Antifungals: Diflucan

diflucan

Diflucan is an antifungal antibiotic that is used to treat fungal infections. Although often used by sufferers of Candidiasis, Diflucan can be used to combat any kind of fungal infections, affecting parts of the body like the mouth, throat, lungs and even the blood.

While Diflucan is undoubtedly effective against fungal infections, it is a powerful drug. If you suspect that you are enduring an outbreak of Candidiasis, it might be better to try some of the more natural remedies on this site before asking your doctor for Diflucan as a last resort.

How does Diflucan work?

Diflucan works by interfering with the cell membrane of the fungus. It creates small holes in the structure of the fungal cell that allow it to disintegrate into your bloodstream and exit your body.

How do you take Diflucan?

Diflucan comes in several forms, as a pill, suspension or infusion. Always take the full course recommended by your doctor, and notify him if you have any side effects. The severity of your infection will dictate the amount of Diflucan prescribed.

Who should not take Diflucan?

Pregnant women should avoid taking Diflucan, as should patients with liver disease, kidney disease, heart arrhythmia or a family history of Long QT syndrome.

Those who have allergies to Diflucan or other similar drugs like Lotrimin, Spectazole, Nizoral, Monistat, Ertaczo, Exelderm, Terazol, Vagistat-1 or Vfend, should also find an alternative treatment.

Diflucan Side Effects

Diflucan can have a variety of mostly mild side effects, such as nausea, headache, dizziness or itching. If more serious symptoms appear, such as signs of an allergic reaction, fever, skin-peeling or convulsions, alert your doctor immediately.

For lots more information on how to choose the right antifungal, take a look at my Ultimate Candida Diet treatment plan.

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