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Brand name: Fluconazole (DBL) TM

Active ingredients: fluconazole

What it is used for

Treatment of cryptococcal meningitis in patients who are unable to tolerate amphotericin B. [Note. Data suggests that the clinical efficacy of fluconazole is lower than that of amphoterericin B in the treatment of the acute phase of cryptococcal meningitis.] Maintenance therapy to prevent relapse of cryptococcal meningitis in patients with AIDS. Treatment of oropharyngeal and oesophageal candidiasis in AIDS and other immunosuppressed patients. Secondary prophylaxis of oropharyngeal candidiasis in patients witth HIV infection. Serious and life-threatening Candida infections in patients who are unable to tolerate amphotericin B. [Note. It remains to be shown that fluconazole 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.] Vaginal candidiasis, when topical therapy has failed. 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 Effects).

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 5 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Hard gelatin capsule with opaque green head and body.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient fluconazole

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

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For side effects, taking other medicines and more

Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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