Diflucan stops developing of the infectious processes related to the activity of Candida and reducing a chance of infecting of partner during sexual intercourse.
Diflucan has Fluconazole. This ingredient shows activity as to most popular types of molds and yeasts, dermatophytes and dimorphic fungi that can grow in the yeast and moldy forms. Diflucan gives good results in the treatment of thrush in women but this drug is also used in the treatment of other diseases:
- cryptococcal meningitis
- generalized candidiasis
- mucosal candidiasis
- chronic and recurrent urogenital/vaginal candidiasis
- fungal infections of the skin of various localization
The main symptoms of thrush are reduced in the first day of taking Diflucan (itching, burning, and others). It happens because Fluconazole is quickly absorbed into the blood plasma and penetrates into the site of the infection where fungi are active. Biochemical changes happen there during which fungi loss an ability to grow, and a spread of the infection slows down.
In what dose is Diflucan used?
Fungal infections may differ by the medical symptoms, and therefore a dose of Diflucan is individual, for every certain case.
To treat thrush (vaginal candidiasis), women are prescribed a tablet of Diflucan 150 mg. This is the optimal dose when a bad disease may be stopped in a day.
If mycosis of the skin and affection of the skin with candida, Diflucan 150 mg is used once per week, within 3-6 weeks.
The highest dose of Diflucan is prescribed in the treatment of Cryptococci infections: 200-400 mg once per day within 6-8 weeks.
Patients with AIDS should not reduce a daily dose. Diflucan does not influence on the protective functions of the body and does not inhibit the activity of the good microflora.
Children are prescribed an individual dose of Diflucan according to the scheme 3-12 mg per 1 kg of the body weight per day. A dose is prescribed by a qualified doctor having an experience of using Diflucan in pediatrics.
- a prescription of Diflucan is prohibited only in case of the intolerance of fluconazole, and also during the combined use with Terfenadine and Cisapride.
- Do not take Diflucan during pregnancy. Breast-feeding women may be prescribed the drug only if the breast-feeding is stopped for a while
- If severe impairments of liver, the use of Diflucan is not recommended. Inform your doctor about it before using this medicine
- Diflucan is not prescribed patients under 1 year old
The use of Diflucan is seldom accompanied by the side effects. The negative symptoms often appear during a long-term treatment or using Diflucan with other strong drugs. In these cases, a patient may have headache, muscle cramps, flatulence, nausea, skin itch, and rash.
The medical studies of Diflucan have given a good tolerance in most patients. In 97% of cases, none serious negative symptom was recorded.