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Diflucan (Fluconazole) - An Overview
Diflucan (fluconazole) is a type of medication used in the treatment of specific types of fungal infections. Through Push Health, people who might need a fluconazole prescription can connect with a medical provider through Push Health who can prescribe Diflucan pills online so that they can be made available at a local pharmacy.
What Is Diflucan Used For?
Diflucan, or fluconazole, belongs to a class of medications known as triazole antifungal medications. Diflucan is indicated for the treatment of vaginal candidiasis (vaginal yeast infections due to Candida). Diflucan is also indicated for the treatment of oropharyngeal and esophageal candidiasis and cryptococcal meningitis. Diflucan has been shown to be active against most of the following strains:
- Candida albicans
- Candida glabrata
- Candida parapsilosis
- Candida tropicalis
- Cryptococcus neoformans
Diflucan - Dosage & OTC Availability
Diflucan can be taken orally in tablet form and as an oral suspension and is also available by intravenous infusion. Fluconazole itself is found as a white powder with a crystalline structure. Diflucan (fluconazole) is a prescription medicine and is therefore not available over-the-counter (OTC). The cost of Diflucan is roughly $2 per pill at many pharmacies which makes most Diflucan regimens relatively affordable. Diflucan coupons may be available from the manufacturer or other sources. Some insurance plans may also cover the costs associated with a Diflucan prescription. Diflucan 150 mg is a typically prescribed dose for minor issues. Diflucan (fluconazole) tablets are pink and trapezoidal in shape and are available in bottles or blister packs containing fluconazole 50 mg, fluconazole 100 mg and fluconazole 200 mg tablets. Diflucan tablets should be stored below 30° C.
Diflucan (Fluconazole) - Metabolism
After oral or intravenous ingestion of fluconazole, the bioavailability is approximately 90% and peak plasma concentrations are observed in between one and two hours in fasted, normal volunteers. Steady state concentrations are generally achieved within ten days. Fluconazole has a plasma elimination half-life of 20-50 hours after an oral dose. Diflucan can be take with or without meals. Fluconazole is affected by renal function as much of the drug is excreted in the urine. As a result, Diflucan should be administered with caution or not used at all by people with renal dysfunction (kidney problems).
Can I Buy Diflucan Online or OTC?
Diflucan (fluconazole) requires a prescription from a licensed medical provider to be dispensed in the United States. As a result, one cannot just buy Diflucan online and Diflucan OTC is not available. Push Health can connect people who need Diflucan medication with licensed medical providers who can prescribe Diflucan pills if it is appropriate and safe to do so.
Diflucan - Side Effects
Diflucan (fluconazole), like all medications, has side effects when used. Common side effects of Diflucan include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, and abdominal pain. Other side effects include exfoliative skin disorders and cardiac arrhythmias (especially QT prolongation). Diflucan should not be used by people with liver or kidney dysfunction. Diflucan capsules contain lactose and should not be given to people with rare hereditary problems of galactose intolerance, Lapp lactase deficiency, or glucose-galactose malabsorption. Diflucan is a potent inhibitor of cytochrome P450 isoenzymes and caution should be exercised when Diflucan is used with other medications. It is not recommended to drink alcohol while taking Diflucan. All questions regarding Diflucan's side effects should be directed to one's medical provider and pharmacist.
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Last updated September 1, 2019. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.