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Try Fluconazole 150 mg If You Need a Strong Antifungal Medicine

There are many medicines out there that are extremely helpful to humans, and one of them belongs to a group of drugs called antifungals.  At certain points of our lives, we may need such medications to help us get rid of fungi-causing ailments that make us suffer and make our lives miserable, especially if that particular condition worsens.

Fluconazole 150 mg is part of the first-gen triazole antifungal medicines.  It is slightly different from the other azole antifungals like ketoconazole – instead of an imidazole ring, it has a triazole ring in its molecular structure.  Most imidazole antifungal medicines are used topically (applied externally), whereas fluconazole 150 mg and other triazole antifungals are more effective when it is given to the patient orally (swallowed or by mouth).  Also, fluconazole 150 mg is deemed to be more effective due to its improved safety level and its absorption within the body is very predictable.

Fluconazole 150 mg covers most of the Candida species, some dimorphic fungi organisms, dermatophytes, Cryptococcus neoformans, and many more.  The most common medical uses of fluconazole 150 mg include the following:

  • Fluconazole 150 mg is used mostly as a first-line treatment of non-systemic infections caused by Candida species that are located in the throat, mouth and vagina (vaginal yeast infection).
  • Fluconazole 150 mg is used also to help prevent Candida infections from occurring in patients who happen to have weakened immune systems.  Some examples of patients with weak immune systems include transplant patients, premature babies, patients with advanced infections of HIV, and those who have become neutropenic because of their cancer chemotherapy.
  • Fluconazole 150 mg is also a good medicine for people who have systemic Candida infections but have otherwise healthy immune systems, which include infections in the joints, bloodstream or kidney.  Your doctor may prescribe you a different antifungal if the infection involves the central nervous system or the heart.
  • Fluconazole 150 mg can also be used as a second-line agent for treating the infection involving the central nervous system called cryptococcal meningoencephalitis.
  • Fluconazole 150 mg is also a good prophylactic agent.  In patients who are undergoing transplant of the bone marrow (and received radiation therapy and/or cytotoxic chemotherapy), fluconazole 150 mg has shown to help lower the incidence of Candidiasis infections from occurring on such transplant patients.

Depending on your type of fungal infection, you will need a different fluconazole regimen, or as advised by your doctor.

If you have vaginal yeast infections, your doctor will most likely ask you to take fluconazole 150 mg to be taken as a single dose.

If you have esophageal candidiasis, you may need to take fluconazole 200 mg on the first day, then 100 mg once per day on the next days.  Treatment should last for a minimum of 3 weeks.

If you have a systemic Candida infection like pneumonia, disseminated candidiasis, and candidemia, your doctor may prescribe you to take fluconazole at up to a dose of 400 mg.

If you have UTI and/or peritonitis, daily dosages would range from 50 mg to 200 mg of fluconazole, and this has been proven to make patients become better again.

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August 22, 2015 at 6:18 pm
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