Fluconazole 150 mg
Fluconazole (Diflucan®) is a prescription medicine approved to treat various types of fungal infections, including thrush and yeast infections. It comes in various forms and strengths, including:
- Fluconazole 50 mg tablets
- Fluconazole 100 mg tablets
- Fluconazole 150 mg tablets
- Fluconazole 200 mg tablets
- Fluconazole powder for oral suspension (which is mixed by a pharmacist to a concentration of 10 or 40 mg per mL, depending on the strength)
- Fluconazole 2 mg per mL injection (available in various package sizes).
The standard amount for treating vaginal yeast infections in adults is a single dose of fluconazole 150 mg taken by mouth. The recommended dosage for treating thrush is 200 mg on the first day, followed by 100 mg once daily for at least two weeks (for thrush of the mouth or throat) or for at least three weeks (for thrush of the esophagus). The fluconazole dosages for treating other Candida infections (such as bloodstream, urinary tract, or abdominal infections) have not been clearly established.
(Click Fluconazole Dosage for information on how dosing works for the treatment of meningitis and the prevention of fungal infections in bone marrow transplant recipients, how a doctor will calculate amounts for children, and tips on using this medication.)