DIFLUCAN 150MG CAP
- Medicine Overview
Fluconazole is used to treat vaginal yeast infections. It works by stopping the growth of common types of vaginal yeast (fungus). This medication belongs to a class of drugs called azole antifungals.
Nausea diarrhea stomach pain headache or dizziness may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
If your doctor has directed you to use this product remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using the product do not have serious side effects.
Get medical help right away if any of these rare but serious side effects occur: fast/irregular heartbeat severe dizziness fainting.
This drug may rarely cause serious liver disease. Get medical help right away if you develop any signs of liver disease including: severe stomach/abdominal pain persistent nausea/vomiting yellowing eyes/skin dark urine unusual tiredness.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction including: fever swollen lymph nodes rash itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat) severe dizziness trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Before taking fluconazole tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other azole antifungal drugs (such as ketoconazole itraconazole); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history especially of: liver disease kidney disease.
Fluconazole may cause a condition that affects the heart rhythm (QT prolongation). QT prolongation can rarely cause serious (rarely fatal) fast/irregular heartbeat and other symptoms (such as severe dizziness fainting) that need medical attention right away.
The risk of QT prolongation may be increased if you have certain medical conditions or are taking other drugs that may cause QT prolongation. Before using fluconazole tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the drugs you take and if you have any of the following conditions: certain heart problems (heart failure slow heartbeat QT prolongation in the EKG) family history of certain heart problems (QT prolongation in the EKG sudden cardiac death).
Low levels of potassium or magnesium in the blood may also increase your risk of QT prolongation. This risk may increase if you use certain drugs (such as diuretics/"water pills") or if you have conditions such as severe sweating diarrhea or vomiting. Talk to your doctor about using fluconazole safely.
Although uncommon this drug may make you dizzy. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy. Do not drive use machinery or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Limit alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis).
Before having surgery tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs nonprescription drugs and herbal products).
Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug especially QT prolongation (see above).
During pregnancy this medication should be used only when clearly needed. It may harm an unborn baby if taken during the first 3 months of pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor and ask if you should use a medication applied in or around the vagina instead.
Fluconazole passes into breast milk but is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.