With NowPatient's private treatment plans you can treat Thrush with DIFLUCAN ® safely and easily in a few simple steps. Get started by selecting the medication you are interested in or by hitting the start consultation button below.
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Diflucan, manufactured by Pfizer, contains fluconazole an azole antifungal as the active ingredient. Diflucan is used for the treatment of non-systemic Candida infections of the vagina (yeast infections), throat, and mouth. It is also used to prevent fungal infections in people with a weakened immune system caused by bone marrow transplant, cancer treatment, or AIDs.
Now Patient offers Diflucan for the treatment of thrush only, following an online consultation with a prescribing clinician.
Key facts of Diflucan
- For the treatment of vaginal candidiasis, thrush, oral thrush, esophageal candidiasis, other candida infections or fungal meningitis
- Diflucan has some common side effects which include nausea and diaarhea
- It can be dangerous if you take Diflucan with certain medications. If you’re not sure if it is safe, discuss this with the prescribing clinician
Who is Diflucan not suitable for?
Diflucan may not be suitable for some people. To make sure it’s safe for you, speak to the prescribing clinician before taking Diflucan if you:
- Are allergic to fluconazole or other antifungals such as ketoconazole, miconazole, or voriconazole
- Have kidney or liver disease
- Have high blood potassium levels
- Have heart problems
How and where to get Diflucan?
Diflucan is available from a number of sources. It is available on prescription or over the counter at a pharmacy.
Now Patient does not allow customers to buy Diflucan directly. Our service is certified, safe and effective, and we only ever treat conditions. If you book a consultation with a prescribing clinician for the treatment of thrush, you can discuss if Diflucan is a suitable treatment option for you.
At the end of the consultation, the clinician will decide if a treatment plan is suitable for you. If it is, the clinician will issue you with a prescription which can then be ordered, paid for and delivered directly to your chosen address by Now Patient.
Dosage and strength for Diflucan for thrush
Diflucan is available as a 150 mg capsule or oral suspension when used for thrush.
Information about how to take Diflucan for thrush
Thrush is often treated with only one pill. You may take Diflucan with or without food. Speak to your healthcare provider for medical advice if you need further information.
What happens if you take too much Diflucan?
If you take more than prescribed, then it can lead to some unpleasant side effects. You should talk to your doctor or reach out to one of our prescribing clinicians, if you have taken too much Diflucan and you experience any of the following side effects:
What are the side effects of Diflucan?
Side effects of Diflucan are split into common and serious.
Common side effects include:
- Nausea, diarrhea
- Stomach pain
- Headaches, dizziness
Serious side effects include:
- Increased heart rate, shortness of breath, feeling faint
- Reduced adrenal gland hormones – stomach pain, loss of appetite, muscle or joint pain, nausea, vomiting
- Skin rash
- Liver problems – loss of appetite, abdominal pain, tiredness, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
If you experience any serious life-threatening side effects, you should contact NHS 111.
If you experience a serious allergic reaction with the signs shown below you should contact emergency services on 999.
- Your lips, mouth, throat or tongue suddenly become swollen
- You’re breathing very fast or struggling to breathe (you may become very wheezy or feel like you’re choking or gasping for air)
- Your throat feels tight or you’re struggling to swallow
- Your skin, tongue or lips turn blue, grey or pale (if you have black or brown skin, this may be easier to see on the palms of your hands or soles of your feet)
- You suddenly become very confused, drowsy or dizzy
- Someone faints and cannot be woken up
Always report adverse effects to the MHRA yellow card reporting system. You can read more about this here How and where do I report side effects of my medication? – NowPatient
Information about taking Diflucan at the same time as other medications or herbal supplements
There is not enough evidence to suggest there are any drug interactions between herbal supplements and Diflucan. In any event, you should let your prescribing clinician know if you are taking any herbal supplements or other prescription drugs:
- Cisapride, pimozide, tofacitinib, tolvaptan
- Vitamin A supplement
- Alfentanil, fentanyl, methadone
- Atorvastatin, simvastatin
- Glyburide, glipizide
- Blood pressure medication
- Tacrolimus, sirolimus
- Carbamazepine, phenytoin
Can Diflucan taken for thrush be taken long term?
Diflucan is taken as a single dose when used to treat thrush. If your symptoms do not clear, speak to your doctor for further advice.
Is there a herbal Diflucan?
No. Herbal Diflucan does not exist. If you have been marketed such a formulation, it may be fake.
Can women use Diflucan?
Women can take Diflucan for the treatment of thrush. However, fluconazole may pass into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Should I avoid any particular food or drink when taking Diflucan?
You can eat and drink normally when taking Diflucan.
What lifestyle changes can I make to help me with thrush?
Certain foods such as yoghurts containing live cultures (acidophilus and lactobacilli) help prevent yeast overgrowth. Also, maintaining good personal hygeine will help to reduce the risk of fungal infections.
Alternatives to Diflucan
Alternatives for the treatment of thrush include Canesten creams and Canesten pessaries.
NowPatient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.
The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.
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