Fluconazole is used to treat fungal infections, including yeast infections of the vagina, mouth, throat, esophagus (tube leading from the mouth to the stomach), abdomen (area between the chest and waist), lungs, blood, and other organs. Fluconazole is also used to treat meningitis (infection of the membranes covering the brain and spine) caused by fungus. Fluconazole is also used to prevent yeast infections in patients who are likely to become infected because they are being treated with chemotherapy or radiation therapy before a bone marrow transplant (replacement of unhealthy spongy tissue inside the bones with healthy tissue). Fluconazole is in a class of antifungals called triazoles. It works by slowing the growth of fungi that cause infection. Fluconazole comes as a tablet and a suspension (liquid) to take by mouth. It is usually taken once a day, with or without food. Yes, men can get yeast infections, too, which can lead to a condition known as balanitis — inflammation of the head of the penis. Yeast infections in men are common because the fungus that causes yeast infections (candida) is normally present on skin, especially moist skin. When some contributing factor — such as having sex with a female partner who has a vaginal yeast infection — causes an overgrowth of candida, infection can result. Most male yeast infections are easily treated with over-the-counter antifungal medications. If you and your partner both have symptoms of a yeast infection, it's important that you both be treated to avoid reinfecting each other.
Diflucan contains fluconazole, so other brands of fluconazole should work the same. Sometimes, if the yeast infection is persistent you may need a longer course of antifungal. It may also be a good idea to use topical antifungal cream, as it has more local effect. Please talk to your doctor or Consumer information about the medication FLUCONAZOLE 150 MG - ORAL Diflucan, includes side effects, drug interactions, recommended dosages, and.