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Active ingredients: fluconazole
What it is used for
Fluconazole Sandoz Injection is indicated in adults and children for the following conditions only if fluconazole can not be administered orally. 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 acquired 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 and intravenous therapy has a less favourable ratio of benefits to risks. (See Adverse Effects.)
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Intravenous. This medicine or fluids is given through a needle or tube (catheter) inserted into a vein.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Do not Refrigerate
- Shelf lifetime is 4 Years.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
Clear, colourless solution, free from visible particles
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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.
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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