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  • Contains / Salt: Fluconazole (150 mg)
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Fluka Information

Fluka is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Fungal Infections, Candidal Infection, Urinary Tract Infection. Secondary and off-label uses of Fluka have also been mentioned below.

The optimal dosage of Fluka is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Refer to the dosage section for a detailed discussion.

Some other side effects of Fluka have been listed ahead. Usually, these side effects of Fluka go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Consult your doctor if these side effects become worse or stay for a longer duration.

It is also important to note that Fluka has a Severe effect for pregnant women and Safe effect on lactating mothers. It is important to know if Fluka has any effect on the kidney, liver and heart. Information on such adverse effects, if any, has been given in the Fluka related warnings section.

Fluka is contraindicated in people with pre-existing medical conditions like Liver Disease as it can result in adverse effects. The section on Fluka contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug interactions for Fluka have been reported in the medical literature. A complete list of these interactions is given below.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Fluka is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Fluka Benefits & Uses

Fluka is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Fluka Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult(Female)
  • Disease: Vaginal Yeast Infection
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 150 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 3 days
  • Special Instructions: Then once a week for 6 months
Adult
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 400 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 1 days
  • Special Instructions: Then 200 - 800 mg/day for 28 days
Geriatric
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 400 mg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 1 days
  • Special Instructions: Then 200 - 800 mg/day for 28 days
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 12 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
2 - 12 years (Child)
  • Disease: Fungal Infections
  • Before or After Meal: After Meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 6 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 1 daily
  • Course Duration: 4 weeks
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Fluka Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Fluka safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women may get severe side effects after taking Fluka. If you are pregnant, do not take Fluka without a doctor's advice.

    Severe
  • Is the use of Fluka safe during breastfeeding?


    Fluka is safe for breastfeeding women.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Fluka on the Kidneys?


    Fluka may cause harmful effects on kidney. if you feel its having any such effect, then stop taking this drug, and restart only on your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • What is the effect of Fluka on the Liver?


    Fluka may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Fluka on the Heart?


    Very few cases of side effects of Fluka on the heart have been reported.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Fluka with Other Drugs

Fluka should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate

Mild



Fluka Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Fluka unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Fluka

  • Is this Fluka habit forming or addictive?


    Fluka does not cause addiction.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Fluka as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, but consume Fluka only on doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    There is no benefit of taking Fluka for mental disorders.

    No

Fluka Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Fluka


    It is safe to take Fluka with food.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Fluka


    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Fluka with alcohol.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Fluka

Question about 5 years ago

Can I discontinue Fluka on my own or without doctors advice?

Dr. Anand Singh MBBS , General Physician

Discontinuation of Fluka on your own can cause unwanted side effects such as a headache, dizziness, stomach upset, and diarrhea. You are recommended to always consult a doctor before discontinuing this medicine.

Question almost 5 years ago

Is Fluka safe for babies?

Dr. Ram Saini MD, MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Fluka safe for babies. It is used to treat several types of fungal diseases in infants. However, it is best to inform the doctor if your baby experiences any allergic symptoms after using this medication.

Question over 4 years ago

Can Fluka cause irregular period?

Dr. Roshni Poonja MBBS , General Physician, Internal Medicine

Rarely, Fluka can cause irregular periods. However, if you're experiencing conditions such as leucorrhoea (whitish or yellowish vaginal discharge), menorrhagia (abnormally heavy bleeding at menstruation) and dysmenorrhea (Painful periods) after taking this medication. Inform your doctor and see a gynaecologist.

Question over 4 years ago

Does Fluka cause constipation?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

Occasionally, Fluka causes constipation when it is taken orally, while the interavenous administration of the medication does not cause constipation or other stomach related issues.

Question over 4 years ago

Can i take Fluka with ibuprofen?

Dr. Manju Shekhawat MBBS , General Physician

No, ideally Fluka should not be taken with ibuprofen because it may increase unwanted gastrointestinal complications such as indigestion, stomach pain, and flatulence.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Diflucan® (fluconazole)

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 793-794

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