Diflucan Reviews and Diflucan Side Effects
Diflucan is an antifungal antibiotic. It is used to treat infections caused by a fungus that can invade your body through the mouth, throat, esophagus, lungs, bladder, genital area, and the blood. This drug is also known as fluconazole. This drug is usually used to treat people who have weak immune systems due to cancer treatments, bone marrow transplants, or diseases such as AIDS.
Before you take this drug, please inform your doctor if you have liver or kidney diseasse, a heart rhythm disorder, or a history of Long QT syndrome. If you have any of these condtions you may not be able to use Diflucan. This medication may also be harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant before your treatment. Diflucan may also pass into breast milk and be harmful to a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor that you are breast feeding.
Also give your doctor a list of the medications that you currently take. certain medications should not be taken with Diflucan or may need adjusting while being mixed. These medicines include hismanal, gengraf, sandimmune, neoral, oral diabetes medicines, mycobutin, sedatives such as valium, seizure medications, prograf or theophylline.
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to diflucan or to similar drugs such as lotrimin, spectazole, nizoral, monistat, ertaczo, exelderm, terazol, vagistat-1, or vfend. Also do not take this drug if you are taking propulsid or seldane.
Make sure that you take the medication as long as the prescribed time by the doctor. Your symptoms may get better before the infection is completely treated. Diflucan is unable to treat viral infections such as the flu or common cold. Also, make sure that you take this medicine exactly how it was prescribed for you. Do not take it in larger amounts or longer than recommended to you by your doctor. Follow the directions on the prescription label.
How your doctor prescribes the medication will depend on the infection that is being treated. For vaginal infections, you may only need to take one pill. For other infections, it may be necessary to take a double dose. Tell your doctor if your symptoms do not improve.
While taking Diflucan there are no food restrictions, unless your doctor tells you otherwise. You can eat, drink, and keep your normal activities of your daily life.
If your experience side effects or an allergic reaction to the Diflucan please seek emergency medical help. Some of the signs of allergy are hives, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or thoat, and difficulty breathing. Some signs of side effects are nausea, stomach pain, fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay colored stools, jaundice, chills, body aches, red skin rash, easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness or seizures. Less serious side effects may include mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, dizziness, unpleasant taste in your mouth or itchy skin. Talk to your doctor about the side effects that seem unusual or that are especially bothersome.
If you happen to miss a dose, take it as soon as your remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly schedulled time. Do not take any extra medicine. If you do happen to overdose, please seek medical attention. Symptoms of overdosage include confusion and unusual thoughts and behavior.
Remember to keep this medicine, and all other medicines that you maybe taking, out of the reach of children. Also never share your medicines with others, and use the medicine for the reason prescribed.