WHAT IS FLUCONAZOLE?
Fluconazole 150mg capsule is a effective anti-fungal medication used for the treatment of thrush (yeast infection) caused by Candida Albicans. The branded version of this medication is called Canesten.
HOW EFFECTIVE IS FLUCONAZOLE IN TREATING VAGINAL THRUSH?
Fluconazole is highly effective in treating symptoms of vaginal thrush such as vaginal discharge and burning, itching or soreness of the vagina and surrounding areas. Women will normally start to see an improvement in their symptoms within a few days of taking treatment and the infection normally completely resolves in a week or so.
If symptoms of thrush do not resolve within 7 days of taking treatment women should see their GP.
HOW DO YOU TAKE FLUCONAZOLE CAPSULES TO TREAT VAGINAL THRUSH?
Fluconazole 150mg is used as a single dose for the treatment of vaginal thrush. Therefore you only need to take one capsule to treat the infection. Fluconazole capsules need to be swallowed whole with water and may be take with or without food.
WHAT ARE THE CAUTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH TAKING FLUCONAZOLE?
Although Fluconazole is a commonly used medication in the UK, it may not be suitable to use for everyone. Fluconazole should not be used by people suffering with certain conditions or those using certain medications. You should always read the patient information leaflet (PIL) for Fluconazole before taking this medication to ensure it is safe for you to use.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF FLUCONAZOLE?
Fluconazole like all medications can be associated with certain side effects although not all patients would experience these, especially as the single-dose course of treatment.
Common side effects associated with using fluconazole include:
- stomach discomfort, diarrhoea, feeling sick, vomiting
- increases in blood tests of liver function
For more information on other side effects that may be caused by Fluconazole, please see the patient information leaflet or contact PostMyMeds.
WHERE CAN I FIND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT FLUCONAZOLE AND THRUSH?
Please refer to the patient information leaflet (PIL) for further information about fluconazole. You can find more information on Thrush here.