Diflucan review

Diflucan, which is generically prescribed as fluconazole, is commonly used to treat infections caused by a fungus. Fungal infections include infections in the mouth, lungs, bladder, skin, or any area of the body which can be invaded by fungus. Often Diflucan is used to prevent fungal infections in people with weakened immune systems.

Diflucan is not appropriate for everyone. A thorough medical history should be assessed prior to prescribing this medication. Patients with a medical history which includes Long QY Syndrome, liver disease, kidney disease, allergies to medication such as clortrimazole, econazole, sertsconazole, sulconizole, terconazole, tioconazole, or voriconazole or heart rhythm disorder may not be able to take Diflucan or may require careful monitoring while undergoing drug therapy with this medication, depending on the condition and the severity of the condition. The American Food and Drug Administration rated Diflucan as a pregnancy risk category C. Diflucan may cause harm of birth defects in unborn babies. This medication is also likely to pass into the mother’s breast milk and affect a nursing baby. The prescribing physician should avoid prescribing Diflucan to women who are pregnant, nursing, or have a high likelihood of becoming pregnant.

There is a risk of side effects associated with Diflucan, some of which are severe. A patient who is experiencing a serious side effect or an allergic reaction should seek immediate emergency medical attention. An allergic reaction will present with side effects such as facial swelling, including swelling of the lips, mouth, throat, or tongue, hives, and difficulty breathing. Other serious side effects which require immediate emergency medical attention include symptoms such as severe blistering or peeling skin rash, jaundice, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay colored stools, fevers, body aches, chills, flu symptoms, easy bruising, unusual bleeding, weakness, or seizures or convulsions.

Less serious side effects typically do not require emergency medical attention but should be reported to the prescribing physician. Patients should be encouraged to report all side effects. Less serious side effects include symptoms such as unusual or upleasant taste, mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, dizziness, skin rash, or itching. Less serious side effects can often be reduced to a tolerable level by reducing the dosage of Diflucan.

Diflucan should be taken exactly as it has been prescribed by the physician. If the patient misses a dose, the dose should be taken as soon as it is remembered. However, if it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, the missed dose should be skipped to avoid the potential for an overdose. The patient should never take a double dose of this medication. If an overdose is suspected, the patient should seek immediate emergency medical attention. An overdose will present with symptoms such as confusion, unusual thoughts, or unusual behaviors.

There is a potential risk of negative drug interactions associated with Diflucan. A thorough medical history should be understood prior to prescribing this medication. Patients should be urged to inquire with the prescribing physician before taking any new medications, including over the counter medications and herbal remedies. Medications with a known negative drug interactions with Diflucan include cyclosporine, oral diabetes medications, blood thinners, astemizole, sedatives, seizure medications, acrolimus, or theophylline. Patients should not take Diflucan if they are already taking cisapride or terfenadine.

Diflucan has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of diflucan

• Molecular formula of diflucan is C13H12F2N6O
• Chemical IUPAC Name is 2-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-1,3-bis(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)propan-2-ol
• Molecular weight is 306.271 g/mol
Diflucan available : 10mg/ml suspension 35ml bottle, 40mg/ml suspension 35ml bottle, 50mg tablets, 100mg tablets, 150mg tablets, 200mg tablets

Generic name: Fluconazole

Brand name(s): Biocanol, Biozolene, Elazor, Flucazol, Flucostat, Flukezol, Flunizol, Flusol, Pritenzol, Triflucan

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