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Side effects of fluconazole?

Answered by: Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli

Last Updated: November 19, 2020 3:04 PM

Anonymous 6 months

hi doctor, I was prescribed with fluconazole for fungal infection and i took the meds yesterday. However, will the medicine cause blood in urine and a little stomach cramps as side effects?

Dr Nur Syuhada binti Zulkifli 6 months
General Practitioner

Thank you for your questions. The following answers regarding your current queries are just general descriptions due to the limited information provided by you. Click on this link (DoctorOnCall) for a private consultation with our doctors.

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Fluconazole medication is used to prevent and fight a variety of yeast and fungal infections. It belongs to a class of medication called azole groups. It acts by preventing the growth of certain types of yeast like candida for example.

Take this medication is taken orally with or without food as directed by your GP, usually once daily. If you are taking the liquid suspension form of this drugs, shake the bottle well before using each dose. It is good to measure the dose first using a special measuring thing like spoon. If can do not use a normal kitchen spoon because you may not get the correct dose.

Dosage is based on your health conditions, it is measured by your doctor based on your response to treatment. This medication acts best when the amount of drugs in your body is kept at a same level. Thus, consume it at the same time each day as per usual. Continue to take this oral medication until the full prescribed dosage is finished, even if symptoms are gone within a few days.

Stopping the medication abruptly or too early can allow the yeast to continue to grow, which may result in a re occurance of the infection. Report to your local GP if your symptoms persists or if it is getting worse.

The side effects for this medications include:-

  • nausea and vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • stomach pain
  • dizziness
  • headache
  • loss of hair
  • fainting
  • yellowing of eyes

A very serious allergic reaction to this medication rarely happens. But, get medical help straight away if you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction for example rash, itching, difficultiy in breathing and any swellings.

Please click on this link (DoctorOnCall) to talk to us privately online and discuss further about your symptoms and treatment needed. Thank you.

Last Updated: Thu Nov 19 2020 15:04:38 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
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