About Fluconazole 150mg Capsules
|Medication Name||Fluconazole 150 mg capsules, hard|
|Used to treat||Fungal infections|
|Common side effects||Headache
|Who is this medication suitable for||Adults
Children over 12 years
|Do you need a prescription for it?||Yes|
|How should it be used?||Swallow the capsule whole with a glass of
|Patient Information Leaflet||Fluconazole 150mg Capsules Patient Information Leaflet|
What is Fluconazole used for?
Fluconazole 150mg capsules are used for the treatment of fungal infections. It is used as a single dose medication for treating vaginal and penile thrush. Thrush can affect men and women and occur in different areas of the body, including your mouth and genitals.
How to take Fluconazole 150mg capsules
Swallow the capsule whole with a glass of water.
Fluconazole 150mg Capsules can also be used alongside other thrush treatments such as creams and pessaries.
Fluconazole 150mg Capsules Warnings & Precautions
Keep out of the SIGHT and REACH of children.
Before taking Fluconazole 150mg Capsules to treat thrush, you should see your doctor if:
- you are unsure about the cause of your symptoms
- you have had thrush more than twice in the last six months
- you or your partner have ever been exposed to a sexually transmitted disease
- you are taking any medicine other than the contraceptive pill
- you are aged under 16 or over 60 years
- you have had any disease or illness affecting the liver or kidneys, or have had any unexplained jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes)
- you suffer from heart disease, including heart rhythm problems
- you suffer from any other chronic disease or illness
- you develop signs of ‘adrenal insufficiency’ where the adrenal glands do not produce adequate amounts of certain steroid hormones such as cortisol (chronic, or long lasting fatigue, muscle weakness, loss of appetite, weight loss, abdominal pain)
If you are a woman, before treating thrush with Fluconazole, you should speak to your doctor if…
- you are pregnant, suspect you might be pregnant or are breast-feeding.
- you have any abnormal or irregular vaginal bleeding or a blood stained discharge.
- you have vulval or vaginal sores, ulcers or blisters.
- you are experiencing lower abdominal pain or burning on passing urine.
If you are a man, before treating thrush with Fluconazole, you should speak to your doctor if…
- your sexual partner does not have vaginal thrush.
- you have penile sores, ulcers or blisters.
- you have an abnormal penile discharge (leakage).
- your penis has started to smell.
- you have pain on passing urine.
Do not take Fluconazole 150mg Capsule if you:
- are allergic (hypersensitive) to fluconazole, or another drug from the same group of antifungal drugs (i.e. imidazoles), or any of the other ingredients of Fluconazole 150mg Capsule (See leaflet)
- are taking another drug called terfenadine or astemizole (antihistamines), cisapride (a drug used to treat acid reflux, indigestion or decreased gastric motility), pimozide (a psychiatric medicine) or quinidine (for heart disease) or erythromycin (an antibiotic for treating infections).
- suffer from porphyria
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