Fluconazole works by killing the fungi which cause infection. Branded versions are known as Diflucan or Canesten. It is a treatment for thrush. For Bacterial Vaginosis.
Fluconazole can be used to treat thrush for men and women.
What are the symptoms of thrush?
Vaginal thrush - itchiness, soreness , an odourless white discharge.
Penile thrush - soreness, redness, discharge, tightening of the foreskin. Men however do not always display any symptoms when they have thrush.
Before taking fluconazole make sure your doctor or pharmacist knows: If you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding.
If you suffer with kidney or liver problems.
If you have heart rhythm problems.
If you are taking any other medicines, including those available to buy without a prescription, herbal or complementary medicines.
If you are under 16 or over 60 speak to your doctor before you take fluconazole.
How to take fluconazole 150mg capsule: Vaginal thrush can often be treated with just a single dose of fluconazole 150mg capsule. The symptoms should subside within 2 days. If after a week you still have symptoms of thrush you can take another 150mg dose of fluconazole. However if it returns within 6 months you should visit your doctor.
If your symptoms do not improve or get worse, check with your pharmacist or doctor .Men who have symptoms of thrush but their sexual partner does not have thrush should visit their GP. This contains the same ingredient as Diflucan.
Please consult your doctor if you have any of the following: 1. Previous history of STD or exposure to partner with an STD. 2. More than two previous attacks in the last 6 months. 3. Known hypersensitivity to imidazoles or other vaginal antifungal products. 4. Pregnancy or suspected pregnancy. 5. Patient aged less than 16 or over 60. 6. Any abnormal or irregular vaginal bleeding. 7. Any blood staining of a vaginal discharge. 8. Any vulval or vaginal sores, ulcers or blisters. 9. Any associated lower abdominal pain or dysuria. 10. No improvement in 7 days.11. Any adverse effects such as redness, irritation or swelling associated with the treatment.