Diflucan is an antifungal drug used to treat severe cases of fungal infections, including patients with reduced immunity.
Efficacy of Diflucan is noted when: cryptococcosis – diseases caused by cryptococcus, with different localization of the source of infection (brain, skin, lungs); candidiasis – diseases caused by Candida, with different localization of the source of infection (blood, peritoneum, heart, eyes, mucous membranes, genitalia etc.); mycosis diseases caused by various fungi. Also, Diflucan is used for the prevention of such lesions to patients whose immune response is reduced, which is possible in case of cancer, AIDS, to patients of departments of transplantation and critical care.
As in any medicines used to combat fungal diseases, especially in severe and neglected, chronic forms, the active substance of Diflucan is fluconazole – should be ingested and accumulate in the tissues for a long time. Different dosages and regimens are described in the instruction to Diflucan. In general, it should be noted that Diflucan is available in capsules, in powder for preparation of oral suspension and in solution for injection. The course of treatment can last from several days to several months.
The contraindications are disorders of the liver and heart rhythm. During pregnancy and breastfeeding the use of Diflucan can be justified only by the danger of fungal damage to the patient’s life, as it can cause mutations of the fetus.
Complications of the health condition while taking the drug are usually not observed. There are possible digestive disorders, allergies, headache, changes in blood composition. Diflucan is a drug that must be prescribed by a doctor, after conducting of crops and other tests.
Basically the feedback about Diflucan is left women suffering from this common form of candidiasis, such as thrush. Most often, the treatment brings only temporary relief. Approximately in half of the cases the desired effect was not observed at all. The information about side effects possible when taking Diflucan was not reported – apparently they are really rare and poorly expressed. Oddly enough, the drug is often prescribed to pregnant women, that is also often discussed. Single reviews confirm the risk of negative outcomes for the newborn. In most cases women themselves refuse to take Diflucan during pregnancy and lactation, preferring the local ways of relieving the symptoms of thrush.