Fluconazole works by disrupting the fungi’s ability to form a complete cell membrane, causing the contents of their cells to leak out and resulting in the death of the fungal cells.
If you’re suffering from a fungal or yeast infection and think fluconazole might be the medication you need to treat the condition, speak to one of our doctors online now.
Our GPs can discuss your symptoms, examine any visibly affected areas and if necessary, prescribe fluconazole to treat your condition.
While fluconazole can be given intravenously (administered directly into the vein by a medical professional in a liquid form), it’s typically prescribed in tablets that are taken orally (via the mouth).
You should carefully read the label on your medication before taking it, however, generally fluconazole is taken orally at the same time each day, either with or without food.
You’ll typically be prescribed a course of the medication, which you should complete – even if you start feeling better. Missing or skipping doses can give the infection the chance to regroup, which could extend the infection and even cause your symptoms to get worse.
Fluconazole can be used to treat a wide variety of yeast and fungal infections, including:
Fluconazole has a range of potential side effects, however, some are much more common than others. Some of the most typical include:
If any of these side effects persist, or you notice the development of any serious symptoms, you should speak with a doctor as soon as possible.
Some of the rarer side effects of fluconazole include:
You should advise your doctor of any allergies you may have and any the medications you’re currently taking before being prescribed fluconazole.
A wide range of drugs can interact negatively with fluconazole, some of which include:
Taking fluconazole while drinking alcohol is not recommended, since both substances can cause stomach upsets and headaches. If you’re suffering from any other side effects, drinking alcohol may cause these to get worse.
Drinking alcohol can often increase the amount of time it takes you to get over an illness, so it’s generally recommended to steer clear of it until you start feeling better.
Recent studies have found fluconazole may heighten the risk of birth defects and as such, it’s not recommended for pregnant women.
You should make sure your doctor knows if you’re pregnant or you’re trying to conceive before embarking on a course of fluconazole.See a doctor about Fluconazole
If you’re suffering from what you think might be a fungal or yeast infection – don’t suffer in silence, talk to a doctor online right now.
Our GPs can talk through your symptoms, examine any visibly affected areas and if needed, prescribe fluconazole or another anti-fungal medication to help you get better.