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Fluconazole from thrush

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Last reviewed: 11.04.2020
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Fluconazole from thrush is a synthetic antifungal medication that is used to treat, as well as prevent fungal infections.

Medication is a potent and specific remedy that has a wide range of actions, but is not an antibiotic, and therefore does not cause harmful side effects (with proper application and following the instructions of the doctor).

The medicine is quickly absorbed into the body and for a long time after use it is contained in the blood (about 30 hours). The main percentage of the medicine (about 80%) is excreted from the body by the kidneys.

The medication does not affect hormones (including sex hormones). The positive effect is manifested after the first use of the drug.

Fluconazole is considered one of the cheapest, but the most effective medicines for thrush.

The scheme for taking medication is developed by the doctor individually for each patient.

The drug is dispensed solely on prescription.

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Indications Fluconazole from thrush

Thrush is a type of fungal infection that can occur in both women and men. This disease is most often not sexually transmitted and is not a venereal disease. Fungi, which as a result can cause thrush, are present in the body of absolutely every healthy person, but in case of excessive reproduction, a fungal infection occurs.

Fluconazole is a medicine that fights against a number of fungal infections, including thrush (candidiasis).

Indications for the use of fluconazole from thrush: cryptococcosis, candidiasis (treatment and prevention), malignant tumor, mycosis (including skin mycosis).

Also used for chronic thrush or relapse.

The medication, dosage, form and schedule of its administration are appointed exclusively by the doctor after the examination and diagnosis.

The medicine is prescribed for children older than 5 years (in exceptional cases). 

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Release form

 The medicine for thrush is available in the following forms:

  • Solution for intravenous infusion;
  • Pills;
  • Capsules (50,100,150, 200 mg);
  • Syrup;
  • Candles;
  • Suspension.

The release form for each patient is prescribed by the doctor depending on the type and degree of complication of the fungal infection. The medication is dispensed by prescription.

Pills

One form of release is a pill that is not an antibiotic and can be used by both women and men. The tablet contains the same substance in addition to cornstarch, lactose, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate. Tablets with a content of 50, 100 or 150 mg of fluconazole itself are produced. The dosage required by the patient is determined by the doctor.

The medication is used for fungal infections or immunodeficiency states caused by infection.

Tablets from the thrush can be used once for the primary manifestations of the disease. In case of aggravation and progression of the disease, a course of therapy is prescribed by the doctor, which can include both tablets and other forms of release.

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Candles

Treatment of thrush at the first manifestations occurs locally. For this, various ointments, gels or suppositories are used. If the symptoms of thrush have recently manifested itself and this is the first case of the disease, then it is enough to take only a single intake / use of the medication for treatment. In the future, use is possible as prevention (on the recommendation of a doctor). Suppositories are one of the most effective ways to combat fungal infection if the process does not become chronic or is not a relapse.

Fluconazole from thrush is an effective remedy that inhibits reproduction of fungal enzymes.

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Capsules

Capsules Fluconazole from thrush are used by patients in the initial stages of the disease. This form of the drug acts on the entire body, inhibiting, mainly, the process of excessive multiplication of the Candida fungus, which causes the development of infection.

For treatment of thrush in the first stages and at the first manifestation, only 2x3 capsules are sufficient, which should be taken at intervals of 72 hours. Symptoms of thrush may occur several times a year. In this case it is necessary to undergo a full course of treatment lasting 6 months.

The scheme of application and the form of the medication is prescribed by the doctor, taking into account the factors of the onset of the disease, the characteristics of the organism and the patient's medical history. 

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Pharmacodynamics

The drug is highly effective against excessive reproduction in the human body of fungi Candida spp., Cryptococcus neoformans, Microsporum spp., Trichophyton spp, which in a large cluster lead to the formation and development of the disease. It is worth noting that these same fungi in the normal state are present in the body of absolutely every healthy person.

Fluconazole from thrush is a very specific drug that does not destroy the fungus, but inhibits its activity. 

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Pharmacokinetics

The medicine is quickly absorbed by the body. The ingestion of food does not affect the absorption of the drug in any way. Taking medicine for an hour and a half later, the drug reaches its maximum concentration and has a positive effect. Time to complete elimination from the body is 30 hours.

Especially well, fluconazole is absorbed into organic fluids, including mucus, which is extremely important for thrush. The medicine is given by the kidneys, and the pharmacokinetics depends, first of all, on the condition and functionality of these organs. 

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Use Fluconazole from thrush during pregnancy

It is strictly forbidden to take medicine during pregnancy. As research has shown, taking this medication, especially at the early stages of pregnancy, negatively affects the fetus, increasing the risk of developing heart defects.

