Diflucan (fluconazole) is an antifungal medication prescribed to treat Candida fungal infections of the mouth, vagina, esophagus, lungs, urinary tract, abdomen, and other organs.
What is the best medicine for the treatment of candidiasis?
The standard recommended dose for most Candida infections is fluconazole at 800 mg as the loading dose, followed by fluconazole at a dose of 400 mg/d either intravenously or orally for at least 2 weeks of therapy after a demonstrated negative blood culture result or clinical signs of improvement.
What antifungal medication kills Candida?
Treatments for superficial candidiasis are fluconazole, itraconazole, and ketoconazole . These are generally used for severe or chronic oral candidiasis and chronic mucocutaneous candidiasis. The daily doses used are ketoconazole 200 mg (400 mg in AIDS patients), itraconazole, and ketoconazole.
Can I get Candida medication over the counter?
You can buy suppository creams that kill the Candida fungus, including miconazole (Monistat) and clotrimazole (Gyne-Lotrimin), at your local pharmacy.
Why is fluconazole not suitable for over 60s?
Elderly patients are more easily colonized by pathogenic fungi and have an increased incidence of C. glabrata fungemia, which has higher mortality rates as well as higher rates of resistance to fluconazole, especially after exposure to the drug.
How fast does fluconazole work?
If you have vaginal thrush, balanitis or oral thrush, your symptoms should be better within 7 days of taking fluconazole. If you have a serious fungal infection, ask your doctor how long it will take for fluconazole to start to work. It may be 1 to 2 weeks before it reaches its full effect.
What should I avoid while taking fluconazole?
Common medications that may interact with fluconazole include: anticoagulants or antiplatelet agents (blood thinners), such as warfarin, clopidogrel, (may prolong bleeding time) biologics, such as acalabrutinib, bosutinib, or entrectinib. albuterol.