Fluzole is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) fluconazole. On this page you will find out more about Fluzole, 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:
Fluzole 200 mg hard capsule, 28
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
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What this medicine is for
Fluconazole, given orally, is indicated for treatment of cryptococcal meningitis in patients who are unable to tolerate amphotericin B. Note. Data suggest that the clinical efficacy of fluconazole is lower than that of amphotericin B in the treatment of the acute phase of cryptococcal meningitis. Maintenance therapy to prevent relapse of cryptococcal meningitis in patients with aquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Treatment of oropharyngeal and oesophageal candidiasis in AIDS and other immunosuppressed patients. Secondary prophylaxis of oropharyngeal candidiasis in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (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
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||White free flowing powder filled in empty hard gelatin capsule of size '0' with a violet cap and a white body|
|Dosage Form||Capsule, hard|
|Route of administration||Oral|
28 capsules: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||3 Years|
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 February 2018
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.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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