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.
Fluconazole composed of the 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.
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.
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
This medicine can cause a severe rash that can cause death. It shall be stopped if you develop any rashes.
What is Diflucan?
Diflucan (fluconazole) is an antifungal medicine.
What is Diflucan used for?
Diflucan is used to treat infections caused by a fungus, which can invade any part of the body including the mouth, throat, esophagus, lungs, bladder, genital area, and blood.
Is Diflucan safe during pregnancy?
Fluconazole may harm an unborn baby. Use effective birth control to prevent pregnancy while you are using this medicine, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant.
How should Diflucan be consumed?
Your dose depends on the infection being treated. Vaginal infections are often treated with only one pill. For other infections, your first dose may be a double dose. Carefully follow your doctor’s instructions.
What should be avoided while taking Diflucan?
Avoid driving or performing hazardous activities until one might know how this medicine shall affect the body. Reactions could be impaired.