Flumicon (150 mg)Flumide (Eye)
Fluna (150 mg)Fluna (150 mg) (Serve Pharma)
Flunac (150 mg)Flunaz (150 mg)
Flunec (150 mg)Fluneon (100 mg)
Fluneon (100 ml)Fluneon (150 mg)
Fluneon (50 mg)Flung (150 mg)
Flungi (150 mg)Flunid (150 mg)
Flunif (150 mg)Flunova (150 mg)
Flunova (200 mg)Flunova (Eye)
Flunova 150Flunova DT (50 mg)
Fluoc (150 mg)Fluocod (150 mg)
Fluol (150 mg)Flupax (150 mg)
Fluplas (150 mg)Fluri (150 mg)
FluritFlurol (150 mg)
Fluscas (150 mg)Flusi (150 mg)
Fluson (150 mg)Flusort (150 mg)
Flusta (150 mg)Flustan (150 mg)
Flustan (200 mg)Flustar (150 mg)
Flustate (150 mg)Flusun (150 mg)
Flusys (150 mg)Flusys (50 mg)
Flusyst (150 mg)Flut (150 mg)
Flutal (150 mg)Flutaur (150 mg)
Flutaur (Eye)Flutec (150 mg)
Flutek (150 mg)Flutek (150 mg) (Zetek)
Flutel (150 mg)Flutican (150 mg)
Flutican (200 mg)Flutican DT (50 mg)
Flutil (150 mg)Flutis (150 mg)
Flutiz (150 mg)Flutrox (150 mg)
Flutrox (50 mg)Flutrox DT (50 mg)
Fluvate (150 mg)Flux (150 mg)
Fluz (150 mg)Fluza (150 mg)
Fluza (150 mg) (Frank Medilink)Fluzed (150 mg)
Fluzide (100 mg)Fluzide (150 mg)
Fluzide (200 mg)Fluzide DT (50 mg)
Fluzo (150 mg)Fluzo DT (50 mg)
Fluzol (150 mg)Fluzole (150 mg) (Intra Lab)
Fluzole (150 mg) (Radicura)Fluzon (100 mg)
Fluzon (150 mg)Fluzon (200 mg)
Fluzon (50 mg)Flyzed (150 mg)
FN 150 (150 mg)Foflu (150 mg)
Fole (100 mg)Fole (150 mg)
Fole (150 mg) (Unison Pharma)Foozy (150 mg)
Forazen (150 mg)Forcan (100 ml)
Forcan (150 mg)Forcan (200 mg)
Forcan Cap (150 mg)Forcan Cap (200 mg)
Forcan Cap (50 mg)Forcan DT (100 mg)
Forcan DT (50 mg)Fortab (150 mg)
Fortab (200 mg)Fortab DT (50 mg)
Freek (150 mg)Frezole (150 mg)
Fucan (150 mg)Fucon (150 mg)
Fucon (200 mg)Ful (150 mg)
Ful (200 mg)Fulmar (150 mg)
Fumycin (150 mg)Fundid (150 mg)
Fung (150 mg)Fungal F (150 mg)
Fungal F (200 mg)Fungal F (50 mg)
Fungard (50 mg)Fungazol (150 mg)
Fungcure (150 mg)Fungi X (150 mg)
Fungiban (150 mg)Fungiban (200 mg)
Fungiban (50 mg)Fungiban DT (50 mg)
Fungibid (150 mg)Fungicare (150 mg)
Fungicare (150 mg) (Lancer HC)Fungicare (50 mg)
Fungicon (150 mg)Fungicon (50 mg)
Fungicon (Eye) (5 ml)Fungid (150 mg)
Fungid (50 mg)Fungiker (150 mg)
Fungikil (150 mg)Fungin (150 mg)
Fungin (50 mg)Fungina (150 mg)
Funginazole (150 mg)Funginil (150 mg)
Fungipar (150 mg)Fungis (150 mg)
Fungistat (150 mg)Fungitin (150 mg)
Fungno (150 mg)Fungo (150 mg)
Fungout (150 mg)Fungoz (150 mg)
Funiz (150 mg)Funmax (150 mg)
Funmax (50 mg)Funnie DT (50 mg)
Funo (150 mg)Funspor (150 mg)
Funtin (150 mg)Fusicon (150 mg)
Fusys (150 mg)Fusys (200 mg)
Fusys DT (50 mg)Futiza (150 mg)
Futiza (50 mg)Fuzol (150 mg)
Fuzol Tab (150 mg)Fuzy
FY (150 mg)FZ (150 mg)
