Fluconazole is an antifungal treatment that can clear up thrush and other fungal infections in a matter of days.
It’s perfect for when you’re suffering with an irritating yeast infection and want a treatment that will get to work fast.
When you’ve got vaginal thrush, you can experience symptoms like itching, vaginal discharge, and stinging as the Candida yeast multiplies, causing your infection.
In times like these you don’t want to wait to get your symptoms under control, you want to make yourself feel as comfortable as possible as quickly as possible, and Fluconazole can help.
You can use it by itself or with clotrimazole cream to treat your yeast infection and get you feeling back to normal.
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Fluconazole usually works to clear your thrush or other fungal infection within just two days.
It works by combating the enzymes that Candida fungi need to survive and thrive, keeping them from reproducing and treating your infection in the process.
It’s a popular thrush treatment and can be used at the same time as antifungal creams such as clotrimazole to treat your infection and manage your symptoms at the same time.
This is why some pharmacies, like Chemist 4 U, sell fluconazole and clotrimazole together, such as in Canesten Duo or including the generic medicines which are just as effective but are less expensive.
If you’re looking for a treatment for thrush that will get to work quickly, fluconazole is a great choice and can make a big difference very quickly.
All medications can have side effects, and fluconazole is no exception. Some of the most common side effects of fluconazole include:
If you experience these or any side effects while taking fluconazole, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist or seek medical assistance immediately, if necessary.
For a full list of side effects of fluconazole, read the patient information leaflet that’s included with your medication.
Fluconazole can be used by men who have thrush or a fungal infection, and is often the first treatment a doctor or pharmacist will recommend for thrush that affects the penis.
It can also be used to treat fungal infections that occur in other parts of the body, such as athlete’s foot.
However, you will usually be advised to use an anti-fungal cream to treat these infections first, before using fluconazole if those creams don’t have the desired effect and it’s needed.
The usual adult dose of Fluconazole is one 150mg capsule, which should be enough to treat your thrush.
However, if your infection returns after 7 days, you may be advised by your doctor or pharmacist to take a second 150mg capsule.
If you’re unsure about the right dose of any medicine, or don’t know if this is the right treatment for you, speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist for advice.
They’ll be able to give you advice and let you know which treatment you should be using and how much your dosage should be.
Fluconazole is not an antibiotic, it’s an antifungal medicine, this means it works against the fungi that cause fungal infections.
As some people get vaginal thrush after they’ve taken antibiotics, you’ll be glad to know that fluconazole isn’t the same type of medication and won’t make that problem worse.
You should only take one 150mg Fluconazole capsule when you’re suffering with thrush or another fungal infection.
This should be enough to treat your infection, so you shouldn’t take another capsule until you’ve waited at least a week and your thrush still hasn’t cleared properly, and even then, only do this if advised to do so by a medical professional.
If you experience thrush or another fungal infection more than twice within 6 months, you should speak to your doctor as soon as possible to find out what the best way to manage the infection is.
We’d recommend taking your fluconazole capsule with a sip of water, or another cool non-alcoholic drink.
There’s currently no known interaction between alcohol and fluconazole, meaning that you can drink alcohol after taking this medicine.
So, if you’re planning on drinking within the days after your treatment begins, this will be fine.
However, we'd always advise that you drink in moderation, if you're drinking alcohol at all.