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Brand name: Diflucan

Diflucan is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) fluconazole. On this page you will find out more about Diflucan, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: fluconazole

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Diflucan 200 mg/100 mL injection solution, 100 mL vial

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

INDICATIONS AS AT 21 MAY 2004 : DIFLUCAN, given orally, is indicated for: 1. Treatment of cryptococcal meningitis in patients who are unable to tolerate amphotericin B. NOTE : Data suggest that the clinical efficacy of DIFLUCAN is lower than that of amphotericin B in the treatment of the acute phase of cryptococcal meningitis. 2. Maintenance therapy to prevent relapse of cryptococcal meningitis in patients with AIDS. 3. Treatment of oropharyngeal and oesophageal candidiasis in AIDS and other immunosuppressed patients. 4. Secondary prophylaxis of oropharyngeal candidiasis in patients with HIV infection. 5. Serious and life-threatening candida infections in patients who are unable to tolerate amphotericin B. NOTE : It remains to be shown that DIFLUCAN is as effective as amphotericin B in the treatment of serious and life-threatening Candida infections. Until such data are available, amphotericin B remains the drug of choice. 6. Vaginal candidiasis when topical therapy has failed. 7. Treatment of extensive tinea corporis, extensive tinea cruris and extensive tinea pedis infections in immunocompetent patients in whom topical therapy is not a practical treatment option. Usually, topical therapy should be attempted first because oral therapy has a less favourable ratio of benefits to risks (see ADVERSE REACTIONS). DIFLUCAN IV is indicated for the same conditions in adults and children but should be used only when DIFLUCAN cannot be administered orally.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear colourless solution.
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
200mg/100mL x1: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Vial
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 5 Years
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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