It comes as a tablet or suspension you take by mouth. Fluconazole oral tablet is available as both a generic drug, and as the brand-name drug Diflucan. Generic drugs usually cost less than the brand-name version. In some cases, they may not be available in all strengths or forms as the brand-name drug. Fluconazole is used to prevent and treat candidiasis. This condition is caused by infection with one of the many types of the fungus Examples of candidiasis include vaginal yeast infection, as well as oral yeast infection (thrush). Candidiasis can also cause infections on other parts of your body, including your throat, esophagus, lungs, and blood. Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking fluconazole and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. If you are taking the liquid suspension form of this medication, shake the bottle well before each dose. Carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Generally in children, the dose should not exceed 600 milligrams daily unless directed by the doctor.
Description and Brand Names. Drug information provided by IBM Micromedex US Brand Name. Diflucan; Canadian Brand Name. CanesOral; Descriptions. Fluconazole is used to treat serious fungal or yeast infections, such as vaginal candidiasis, oropharyngeal candidiasis thrush, oral thrush, esophageal candidiasis candida esophagitis, other candida infections including urinary tract infections. Oral Fluconazole for Thrush in Pregnancy Doesn't Up Stillbirth Oral Antifungal in Pregnancy Increases Miscarriage Risk New FDA Watch List Possible ED Drug–Melanoma Link and More