Fluconazole Treatment for Troublesome Fungal Infections

September 20, 2015

One would need fluconazole treatment if they are suffering from certain fungal infections caused by Candida organisms.  Fluconazole treatment is a type of antifungal drug that is related to ketoconazole, clotrimazole, miconazole and itraconazole. Fluconazole treatment works by preventing the further growth and production of the membranes or outer layer enclosing the cells of fungi-causing infections.  The US FDA has approved the use of fluconazole treatment in the year 1990 of January.

Fluconazole treatment is mainly used in infections caused by Candida affecting the mouth, throat (esophagus) and vagina.  Fluconazole treatment may also be used in patients who suffer from peritonitis, urinary tract infections, pneumonia, and even disseminated infections because of Candida.  Fluconazole treatment can also be used for the treatment of cryptococcal meningitis.  Furthermore, fluconazole treatment is very useful in preventing infections of Candidal origin in those who have been subjected under radiation or chemotherapy right after having bone marrow transplant operations.

When taking fluconazole treatment, you can expect the following common side effects to occur: nausea, headache, tummy pain, dyspepsia, rashes, diarrhea, unusual taste, and dizziness.  Rare side effects associated with fluconazole treatment include angioedema (tissue swelling), severe allergic reactions, liver dysfunction such as hepatitis and jaundice, and abnormal heartbeat or palpitations. Click to continue…