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Before you start taking fluconazole (Diflucan®), information concerning the safety of using this antifungal medication should be reviewed with your healthcare provider. Some people may not be able to safely take this drug; it is important to talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking fluconazole 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 other allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Fluconazole is commonly used for treating vaginal yeast infections, thrush, and various other fungal infections. People undergoing bone marrow transplantations can also take it to help prevent fungal infections. The medicine works to reduce fungal growth by inhibiting an enzyme that is used by fungal cells to make ergosterol, an important component of the fungal cell membrane.
(Click Fluconazole for more information about these various uses, how this medication works, and what side effects may occur during the treatment process.)
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