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
Candidiasis (yeast infection) 54 36
UTI (Urinary Tract Infection) 21 18
General health 15 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 5
Mild 11
None 68

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fluconazole

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

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fluconazole

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

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Why patients stopped taking Fluconazole

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Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 55
Doctor's advice 18
Other 12
Did not seem to work 9
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 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Fluconazole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 45
1 - 6 months 22
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 70
Usually 7
Sometimes 7
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 8
Not at all hard to take 71
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 3
< $25 46
Not specified 34

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Fluconazole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Nystatin (Nystatin topical) 2
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9 patient evaluations for Fluconazole

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jmellow
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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

See jmellow's full Fluconazole history

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:17y Dx
FM:11y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Apr 14, 2013 (Started Jan 05, 2013)

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

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rif
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : mild
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I am: g
I have:
HIV

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Jun 30, 2011 (Started Nov 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Fungal infection)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

Jun 30, 1956 (Started Nov 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Fungal infection)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks
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