What is Fluconazole 150mg Capsule and what is it used for?
Fluconazole 150mg Capsule is an oral treatment that is used to treat thrush. Thrush is a fungal infection that can affect the genitals and skin of both men and women. Thrush causes symptoms including:
- Itchiness in the affected area
- White discharge
How does Fluconazole 150mg Capsule work to treat thrush?
The active ingredient in each capsule is fluconazole. Fluconazole targets the fungi causing thrush (Candida) so that they stop producing ergosterol, an essential component of fungal cell membranes. Disrupting ergosterol production breaks down the fungal cell membrane, preventing Candida from spreading which restores the balance of natural bacteria in your body. Each Fluconazole capsule contains 150mg of fluconazole.
How long does Fluconazole take to work?
Fluconazole 150mg Capsule should cause the symptoms of thrush to disappear within two days of treatment. If you see no improvement after seven days of taking Fluconazole, you should inform your doctor.
How do I take Fluconazole 150mg Capsule?
The full course of treatment is a single dose of one Fluconazole capsule, so you only have to take it once to clear the thrush infection. The Fluconazole capsule should be swallowed whole with a glass of water.
Who can’t use Fluconazole 150mg Capsule?
You should not take this medication if you are allergic to fluconazole, another similar antifungal medication or any of the other ingredients in the oral treatment. This treatment is also not suitable for children under 16 years old, or for those who suffer from porphyria. It is important to always read the fluconazole patient information leaflet before use. If you do have any further questions about taking Fluconazole, please speak with one of our expert pharmacists.
What are the side effects of Fluconazole 150mg Capsule?
You may experience mild side effects when using Fluconazole. Common side effects associated with the oral capsule include:
- Nausea and vomiting
How should I store Fluconazole 150mg Capsule?
Fluconazole should be stored in a dry, cool environment that does not exceed 25°C
Can I use antifungal cream alongside taking Fluconazole 150mg Capsule?
Yes. To relieve the symptoms of itching and soreness caused by thrush, antifungal cream containing clotrimazole can be used while taking fluconazole.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.