Diflucan is an effective medication used in the treatment of infection caused by fungus or yeast. This medication composed of active ingredient Fluconazole. This medicine belongs to a class of azole antifungals. One of the leading pharmaceutical companies, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals has been manufacturing this medicine. Available dosages are 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, and 200 mg. It is available as a conventional tablet form for oral consumption.
Manufacturer: Pfizer Pharmaceuticals
Active Ingredient: The main active component of this medication is Fluconazole. This component is a synthetic triazole with antifungal activity. This active component inhibits fungal cytochrome P-450 sterol C-14 alpha-demethylation, resulting in the accumulation of fungal 14 alpha-methyl sterols, the loss of normal fungal sterols, and fungistatic activity. Mammalian cell demethylation is much less sensitive to fluconazole inhibition.
Indications: Fluconazole composed of medicine Diflucan is used to prevent and treat a variety of fungal and yeast infections. It belongs to a class of drugs called azole antifungals. It works by stopping the growth of certain types of fungus.
Action Mechanism: Given medicine is an anti-fungal medication related composed of Fluconazole as the main active component. Diflucan prevents the growth of fungi by preventing the production of the membranes that surround fungal cells.
Dosages: This medicine is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 50 mg: This medication shall be taken with or without food as directed by the doctor, usually once a day
- 100 mg: It is to be taken as directed by the doctor once a day with or without food
- 150 mg: This tablet is advisable to take once a day before or after a meal as advised by the doctor
- 200 mg: It is recommended to take once a day as prescribed by the doctor
Note: This medicine can cause a severe rash that can cause death. It shall be stopped if you develop any rashes.