Fluconazole belongs to a group of medicines called “antifungals” and is used to treat infections caused by fungi. The most common cause of fungal infection is a yeast called Candida which is found in Genital thrush (infection of the vagina or penis) .
Do not take Fluconazole 150mg capsules
If you are allergic to any of the ingredients of Fluconazole 150mg capsules (listed in section 6 of leaflet)
If you are allergic to any other medicines that you have taken to treat a fungal infection. The symptoms may include itching, reddening of the skin or difficulty in breathing
If you are taking terfenadine or astemizole (an antihistamine for allergies)
If you are taking cisapride (used for stomach upsets)
If you are taking quinidine (used for treating heart arrhythmia).
If you are taking pimozide (for treating a mental disorder (Schizophrenia).
If you are taking erythromycin (an antibiotic for treating infections).
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking fluconazole capsules if:
you are suffering from liver or kidney problems
you are suffering from heart disease, including heart rhythm problems
you have abnormal levels of potassium, calcium or magnesium in your blood
develop severe skin reactions (itching, reddening of the skin or difficulty in breathing)
you develop signs of ‘adrenal insufficiency’ where the adrenal glands do not produce adequate amounts of certain steroid hormones such as cortisol (chronic, or long lasting fatigue, muscle weakness, loss of appetite, weight loss, abdominal pain)
It’s important to get thrush in men diagnosed to rule out things like balanitis or a sexually transmitted infection (STI).
Thrush should clear up within a week, after 1 dose of medicine or using the cream daily.
You don’t need to treat partners, unless they have symptoms.