In addition, it is not recommended to take medicine for children under 16 years old.

In the early stages of bearing a child, when a woman may not even know about her pregnancy, the risk of thrush is particularly high, as the future mother sharply decreases immunity. Since the drug is considered the most effective treatment for fungus, most women use it to treat it. Without being examined by a doctor, without revealing the root cause of the disease and the reasons for the decrease in immunity - you can severely harm yourself and your future child.

The use of fluconazole during pregnancy is possible only with a particularly acute course of the disease, a threat to overall health and life. 

Contraindications

Treatment appoints exclusively the doctor, examining the patient, having studied his medical history and features of the organism.

The medicine can be prescribed both at the initial stages of the disease, and when the disease worsens. In addition, this medication is also used for prevention, in order to avoid subsequent relapses.

It is not recommended to use fluconazole to pregnant women and in case of allergies to its constituent components. In addition, this medication is contraindicated if the patient is already taking cisapride or terfenadine.

As it was said, fluconazole is prescribed by the doctor, taking into account all parameters of the patient. Particular attention is paid to those patients with hepatic or renal insufficiency, heart disease, or less than 18 years of age or more than 65. In such cases, the doctor may prescribe fluconazole, assessing the risk level, or categorically prohibit. 

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Side effects Fluconazole from thrush

The medicine is considered one of the most potent agents. But, unfortunately, this medicine causes some side effects. Taking fluconazole can cause diarrhea, bloating.

In some cases, the components of fluconazole may cause impaired liver function.

Admission of this medication affects the nervous system, coordination may be impaired, weakness in the body may be observed.

With the unauthorized use of the drug, without the conclusions and recommendations of the doctor, allergic manifestations may occur.

Treatment with fluconazole thrush can lead to a temporary deterioration in kidney function and a lack of potassium in the body.

Especially dangerous is an overdose of fluconazole, which can cause hallucinations and a paranoid condition. 

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Dosing and administration

It is usually accepted until complete recovery or significant improvement in health (according to the doctor). The form and method of administration is prescribed by the individual doctor for each patient.

The form of the medication during treatment can vary, depending on the changes in the course of the disease.

If the disease manifested itself for the first time and detected at an early stage, then, as a rule, 150-200 mg of medicament (in the form of capsules or tablets) is enough.

The chronic form of the disease or relapse requires a longer and more serious treatment, the scheme and dose for which the doctor is developing.

Particularly carefully developed scheme for taking medication for the elderly and adolescents, as well as people with abnormalities in the functioning of the liver, kidneys or other organs.

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Overdose

The medicine must be taken strictly according to the doctor's instructions, the indicated dose and regularly. In the event that you forgot to take fluconazole at the appointed time, it can be corrected and somewhat later, but only if the next time of taking not less than a day. Otherwise, this frequent use of fluconazole may lead to an overdose.

Symptoms of drug overdose are dizziness, loss of orientation in space and even loss of consciousness. In addition, hallucinations and paranoid conditions may occur. At the first manifestations of the unusual behavior of a person who takes fluconazole, worsening of his condition, it is necessary to immediately seek medical help, informing the doctors which medication the patient is taking and when he took it for the last time.

As a rule, the first measure that is taken with an overdose of the medicine is gastric lavage. 

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Interactions with other drugs

To date, doctors quite often prescribe fluconazole from thrush to their patients, if their general health status allows taking this drug, considering all its components. Before the prescription is written out, the patient is carefully checked for allergic reactions and abnormalities in the functioning of the liver or kidneys.

But the patient should also inform the doctor about those drugs that he may already be taking. Fluconazole, in addition to the eponymous component, includes: lactose, cellulose, talc, calcium phosphate.

Interaction with other drugs without consulting with a doctor can lead to negative consequences for the whole body, reducing the effect of one of the drugs and so on.

Negative reactions can be caused if fluconazole is taken concomitantly with such drugs or individual substances as: warfarin, phenytoin, rifampicin.

As studies have shown, the combination of fluconazole with contraceptives does not have any effect on the body as a whole, or on each drug alone.

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Storage conditions

The drug fluconazole from yeast should be stored in a place without access to moisture and sunlight. The maximum permissible temperature is + 25 degrees Celsius. Keep the drug in the refrigerator is also not recommended. Fluconazole from thrush should be stored in a place not accessible to children.

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Special instructions

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Fluconazole teva from thrush

Fluconazole-Teva - relatively inexpensive, but one of the most effective means for fighting thrush.

