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Diflucan Capsule 50mg

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Diflucan Capsule (Fluconazole) 50mg is a antifungals treatment containg the active ingredient fluconazole. It is used to treat infections caused by fungi including yeasts and internal fungal infections. It may also reduce the risk of having a fungal infection.

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Diflucan Capsule(Fluconazole)50mg:Diflucan is one of a group of medicines called “antifungals”. The active ingredient is fluconazole. Diflucan is used to treat infections caused by fungi including yeasts and may also be used to stop you from getting a fungal infection. The most common cause of fungal infections is a yeast called Candida.

You may be given this medicine by your doctor to treat the following types of fungal infections

  • Genital thrush, infection of the vagina or penis.
  • Mucosal thrush, infection of the mouth or throat.
  • Skin infections - e.g. athlete's foot, ringworm, jock itch.
  • Candida and found in the blood stream, body organs (e.g.heart, lungs) or urinary tract
  • Cryptococcus, e.g. meningitis and infections of other sites such as the lungs and skin

You may also be given Diflucan to:

  • stop you from getting a fungal infection (if your immune system is not working properly).
  • stop an infection caused by Cryptococcus from coming back (in AIDS patients).

Diflucan Capsule(Fluconazole)50mg:

Always take your medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

The usual doses of this medicine for different infections are below.


Genital thrush

150mg as a single dose

Mucosal thrush – dose depends on where the infection is located

50mg once daily for 7-14 days or 14-30 days. Sometimes doses are increased to 100 mg

Fungal skin infections

50mg once daily for 2-4 weeks(Athlete’s foot may be up to 6 weeks)

Internal fungal infections

400mg on the first day then 200-400mg once daily for 6-8 weeks or longer if needed.

To stop you from getting fungal infections

50-400mg once daily while you are at risk of getting an infection

To stop infection caused by Cryptococcus from coming back

100-200mg once daily indefinitely

Diflucan Capsule(Fluconazole)50mg:

Do not take DIFLUCAN if you

  • have ever had an allergic reaction to:
  • any of the ingredients of Diflucan
  • other medicines you have taken to treat a fungal infection.
  • are taking terfenadine (an antihistamine for allergies)
  • are taking cisapride (used for stomach upsets)

Take special care with DIFLUCAN

Tell your doctor if you:

  • have liver or kidney problems
  • suffer from heart disease, including heart rhythm problems
  • have abnormal levels of potassium, calcium or magnesium in your blood

Diflucan Capsule (Fluconazole) 50mg:

Like all medicines, DIFLUCAN can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

A few people develop allergic reactions although serious allergic reactions are rare. If you get any of the following symptoms, tell your doctor immediately.

  • Sudden wheezing, difficulty in breathing or tightness in chest
  • Swelling of eyelids, face or lips 
  • Itching all over the body reddening of the skin or itchy red spots
  • Skin rash
  • Severe skin reactions such as a rash that causes blistering (this can affect the mouth and tongue).
  • If you are an AIDS patient you are more likely to get severe skin reactions to drugs including DIFLUCAN.

Very common side effects which may affect more than 1 person in 10 are listed below:

  • feeling sick
  • stomach discomfort
  • diarrhoea
  • wind
  • rash
  • headache

Diflucan Capsule(Fluconazole)50mg:

  • The active substance is 50mg fluconazole
  • The other ingredients are:

Colouring agent:


- Titanium dioxide (E171)

- Patent blue V (E131)


- Titanium dioxide (E171)

- Erythrosine (E127)

- Indigotine (E132)

Other inactive ingredients:

- Colloidal silicon dioxide

- Gelatin (sapsule shell)

- Lactose

- Magnesium stearate

- Maize starch

- Sodium lauryl sulphate

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