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Fluconazole (Diflucan®) is a prescription medication approved to treat certain fungal infections. It can also be used to prevent yeast infections in people undergoing bone marrow transplantations. There are several different forms of fluconazole: tablets, oral suspension, and injection.
The standard dose for treating vaginal yeast infections in adults is a single dose of fluconazole 150 mg taken by mouth.
The recommended dosage for the treatment of 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.
The standard dose for treating cryptococcal meningitis is 400 mg the first day, followed by 200 mg daily for 10 to 12 weeks. For preventing relapses of this infection in people with AIDS, the standard dosage is fluconazole 200 mg daily.
The recommended amount for preventing fungal infections in adults undergoing bone marrow transplantation is 400 mg once daily.
(Click Fluconazole Dosage for more information on when and how to take fluconazole tablets, how dosing works for children, and tips and precautions on using this particular medicine.)
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