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Brand Names: Diflucan

Generic Name: fluconazole (Pronunciation: floo KOE na zole)

What is fluconazole (Diflucan)?

Fluconazole is an antifungal antibiotic.

Fluconazole is used to treat infections caused by fungus, which can invade any part of the body including the mouth, throat, esophagus, lungs, bladder, genital area, and the blood.

Fluconazole is also used to prevent fungal infection in people with weak immune systems caused by cancer treatment, bone marrow transplant, or diseases such as AIDS.

Fluconazole may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Diflucan 100 mg

trapezoid, pink, imprinted with DIFLUCAN 100, ROERIG

Diflucan 150 mg

oblong, pink, imprinted with DIFLUCAN 150

Diflucan 200 mg

trapezoid, pink, imprinted with ROERIG, DIFLUCAN 200

Diflucan 50 mg

trapezoid, pink, imprinted with DIFLUCAN 50, ROERIG

Fluconazole 100 mg-GRE

rectangular, pink, imprinted with FLZ 100

Fluconazole 100 mg-IVA

oval, pink, imprinted with Logo 100, 5411

Fluconazole 100 mg-PAR

rectangular, pink, imprinted with G, FL 100

Fluconazole 100 mg-RAN

round, pink, imprinted with RX 804

Fluconazole 100 mg-TEV

round, peach, imprinted with 100, N 551

Fluconazole 150 mg-GRE

oblong, pink, imprinted with FLZ 150

Fluconazole 150 mg-IVA

oval, pink, imprinted with Logo 150, 5412

Fluconazole 150 mg-PAR

oblong, pink, imprinted with G, FL 150

Fluconazole 150 mg-TEV

round, peach, imprinted with 150, N 548

Fluconazole 200 mg-GLE

trapezoid, pink, imprinted with 200

Fluconazole 200 mg-GRE

rectangular, pink, imprinted with FLZ 200

Fluconazole 200 mg-IVA

oval, pink, imprinted with Logo 200, 5413

Fluconazole 200 mg-TAR

rectangular, pink, imprinted with TARO, FL200

Fluconazole 200 mg-TEV

round, peach, imprinted with 200, N 552

Fluconazole 50 mg-GRE

shield, pink, imprinted with FLZ 50

Fluconazole 50 mg-IVA

oval, pink, imprinted with Logo 50, 5410

Fluconazole 50 mg-TEV

round, peach, imprinted with 50, N 550

What are the possible side effects of fluconazole (Diflucan)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
  • severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;
  • easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness; or
  • seizure (convulsions).

Less serious side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about fluconazole (Diflucan)?

Do not use this medication if you are allergic to fluconazole, or similar drugs such as clotrimazole (Lotrimin), econazole (Spectazole), ketoconazole (Nizoral), miconazole (Monistat, Oravig), sertaconazole (Ertaczo), sulconazole (Exelderm), terconazole (Terazol), tioconazole (Vagistat-1), or voriconazole (Vfend).

You should not use fluconazole if you are also taking cisapride (Propulsid).

Before taking fluconazole, tell your doctor if you have liver disease, kidney disease, a heart rhythm disorder, or a history of Long QT syndrome.

Take this medication for the full prescribed length of time. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. Skipping doses may also increase your risk of further infection that is resistant to antifungal medication. Fluconazole will not treat a viral infection such as the common cold or flu.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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