DRUGS & SUPPLEMENTS
Fluconazole is an antifungal drug from the group of triazole derivatives. Inhibits the synthesis of ergosterol disrupting the permeability of the cell wall. This medication is active against Candida, Microsporum, Cryptococcus neoformans, Trichophyton.
Fluconazole is well absorbed after oral administration. Simultaneous ingestion does not affect absorption. The bioavailability is 90%. Fluconazole is widely distributed in tissues and organs of the body. Its concentration in breast milk, joint fluid, saliva, sputum, vaginal secretions and peritoneal fluid are similar to those in blood plasma. The concentration in the cerebrospinal fluid is 50-90% of the level in blood plasma, regardless of the presence of inflammation of the meninges. In the stratum corneum, epidermis, dermis and sweat fluid concentrations reach values exceeding the concentration in blood plasma. T1/2 is 30 h. Fluconazole is excreted by the kidneys, 80% of the administered dose in an unmodified form.
Why is Fluconazole prescribed?
Cryptococcosis, systemic candidiasis, candidiasis of the mucous membranes, vaginal candidiasis, prevention of fungal infections in patients with lowered immunity (including AIDS patients). Fungal infections of skin, including athlete's foot, body, groin, pityriasis versicolor, onychomycosis. Deep endemic mycoses, including coccidioidomycosis, paracoccidioidomycosis, sporotrichosis and histoplasmosis in patients with normal immunity.
Dosage and administration
Dosing regimen of Fluconazole is individual. This medication is prescribed for oral and IV administration. Depending on the testimony of the daily dose is 50-400 mg, the multiplicity of application is 1 times / day. If impaired renal function the dose of Fluconazole should be reduced.
Fluconazole side effects, adverse reactions
Digestive system: nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, flatulence.
CNS: headache, dizziness.
Allergic reactions: skin rash, anaphylactic reactions.
Pregnancy, children up to age 1 year, increased sensitivity to Fluconazole and triazole compounds.
Using during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Fluconazole is contraindicated during pregnancy and lactation.
If necessary using this medication during lactation it should solve the issue of termination of breastfeeding. Category effects on the fetus by FDA - C.
Fluconazole should be used with caution in patients with severe impaired liver or kidney diseases.
Therapy can be started before the results of seeding and other laboratory tests. However, an anti-infective therapy should be corrected accordingly when the results of these studies will be known.
Fluconazole drug interactions
Simultaneous administration of Fluconazole with:
Fluconazole in case of emergency / overdose
Symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and seizures in severe cases.
Treatment: gastric lavage, forced diuresis, hemodialysis (three-hour dialysis reduces the plasma concentrations of approximately 50%), symptomatic therapy.
Fluconazole pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:
Active ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.
Fluconazole available forms, composition, doses:
Form of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.
Fluconazole destination | category:
Destination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.
Fluconazole Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:
A medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.
Fluconazole pharmaceutical companies:
Pharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.
Frequently asked QuestionsCan i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Fluconazole?
Depending on the reaction of the Fluconazole after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Fluconazole not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.Is Fluconazole addictive or habit forming?
Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.
Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.
Reviewsdrugs.com conducted a study on Fluconazole, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Fluconazole consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.
Visitor reported usefulNo survey data has been collected yet
Visitor reported side effectsNo survey data has been collected yet
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Two visitors reported frequency of useHow often in a day do you take the medicine?
Are you taking the Fluconazole drug as prescribed by the doctor?
Few medications can be taken Once in a day more than prescribed when the doctor's advice mentions the medicine can be taken according to frequency or severity of symptoms. Most times, be very careful and clear about the number of times you are taking the medication. The report of sdrugs.com website users about the frequency of taking the drug Fluconazole is mentioned below.
Two visitors reported dosesWhat is the dose of Fluconazole drug you are taking?
According to the survey conducted among sdrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 101-200mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
Two visitors reported time for resultsWhat is the time duration Fluconazole drug must be taken for it to be effective or for it to reduce the symptoms?
Most chronic conditions need at least some time so the dose and the drug action gets adjusted to the body to get the desired effect. The stastistics say sdrugs.com website users needed > 3 month to notice the result from using Fluconazole drug. The time needed to show improvement in health condition after using the medicine Fluconazole need not be same for all the users. It varies based on other factors.
Two visitors reported administrationThe drugs are administered in various routes, like oral or injection form. They are administered before food or after food. How are you taking Fluconazole drug, before food or after food?
Click here to find out how other users of our website are taking it. For any doubts or queries on how and when the medicine is administered, contact your health care provider immediately.
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The information was verified by Dr. Arunabha Ray, MD Pharmacology