• Product Properties

    Composition

    Fluconazole 200mg

    Available form

    Capsule

    Primary use

    Anti-fungal

    Prescription required

    Yes

    Uses
    Treatment of the following conditions in adults and children
    • Cryptococcal meningitis and maintenance therapy to prevent relapse of cryptococcal disease in patients with AIDS.
    • Systemic candidiasis.
    • Oropharyngeal and oesophageal candidiasis.
    • Prevention of fungal infections in patients with malignancy who are predisposed to such infections as a result of cytotoxic chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
    • Vaginal candidiasis, acute or recurrent and prophylaxis to reduce the incidence of recurrent vaginal candidiasis
    • Candidial balanitis
    • Dermatomycosis including tinea cruris, tinea corporis, tinea pedis, tinea unguium (onychomycosis), and dermal candida infection
    How it works
    Fluconazole is a triazole antifungal drug which inhibits the cytochrome P-450 dependent enzymes resulting in impairment of ergosterol synthesis in the fungal cell membranes
    How to use
    Fungicore is taken orally in a dose adjusted manner, depending on the condition and the results of cultures and laboratory studies.
    Side effects
    Most commonly reported side effects include gastrointestinal symptoms such as abdominal pain, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, and flatulence. Abnormalities of hepatic, renal and haematological function have been observed during fluconazole therapy in some patients, particularly those with serious underlying diseases such as AIDS and cancer. Other side effects could be headache, rash, vision changes, taste perversion, fatigue and malaise.