fluconazole-150 (for vaginal candidiasis)
In this drug factsheet:DIN (Drug Identification Number)
|02141442 ||DIFLUCAN 150 - 150MG CAPSULE|
How does this medication work? What will it do for me?
Fluconazole 150 mg capsules are an antifungal medication used to treat vaginal yeast infections caused by the yeast known as Candida. It works by stopping the growth of Candida. It usually starts to work within one day, but it may take 3 days for your symptoms to improve and up to 7 days for your symptoms to disappear.
This medication may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of this medication may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.
Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.
Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.
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How should I use this medication?
The recommended dose of fluconazole for vaginal candidiasis (yeast) infections is a single 150 mg dose.
Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is very important that this medication be taken as suggested by your doctor or pharmacist.
Store this medication at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
What form(s) does this medication come in?
Each hard, white, gelatin capsule, marked with the Pfizer logo, contains fluconazole 150 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, lactose, magnesium stearate, maize starch, and sodium lauryl sulfate; capsule shell: gelatin and titanium dioxide.
Who should NOT take this medication?
Do not take this medication if you:
- are allergic to fluconazole or any ingredients of the medication
- are taking the medication cisapride
- are taking the medication terfenadine when fluconazole is taken in doses greater than 400 mg daily