Fluconazole 200 mg Tablets
Fluconazole (Diflucan®) is an antifungal medication approved for treating various types of fungal infections. It can also be used to prevent fungal infections in people undergoing bone marrow transplantations. The drug is available by prescription only and 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 usual recommended amount for treating thrush in adults is one fluconazole 200 mg tablet 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 standard amount for treating vaginal yeast infections is a single dose of 150 mg taken by mouth. People undergoing bone marrow transplantation may take 400 mg once daily to help prevent fungal infections.
(Click Fluconazole Dosage for tips and precautions for using this particular antifungal medication, as well as dosing guidelines for the treatment of cryptococcal meningitis and other types of fungal infections.)