Generic Diflucan is a synthetic antifungal medicine which is used for treating various fungal infections. Fungal infection can affect areas such throat, gullet, mouth, lungs, genital region, bladder and blood. Generic Diflucan is often prescribed in esophageal and vaginal candidiasis. This antifungal medicine is useful in people with weak immune system who are frequently vulnerable to yeast infections.
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The active ingredient in Generic Diflucan is Fluconazole. It is chemically represented as 2-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-1,3-bis(1H-1,2,4-triazol-1-yl)propan-2-ol. The formula is C13H12F2N6O. The molecular mass is 306.271 g/mol. It comes in four strengths 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg and 200 mg. The inactive ingredients in the tablet are anhydrous dibasic calcium phosphate, micro-crystalline cellulose, polyvidone, croscarmellose natrium, Allura Red AC, octadecanoic acid and Aluminum Lake dye.
Fluconazole is an FDA-approved drug that acts and inhibits an enzyme known as lanosterol 14alpha-demethylase. Inhibition of this enzyme stops the conversion of lanosterol into ergosterol; thereby, ceasing the growth and accumulation of fungi. This is how Diflucan acts in eliminating signs and symptoms of fungal infection.
Follow your physician direction on how to take the drug
Do not use for more than the advised time period of the dosing
Generic Diflucan tablet is taken orally with food or an empty stomach
The dosage is usually based on the type of infection. Infections of the vagina are often treated with one pill of 150 mg
Your initial dosing may be doubled for other infections, consult your doctor and follow his/her directions
Take the medicine with glassful of water; do not crush, chew or break the tablet
Use Generic Diflucan for prescribed length of duration without skipping or missing the dose
Your signs and symptoms will improve during initial stages of treatment, but complete the course to eliminate the infection
Skipping the dose may increase the risk of developing antifungal resistance
Generic Diflucan antifungal medicine is ineffective in bacterial and viral infection such as common cold and flu
Keep the tablets at room temperature away from heat, and particularly away from children
Before using Diflucan, let your physician know if you suffer from conditions such as kidney damage, liver disease, arrhythmia or LQTS (Long QT syndrome)
Stay away from Generic Diflucan during pregnancy, if at all needed; consult the physician
Consult your doctor if you are breast-feeding as it may harm the baby
Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to similar medications
Overdosing with Diflucan can lead to adverse health problems
The treatment duration of diflucan generic depends on the type and severity of the fungal infection. For instance, in trichomoniasis, a woman may require only one dose of 150mg to suffice vaginal infection. Hence, the right person to explain you the exact duration of treatment is the healthcare professional. Therefore, it is recommended to use Generic Diflucan exactly as the number of days suggested by the doctor.
Probable Side Effects
Immediately, get in touch with the nearest medical practitioner if any of the aforementioned side effects persist.
Generic Diflucan is expected to act with other medicinal drugs such as Prednisolone (Steroid), Theophylline (Bronchodilator), Amitriptyline (antidepressants), Vitamin A, antihypertensive agents, Warfarin (blood thinner), Statin (cholesterol medicines), cancer and diabetic medications, etc. Therefore, it is highly recommended to ask the medical professional before using this synthetic antifungal medicine.
Oversensitivity to Fluconazole and other azole medications
End stage renal disease
Cirrhosis of liver
Treatment with erythromycin and cisapride
People with above-mentioned health issues are advisable not to use generic diflucan.