Fluconazole is mainly an active ingredient used in medication that treats fungal infections. It is a triazole fungistatic agent used in the treatment of systemic and superficial fungal infections. The therapy of the medication can cause transient mild-to-moderate serum aminotransferase elevations. It is a known cause of clinically apparent acute drug-induced liver injury. It treats mucosal candidiasis and systemic infections like systemic candidiasis, coccidioidomycosis, and cryptococcosis.
Class of Drugs – Azole antifungals
Molecular Formula – C13H12F2N6O
Molecular Weight - 306.27 g/mol
Working: This active ingredient Fluconazole belongs to a class of drugs called triazole antifungals. This medication works by blocking the ability of the fungi Candida and Cryptococcus to reproduce. It also helps to get rid of the infection. It can be used to prevent infection.
Uses: This effective medication is used to prevent and treat candidiasis. The infection is caused due to many types of fungus Candida. It also treats meningitis i.e. infection of the brain and spinal cord that’s caused by the fungus Cryptococcus.
Fluconazole can be used in people who have had bone marrow transplants to prevent candidiasis. This is because their immune systems are weakened, which makes them more likely to become infected with a severe form of candidiasis.
Popular Brands and Dosages: The effective active ingredient is available in popular brands as follows:
- Diflucan: 50 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, and 200 mg
The medication should be administered as prescribed by the doctor.