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Information - Flucazole
Flucazole 150 also known as Diflucan, is used to treat fungal infections called candidiasis (also known as yeast infections). These fungal infections include: vaginal infections, throat infections and fungal infections elsewhere in the body, such as infections of the urinary tract, peritonitis (inflammation of the lining of the abdomen) and pneumonia. Diflucan is also prescribed to guard against candidiasis in some people receiving bone marrow transplants and is used to treat meningitis (brain or spinal cord inflammation).
Take ONE capsule as a single dose. Swallow whole with a glass of water. Your Flucazole 150 capsule can be taken any time of the day. It does not matter if you take this medicine before or after food. Follow all directions given to you by your pharmacist or doctor and read the instructions on the carton. Your Flucazole 150 capsule is a single dose treatment for vaginal thrush infections which you take by mouth.
Flucazole 150 comes in a pack containing one capsule. Each capsule contains 150mg of the active ingredient fluconazole. The capsule also contains lactose, maize starch, sodium lauryl sulphate, colloidal hydrated silica, magnesium stearate, gelatin, and titanium dioxide (E171).
When you must not take it
Do not take Flucazole 150 if you have an allergy to the following: any medicine containing fluconazole, medicines related to fluconazole such as miconazole, ketoconazole or clotrimazole.
Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include shortness of breath, wheezing or difficulty breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body; rash, itching or hives on the skin.
If you are taking cisapride (a medicine used to treat stomach problems), do not take Flucazole 150.
Talk to your pharmacist or doctor if you are not sure whether you should take this medicine.
Before you take it Tell your pharmacist or doctor if you have allergies to any other medicines, foods, preservatives or dyes.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor if you have any other health problems, including: any liver problems any heart problems any kidney problems.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
Your pharmacist or doctor can discuss with you the risks and benefits involved.
Taking other medicines If you are taking any other medicines, including any you get without a prescription from a pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop, tell your pharmacist or doctor.
Medicines that may interfere with Flucazole 150 include: cisapride (used to treat stomach problems): some medicines used to treat allergies such as terfenadine or astemizole: some medicines for diabetes such as glipizide, tolbutamide or glibenclamide: some antibiotics and antiviral drugs such as rifampicin, rifabutin or zidovudine: some drugs used in problems with the immune system, such as cyclosporin or tacrolimus warfarin (used to stop blood clots) phenytoin (used to treat epilepsy) theophylline (used to treat asthma): some benzodiazepines such as midazolam or triazolam hydrochlorothiazide (used for treating fluid problems): the contraceptive pill (birth control pill).
These medicines may be affected by Flucazole 150 or may affect how well it works. You may need different amounts of your medicines, or you may need to take different medicines. This medicine may decrease the effectiveness of some birth control pills. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about the need for an additional method of contraception while taking Flucazole 150. Your pharmacist or doctor has more information on medicines to be careful with or avoid while taking Flucazole 150.