This drug neutralizes fungal cells, the hyperactive reproduction of which is the cause of the disease. The medication acts by weakening the membrane of the fungal cells.

The medication can be used both for treatment and for the prevention of the disease. In the first case - it is strongly recommended to undergo a full course of treatment in order to avoid relapse and transformation of the disease into a chronic one.

Fluconazole-Teva is available as a solution for intravenous administration, tablets, powder, syrup, capsules, suspension.

The medication can be used by both men and women. The scheme for the administration of fluconazole, the dose and form for treatment is prescribed exclusively by the doctor after a study of the patient's health.

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Fluconazole to a man from thrush

The medicine can be used by both women and men. This is a potent remedy that has a quick effect and stops excessive fungal multiplication in the body, which causes the disease.

Candidiasis (thrush) can develop into a serious disease that can cause damage to the digestive tract, lungs, kidneys. In men, this disease is less common than in women. The background for the emergence and development of thrush often becomes a decrease in immunity.

This disease is not transmitted sexually, although candidiasis can be transmitted during sexual contact, but it is not considered a venereal infection.

Causes of candidiasis in men can also be the use of antibiotics for a long period, various other infections or intoxications, malfunction of the protective mechanisms of the mucous membrane and so on.

In men, candidiasis of the genital organs is manifested most often only locally and is treated in the same way. This type of disease is called balanitis, and its main manifestation is the formation of filmlets, red spots, and blisters on the penis. 

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Fluconazole from thrush 150 mg

150 mg is the standard dosage of medication and is taken once, if the disease is not chronic or relapsing. The medication is not dependent on food intake.

If the disease has developed into a chronic one, the treatment lasts much longer. Fluconazole in this case is taken every 3 days in a dose of 150 mg.

For both men and women, the treatment regimen, duration and dose are not different. The form of the drug and the dose may vary during treatment, depending on the course of the disease and changes in the patient's condition.

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How to drink fluconazole from thrush

The rules for taking medication depend on the form and complexity of the course of the disease. If the thrush manifested itself for the first time, then the medicine is taken only once with a dose of 150 mg. If the disease continues to progress, the patient takes the same dose every 3 days for 2-3 weeks (depending on the course of the illness). After such a course of treatment as a preventive medicine is taken every month for a single dose throughout the year.

It is important to remember that even if the symptoms of the disease have disappeared and the overall health has improved, it is impossible to interrupt the course of treatment, since the infection may not have been completely destroyed.

Depending on the form of the disease, the doctor prescribes and the form of the medicine, which can be applied both locally and with exposure to the entire body.

The form of the medicine and the admission scheme is developed by the doctor individually for each patient, and the medicine itself is dispensed in pharmacies according to the prescription. 

Price

The price of fluconazole from thrush in Ukraine varies from 21 to 28 hryvnia for 150 mg (1 tablet).

Suspensions and solutions for injections are somewhat more expensive, but they are prescribed less often than fluconazole in the form of tablets.

Fluconazole is considered one of the cheapest, but at the same time the most effective means to combat thrush, both in women and men.

Reviews

As already mentioned, fluconazole from thrush is considered one of the most effective drugs. And this conclusion was made not by laboratory tests, but by patients who, thanks to this particular drug, could forget about such a problem as thrush.

Attention is drawn to the fact that fluconazole is effective after the first application, which may become the last use of this drug. After all, with a primary manifestation of the disease, only one dose of 150 mg is sufficient.

Correct and regular reception of the drug virtually eliminates side effects, which can not but please patients, especially with prolonged or even chronic course of the disease.

In some cases, patients taking fluconazole from thrush, complain of impaired functioning and the general condition of the liver. Since the drug has many contraindications, it is not prescribed to everyone, which is one more reason for indignation of those who became sick with thrush. After all fluconazole has already managed to heal the glory of one of the most effective methods of treatment of candidiasis, but, unfortunately, it should be taken very, very carefully.

One of the main advantages of the drug, patients who test it, called the low price in combination with the operative struggle against thrush. 

Shelf life

Shelf life of the drug fluconazole from thrush is a maximum of 3 years from the date of release.

When buying a drug, you must immediately set the release date indicated on the package.

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Attention!

To simplify the perception of information, this instruction for use of the drug "Fluconazole from thrush" translated and presented in a special form on the basis of the official instructions for medical use of the drug. Before use read the annotation that came directly to medicines.

Description provided for informational purposes and is not a guide to self-healing. The need for this drug, the purpose of the treatment regimen, methods and dose of the drug is determined solely by the attending physician. Self-medication is dangerous for your health.

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