Fluconazole 150 mg for the Treatment of Candida Infections

Most people who are prescribed fluconazole 150 mg usually belong to the female populace, because fluconazole 150 mg is very effective in treating Candidiasis (thrush or yeast infection).

Signs and symptoms of candidiasis have variations, depending on the affected area.  Most people who are infected with Candida experience minor complications such as itching, discomfort, redness.  Of course, these complications can turn nasty if left untreated and it can even be fatal if nothing is done with it in affected communities.  In individuals who are considered immunocompetent, when they have candidiasis, it is typically a very localized (in a certain spot) infection of the mucosal or skin membranes, which includes any of the following: genitalia (vagina or penis), toenails or fingernails (onychomycosis), the urinary bladder, gastrointestinal tract, the esophagus or pharynx, and the oral cavity (thrush).

Candidiasis is one of the most common causes of vaginal itching or irritation (vaginitis), and it can also happen on the genitals of infected males.  If you have an infection of the vulva or vagina, you may experience burning sensation, itchiness, irritation, soreness and a whitish-gray discharge resembling cottage cheese.

Treatment of candidiasis (vaginal yeast infection) involves a one-time dosage of fluconazole 150 mg which is around 90% effective.  If the infection is localized, the treatment may be in the form of medicated douches and/or vaginal suppositories.

Keep in mind that other forms of yeast infections require very different dosages. Also, Candida albicans can tend to develop some resistance to fluconazole 150 mg, in cases of patients who carry the HIV/AIDS strain because they are usually the ones who are treated with multiple courses of fluconazole 150 mg for treatment of recurrent oral infections.

In some parts of the world, a few brands of fluconazole 150 mg can be bought without a prescription.  If you are going to take fluconazole 150 mg over the counter, take the time to read the instructions contained in the pack.  Also, it is best to talk about the problem with your doctor especially if you are having your first-ever case of vaginal yeast infection, if it is your second infection in just under 2 months, or if you are going to use fluconazole 150 mg to help treat a girl aged under 12 years old.

Fluconazole 150 mg must be taken by mouth, and it is normally a single dose.  It can be taken with or without food at any time per day, or as instructed by your doctor.  The effect of fluconazole 150 mg continues to work in your body for many days.  In case you feel or see that your problem has not improved after a few days of taking it, if you have developed another serious problem, or if the problem worsens, you should go visit your doctor and seek medical help immediately.

Fluconazole 150 mg can help you with fungal infections such as candidiasis, but keep in mind that this medication also has some side effects including diarrhea, stomach pain, dizziness, nausea or headache. Stop taking fluconazole 150 mg if you experience these rare yet serious side effects: irregular or quick heartbeats, syncope (fainting) or severe dizziness.

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