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What You Should Know about Fluconazole 150 mg

Monday, October 21st, 2013

Diflucan, or its generic name fluconazole, has many uses when it comes to eliminating infections that are of yeast or fungal origin.  Fluconazole 150 mg effectively kills the fungi (that is causing an infection) by means of interrupting some processes occurring within their cell membranes.  Basically, fluconazole stops the fungi from producing a substance known as ergosterol.  Ergosterol is not present in animal or plant cells.  It is a crucial component of fungal and yeast cell membranes, and it mainly functions just like cholesterol in animal cells.  The interruption of ergosterol production results to holes appearing in the cell membrane of the fungi.  The cell membranes of fungi are important for their survival, because it functions in keeping away unwanted elements from entering the cells, just like a barrier. Also, it prevents the contents of the cell from pouring out.  Fluconazole causes holes to occur in the fungal cell membranes, which results to the vital components of the fungal cells to come out, killing the fungi, and thus treating the infection. (more…)