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Brand name: Fluconazole (Claris)

Fluconazole (Claris) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) fluconazole. On this page you will find out more about Fluconazole (Claris), 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:
Fluconazole (Claris) 100 mg/50 mL injection solution, 6 x 50 mL vials

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

Fluconazole-Claris Intravenous infusion should be used only when fluconazole cannot be administered orally: 1. 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. 2. Maintenance therapy to prevent relapse of cryptococcal meningitis in patients with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). 3. Treatment of oropharyngeal and oesophageal candidiasis in patients with AIDS and other immunosuppressed patients. 4. Secondary prophylaxis of oropharyngeal candidiasis in patients with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. 5. Vaginal candidiasis, when topical therapy has failed. 6. 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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Clear, colourless solution.
Dosage Form Injection, solution
Route of administration Intravenous
Medicine schedule
1 x 50mL vial and 6 x 50mL vials: 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 Protect from Light,Do not Refrigerate
Life time 3 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

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