Fluconazole Drug Information
Fluconazole (Diflucan®) is a prescription antifungal medication approved for the treatment of various fungal infections, such as yeast infections and thrush. People undergoing bone marrow transplantations can also take it to help prevent fungal infections. Fluconazole belongs to a group of drugs known commonly as "azole" antifungals.
In order to help minimize risks while taking fluconazole, drug information should be reviewed with your healthcare provider. For example, it is important to know that fluconazole may cause certain side effects, such as headaches, nausea, and abdominal pain. Also, since it may not be suitable for everyone, you should talk to your healthcare provider before starting the medication if you have:
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, hepatitis, or cirrhosis
- Heart disease
- An irregular heart rhythm
- Long QT syndrome
- An electrolyte imbalance
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
(Click Fluconazole for more drug information, including details on how fluconazole works, suggestions on when and how to take it, and other important warnings and precautions.)