Generic Diflucan 150mg (generic name: fluconazole; brand names include: Forcan / Trican) is an antifungal medicine.
Generic Diflucan 150mg is used to treat certain fungal and yeast infections including candidiasis (thrush).
Generic Diflucan 150mg is different from other treatments for vaginal yeast infections
because it is a tablet taken by mouth. Generic Diflucan 150mg is also used to treat
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.
Generic Diflucan 150mg works by preventing the growth of the fungal and yeast organisms causing your infection.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Take Generic Diflucan 150mg exactly as directed.
Swallow the capsules whole with water. If does not matter if you take this medicine before or after food.
The dose will depend on your infection and how you respond to Generic Diflucan 150mg. It usually ranges from 50mg to 400mg once daily.
The dose for a child will depend on body weight and usually ranges from
3mg to 12mg per kilogram of body weight. In very young children (below 4
weeks of age), Generic Diflucan 150mg is usually given every second or third day.
However, depending on how serious the infection is, and how you react to
the medicine, your doctor may ask you to take a different dose.
The length of time you take Generic Diflucan 150mg will depend on the sort of
infection you have. Patients with a weakened immune system or those with
difficult infections may need long-term treatment to prevent the
infection from returning.
Do not stop taking your Generic Diflucan 150mg because you are feeling better. If you
do not complete the full course prescribed by your doctor, the infection
may not clear completely.
If you forget to take Generic Diflucan 150mg, take it as soon you remember. If it is
almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your
regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Keep Generic Diflucan 150mg at room temperature, away from heat and moisture.
Before taking Generic Diflucan 150mg, tell your doctor if:
you are allergic to any medicines;
you are taking cisapride (a medicine used to treat stomach problems);
you have liver, heart, or kidney problems;
you are pregnant or breast-feeding.