What is it
Fluconazole belongs to a group of drugs called “antifungals”. Fluconazole is used in adults to treat infections caused by fungi. The most common cause of fungal infections is a yeast called Candida Albicans, which lives problem free in the bodies of many women, but occasionally the natural balance that keeps the yeast under control is disturbed and this results in an infection.
This treatment is not suitable for other types of fungal infection including oral thrush.
Check the foil is not broken before use. If it is, do not take the capsule.
Adults aged 16 to 60 years: take one capsule once only.
Swallow the capsule whole with water.
Do not give to children under 16 years, or take if you are an adult of 61 years or older, unless your doctor tells you to.
Do not take more than the amount recommended above
If symptoms do not go away within 7 days talk to your doctor.
If your symptoms worsen at any time talk to your doctor.
If symptoms clear up but then return after 7 days, you can take another capsule, unless you had an allergic reaction the first time.
If you have thrush more than twice in six months you must see you doctor
If you accidentally take a large number of capsules: Talk to a doctor or go to your nearest hospital casualty department straight away. Take your medicine and this leaflet with you.
Do not use Fluconazole Oral Capsule without first consulting your doctor if you:
have had more than two infections of thrush in the last 6 months
Are under 16 or over 60 years of age
are allergic to any of the ingredients in Fluconazole Oral Capsule
are taking any other medicine other than the Pill
are taking the antihistamine terfenadine or the prescription medicine cisapride
have had thrush more than twice in the last six months
have any disease or illness affecting your liver or kidneys or have had unexplained jaundice
suffer from any other chronic disease or illness
or your partner have had exposure to a sexually transmitted disease
are unsure of the cause of your symptoms.
If you are pregnant, suspect you might be pregnant or are breast-feeding. If you have any abnormal or irregular vaginal bleeding or a blood stained discharge. If you have vulval or vaginal sores, ulcers or blisters. If you are experiencing lower abdominal pain or burning sensation on passing water.
If your sexual partner does not have thrush. If you have penile sores, ulcers or blisters. If you have an abnormal penile discharge (leakage). If your penis has started to smell. If you have pain on passing urine.
The product should never be used again if the patient experiences a rash or anaphylaxis following the use of the drug.
Recurrent use (men and women): patients should be advised to consult their physician if the symptoms have not been relieved within one week of taking Fluconazole Oral Capsule. Fluconazole Oral Capsule can be used if the candidal infection returns after 7 days. However, if the candidal infection recurs more than twice within six months, patients should be advised to consult their physician.
The active ingredient is Fluconazole.
The other ingredients are: Lactose, Maize Starch, Colloidal Anhydrous Silica, Sodium Laurilsulfate and Magnesium Stearate.
The capsule shell contains Gelatin and the colours Brilliant Blue (E133) and Titanium Dioxide (E171).