Fluconazole 150 mg is a drug that functions as an antifungal, which means that it is used to treat and prevent systemic and/or superficial fungal infections. Fluconazole 150 mg is widely known all over the world under the brand names Trican (Pfizer) and Diflucan. Fluconazole 150 mg is actually considered to be one of most vital medications needed within a community, according to the World Health Organization.
Fluconazole 150 mg is typically intended for treating (and it is also used as a preventive cure) certain fungal infections. This medicine will be used in case other antifungal medications have failed to treat the fungal infection (e.g. onychomycosis, candidiasis, tinea pedis, tinea cruris, or tinea corporis) of a patient or if the patient cannot tolerate the bad side effects of a particular antifungal drug.
Fluconazole 150 mg is the first choice of medication for the following health issues: Coccidioidomycosis, Cryptococcosis, Auto-brewery syndrome and Histoplasmosis. Also, fluconazole 150 mg is very effective in treating health issues caused by the following agents: Coccidioides immitis, Candida spp., Blastomyces dermatitidis, Microsporum spp., Histoplasma capsulatum, and Trichophyton spp.
In some cases, there are people who are not eligible for taking fluconazole 150 mg. They are those who:
- Are currently taking medicines such as cisapride, pimozide, erythromycin and quinidine
- Are taking SSRIs like Zoloft or Prozac
- Have hypersensitivities or allergic reactions to other medicines like ketoconazole
Fluconazole 150 mg is also used for treating the condition vaginal yeast infections (caused by Candida yeast). You can take fluconazole 150 mg orally once per day, with or without food, and you can take it any time of the day, or ask your doctor for instructions. This medication typically works instantly, and you will feel better within just a day. However, it can take 3 up to 7 days for all your symptoms to improve and disappear. Continue reading “Fluconazole 150 mg for Treatment of Fungal Infections” »