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 62 42
urinary tract infection 24 21
General health 16 10
Oral thrush (candidiasis) 12 6
Thrush 12 4
Yeast Infection (candida) 12 15

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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 75

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
100 mg daily 2
150 mg daily 2
200 mg twice daily 2
150mg as needed 2
2 other twice daily 1
150 mg monthly 1
200 mg weekly 1
100 mg m,w,f 1
150 mg m,w,f 1

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Why patients stopped taking Fluconazole

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 61
Doctor's advice 19
Other 11
Did not seem to work 10
Side effects too severe 7
Personal research 4
Expense 2
Change in health plan coverage 1
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Duration

Currently taking Fluconazole

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

Stopped taking Fluconazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 52
1 - 6 months 22
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 80
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 80
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 3
< $25 49
Not specified 42

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fluconazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Nystatin (Nystatin topical) 3
Fluticasone nasal spray (Flonase Nasal Spray) 1
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

firefly84
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firefly84
Data Quality: 3 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 32
Condition: autonomic neuropathy 26 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
autonomic neuropathy

See firefly84's full Fluconazole history

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

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jmellow
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jmellow
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: none
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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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

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phoenixhope
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phoenixhope
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F38y
CFS:18y Dx
FM:11y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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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

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