Diflucan is used to treat vaginal candidiasis (a vaginal yeast infection), cryptococcal meningitis, oropharyngeal and esophageal candidiasis. It is also prescribed to patients who are undergoing bone marrow transplants, or receiving chemotherapy or radiation treatment, to reduce the incidence of candidiasis.
Diflucan comes in capsule and liquid form and is to be taken in strict accordance with a doctor’s directions. The usual dosage is once per day. The liquid is to be well-shaken before use. Do not stop taking Diflucan without speaking to your doctor, even if there is a significant improvement in your condition. Never increase or decrease the dosage without first consulting a doctor, and do not continue using Diflucan for longer than the prescribed period without your doctor’s permission.
If a dose is missed, it can be taken as soon as you remember, as long as it does not clash with the next scheduled dose. In this case, rather skip the missed dose. Never take a double dose.
Do not drink alcohol while using Diflucan as the combination can cause liver damage. Be cautious when driving or performing any potentially dangerous task. If you feel drowsy or dizzy avoid these activities.