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What is it?

Fluconazole is an antifungal medication used to treat vaginal yeast infections caused by an overgrowth of yeast (Candida).

How to take this medication:

This medication can be taken with water and/or with or without food.

Do NOT take this medication if you:

  • Are allergic to Fluconazole or any of the non-medicinal ingredients
  • Have had a previous reaction to Fluconazole
  • Are taking the medication Cisapride
  • Are currently pregnant

Tell your health care provider if you:

  • Have any liver or kidney problems
  • Are currently breastfeeding
  • Have a known heart problem such as heart failure, slow heartbeat, QT prolongation, or a family history of certain heart problems
  • Have consistently low level of potassium or magnesium

Side Effects:

Some people may experience the following side effects:

  • Upset stomach, stomach pain, nausea
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Hair loss

If you experience any of the following symptoms, seek medical attention right away:

  • fast/irregular heartbeat, severe dizziness, fainting
  • severe stomach pain, persistent nausea/vomiting, yellowing of the eyes/skin, dark urine
  • trouble breathing
  • swelling in the face, mouth and neck
  • severe skin rash, hives or blisters

Drug interactions:

There are many medications that may interact with Fluconazole. Tell your health care provider about any over-the-counter and prescription medications you are taking.

When to expect relief of symptoms:

Clearing a yeast infection does take time. Although this medication is taken only once, it remains active in your body for several days. Most people can expect to see symptom relief begin within 24 hours. If symptoms do not improve within 3–5 days of taking this medication, contact your health care provider.


Store tablets at room temperature. Do not allow medication to freeze. Keep out of reach and sight of children.

Points to remember:

This medication has been prescribed for your current condition only. Limit alcohol and cannabis intake as this may increase dizziness.