FZ 3 (5 ml)FZT (150 mg)
Geoflu (150 mg)Gflu (150 mg)
Glenflu (150 mg)Gocan (150 mg)
Gusnil (150 mg)Gynar (150 mg)
HflucHIF (150 mg)
HS 150 (150 mg)Jucan (150 mg)
Kairflu (150 mg)Kapifung
Kendruf (150 mg)Kit 150 (150 mg)
Kon (150 mg)Kondi (150 mg)
Kozole (150 mg)Leecon (150 mg)
Linican (150 mg)Locan (150 mg)
Lodo (150 mg)Lodo (50 mg)
Logican (150 mg)Logican (200 mg)
Logican (50 mg)Lozic (150 mg)
Lucokan (150 mg)Lucon (150 mg)
Lucoz (150 mg)Lufo
Luzo (150 mg)Lynzole
M Fluk (150 mg)Magzol (150 mg)
Manilin (150 mg)Mcstat (150 mg)
Mecon (150 mg)Mecon (150 mg) (Mecado)
Megzol (150 mg)Menih (150 mg)
Mucon (150 mg)Mucon Gel (45 ml)
Myconorm F (150 mg)Mycoram (150 mg)
Mycorest (150 mg)Mycorest (200 mg)
Mycorest (50 mg)Mycorid (150 mg)
Myzole (150 mg)Nazole F (150 mg)
Nbozole (150 mg)Neocan (150 mg)
Neocon (150 mg)Newcan (150 mg)
NidzoleNifox (150 mg)
Nipcan (150 mg)Nipcan (200 mg)
Nipcan (50 mg)Nitican (150 mg)
Nix (150 mg)No Fung (150 mg)
Nucan (150 mg)Nucon (150 mg)
Nuconazole (150 mg)Nuflucon (150 mg)
Nuforce (150 mg)Nuforce (200 mg)
Nuforce DT (50 mg)Ocan (150 mg)
Odicon (150 mg)OneCan (150 mg)
OneCan (200 mg)OneCan (50 mg)
Oniza (150 mg)Onse (150 mg)
Optican (E E) (10 ml)Orocan (150 mg)
Osofung (150 mg)Oxyzole (150 mg)
Ozus (150 mg)Ozus (50 mg)
P Flucon (150 mg)Pancozole (200 mg)
PludoPracan (150 mg)
Pycon (150 mg)Q Can (150 mg)
Q Can (200 mg)Q Can (50 mg)
Rascon (150 mg)Raulon (150 mg)
Recon (150 mg)Ri Zole (150 mg)
Rockon 150Roflucan (150 mg)
RoxzolRutuflu (150 mg)
Rycan (150 mg)SAF F (150 mg)
Sancan (150 mg)Sanflu
Scan (150 mg)Sflu (150 mg)
Shekit F (150 mg)Sovicon (150 mg)
Sozican (150 mg)Stanflu (150 mg)
Stofun (100 ml)Stofun (150 mg)
Surfaz O (150 mg)Syfun (150 mg)
Symcon (150 mg)Syscan (100 mg)
Syscan (100 ml)Syscan (150 mg)
Syscan (200 mg)Syscan (50 mg)
Syscan (Eye) (5 ml)Tiscon (150 mg)
Topcan (150 mg)Triban F (150 mg)
Triben F (150 mg)Tribis F (150 mg)
Trican (150 mg)Tricon (150 mg)
Trinazole (150 mg)Trucand (150 mg)
Trucand (50 mg)Tycona (150 mg)
U Zole (150 mg)Ucan 150
Ucozol (150 mg)Udzole (150 mg)
Ufluti (150 mg)Ufluti (200 mg)
Ultican (150 mg)Ultican (200 mg)
Ultican (50 mg)Upcan (150 mg)
V Can (150 mg)Vanflu (150 mg)
Venzol (150 mg)Vinfem (150 mg)
Von F (150 mg)Welcon (150 mg)
Wocona (150 mg)Wycon (150 mg)
Wyon (150 mg)Yewcan
Zecon (150 mg)Zecon Cap (150 mg)
Zefun (150 mg)Zefung (150 mg)
Zocol (150 mg)Zocol (50 mg)
Zocon (100 mg)Zocon (150 mg)
Zocon (200 mg)Zocon (400 mg)
Zocon (Eye) (5 ml)Zocon DT (50 mg)
Zocon Dusting Powd (Skin) (75 gm)Zocon Transgel (Skin) (15 gm)
Zol (150 mg)Zomav (150 mg)

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