What is Fluconazole?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Diflucan

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See also: Sinusitis II Nasal Spray

Fluconazole is an anti-fungal treatment used to treat or prevent certain fungal infections.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Candida (fungal) infection 63 44
Urinary tract infection 25 21
General health 16 10
Thrush 12 4
Prevent infection 6 3

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
2
Moderate
6
Mild
14
None
78

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fluconazole

Side effect Patients
Allergic reaction 1
Chafing 1
Chronic diarrhea 1
Diarrhea 1
Dizziness and feeling faint 1
Drowsiness 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fluconazole

Dosage Patients
50mg as needed 3
150 mg weekly 2
200 mg weekly 2
200 mg/100 mL-0.9% weekly 1
100 mg m,w,f 1
150 mg every other day 1
100 mg daily 1
150 mg daily 1
200 mg/100 mL-5% daily 1
800 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Fluconazole

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 64
Doctor's advice 18
Did not seem to work 11
Other 11
Side effects too severe 7
Personal research 4
Expense 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
See all 104 patients who've stopped taking Fluconazole

Duration

Currently taking Fluconazole

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 3

Stopped taking Fluconazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 54
1 - 6 months 21
6 months - 1 year 12
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 83
Usually 9
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 83
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 3
< $25 51
Not specified 43

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fluconazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Nystatin (Nystatin topical) 3
Itraconazole (Sporanox) 1

Patients stopped taking Fluconazole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Nystatin (Nystatin topical) 1
Terbinafine (Lamisil) 1
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10 patient evaluations for Fluconazole

Feb 1, 2017 (Started Jan 26, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for candida (fungal) infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 26, 2017 (Started Jan 26, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for candida (fungal) infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I tend to get yeast infections with most antibiotics. Since we just switched to a new one we are doing 1 dose of Diflucan every 3rd day for the course of the antibiotic.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 7, 2013 (Started Nov 20, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for thrush)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 14, 2013 (Started Jan 05, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for candida (fungal) infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Weekly
Advice & Tips: I am not sure how well this is working now after 4 months in, I had what may have been external thrush recently which I treated with an antifungal cream for a couple of days, and the symptoms subsided. I haven't had any examinations to actually determine if I have any thrush, and I also have had times where I was concerned it was coming back, but the major symptoms I was experiencing before the treatment have not returned.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 21, 2013 (Started Jan 05, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for candida (fungal) infection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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