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.
Fluconazole 150 mg (or brand name Diflucan) normally appears as a tablet that a patient swallows in order to treat vaginal yeast infections caused by the Candida yeast. Fluconazole 150 mg tablets effectively stops the growth of the yeast in the vaginal area, until the yeast infection goes away.
Truth is, it is actually normal for every female to have some yeast present in their vagina. However, if too much yeast manages to grow in that delicate area, this can escalate to become a yeast infection. Do not worry if you have it, because vaginal yeast infections are very common. Around 3 out of 4 adult women will experience one incidence of a vaginal yeast infection during their lifetime. In case you are unlucky to have a vaginal yeast infection, you may have one or more of the following symptoms: redness, soreness, itching, a burning sensation when you urinate, and a white, thick vaginal discharge which appears like cottage cheese.
Just like any other medication, fluconazole 150 mg also can cause side effects such as: diarrhea, upset tummy, pain in the stomach, headache, nausea, dizziness, and it can also change the taste of food.