Monthly Archives: March 2015

Fluconazole 150 mg for Treatment of Fungal Infections

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” »

Important Information about Azithromycin Tablets

Azithromycin tablets are typically the medicine of choice for people who have bacterial infections and are allergic to penicillin.  If you are prescribed to take azithromycin tablets to treat your bacterial infection, it is good to know some important information about these azithromycin tablets so that you are aware and understand what it does and what benefits (and side effects) it can provide.

When you are under a treatment course of azithromycin tablets, you have to complete the whole regimen unless you are told by your doctor to stop taking them.  The reason for this is that if you stop the medication halfway or the scheduled course of treatment is not yet over, there is a chance for the bacterial infection to recur and come back much worse.  In case you experience any side effects when taking azithromycin tablets, the most common ones are headache, diarrhea, and feeling unwell.

Before taking azithromycin tablets

There are some medications that are not suitable for patients who have certain medical conditions, and sometimes there are medicines that should only be used while being strictly monitored and observed by the doctor.  Because of these reasons, it is very important that your doctor be informed of the following information before you take azithromycin tablets:

  • If you may have an unusual heart rhythm
  • If you have myasthenia gravis
  • If you have any allergies to a medicine
  • If you are taking any other medicines
  • If you are pregnant or breast feeding
  • If you have any problems with your kidneys or liver

How to take azithromycin tablets

Prior to taking azithromycin tablets, it is wise to read the manufacturer’s leaflet that you can usually find inside the box or pack. The leaflet shall give you detailed information about azithromycin tablets and from there, you will find out the potential side effects you may experience when taking them. Continue reading “Important Information about Azithromycin Tablets” »