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Common use

Ortho Tri-Cyclen contains estrogenic compound ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate, a synthetic form of progesterone or a progestin (female hormone) which prevents ovulation and participates in regulation of menstruation. Progesterone is produced in an ovary after an egg matured and was released from it to prevent the release of further eggs. In case of pregnancy levels of progesterone in blood remain high maintaining the womb lining. Thus this hormone ‘tricks’ the body informing it that ovulation has already occurred and this way it may be used as contraception to prevent pregnancy. Ortho Tri-Cyclen impedes sperm cells to reach the uterus acting on cervical mucus and uterine lining and makes it more difficult for a fertilized egg to adhere to the uterus. It can also be used to treat severe achne.

Dosage and direction

Follow all doctor’s instructions regarding take of Ortho Tri-Cyclen. Never take it in larger amounts or take it longer than recommended. Take the first ‘active’ pill on the first day of your monthlies or on the first Sunday after your menstruation starts. Take one pill every day, desirably at the same time each day. When ‘active’ pills from the 28-day birth control pack are over take seven “reminder” pills (one tablet each day) to keep you on your regular cycle. Your monthlies usually starts while you are using these ‘reminder’ tablets.

Precautions

Avoid smoking cigarettes/using tobacco while using hormonal birth control pills due to increased risk of heart problems and stroke. The risk of heart diseases also aggravates with age (especially in women over 35 y.o.) and in those who smoker more than 15 cigarettes daily. Notify your doctor if you had in your history such conditions as: blood clotting, stroke, problems with circulation, a hormone-related cancer (breast or uterine cancer), unusual vaginal bleeding, liver malfunctions and diseases or malignant or benign liver tumors, jaundice caused by birth control pills. This drug cannot be used in pregnant women. Inform your surgeon if you are taking Ortho Tri-Cyclen as you may need to stop its intake.

Contraindications

Ortho Tri-Cyclen is contraindicated in patients who have suffered with thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders (including deep vein thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic in history), cerebral vascular or coronary artery disease, migraine, carcinoma of the breast, estrogendependent neoplasia, undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding, jaundice caused by cholestasis or a prior pill use, acute or chronic hepatocellular disease with abnormal liver function, adenomas or carcinomas in the liver, or in patients who are pregnant or hypersensitive to Ortho Tri-Cyclen.

Possible side effect

In case of allergic reaction caused by this medication (hives, swelling of face and tongue, rash) contact your doctor immediately. Other side effects may include nausea, vomiting, headache, stomach cramping/bloating, dizziness, vaginal discomfort/irritation, increased vaginal fluids, or breast tenderness/enlargement may occur. Acne may resolve or get worse. Vaginal bleeding between periods or irregular periods may occur, especially during the first months of treatment. This medication may rarely cause serious and in rare cases fatal problems from blood clots. If you noticed any of such symptoms stop taking Ortho Tri-Cyclen and seek for immediate medical attention.

Drug interaction

Decrease of contraceptive effect occur if Ortho Tri-Cyclen is concomitantly used with antibiotics, anticonvulsants, and other drugs that increase the metabolism of contraceptive steroids. Interaction is possible between Ortho Tri-Cyclen and phenylbutazone (Azolid, Butazolidin), St. John’s wort, seizure medicines such as phenytoin (Dilantin), topiramate (Topamax), carbamazepine (Tegretol), oxcarbazepine (Trileptal); barbiturates such as butabarbital (Butisol), secobarbital (Seconal), amobarbital (Amytal), phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton), mephobarbital (Mebaral); HIV medicines. Ascorbic acid and acetaminophen also are able to increase plasma ethinyl estradiol levels.

Missed dose

If you missed a pill risk of becoming pregnant increases. If you forgot to take one ‘active’ pill, take two pills as soon as you remember then return to your schedule. If you miss two ‘active’ pills in a row in first or second week of treatment, take two pills a day for two days in a row. Then return to your schedule. Use birth control test during seven days if such a ‘mistake’ occurred. If you miss two ‘active’ pills in a row during third week, or if you miss three pills in a row during any of the first three weeks, you need to start a new pack of pills as if you are a First Day starter.

If you did not take three ‘active’ pills in a row during any of the first three weeks, start a new pack on the same day as if you are a First Day starter.

If you skipped intake of two or more pills, you may not have a monthlies during this month. If you miss a period for two months in a row you might be pregnant.

If you miss any reminder pills, throw the missed pills away and return to your schedule.

Overdose

If you suspect that you took too much of the medication seek for immediate medical attention and drink glass of milk. Possible overdose symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and vaginal bleeding.

Storage

Store Ortho Tri-Cyclen in a dry tight container away from sunlight at room temperature between 15-30 C (59-86 F) away from children and pets.

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We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.

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ContentCommon use Ortho Tri-Cyclen contains estrogenic compound ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate, a synthetic form of progesterone or a progestin (female hormone) which prevents ovulation and participates in regulation of menstruation. Progesterone is produced in an ovary after an egg matured and was released from it to prevent the release of further eggs. In case of pregnancy levels of progesterone in blood remain high maintaining the womb lining. Thus this hormone 'tricks' the body informing it that ovulation has already occurred and this way it may be used as contraception to prevent pregnancy. Ortho Tri-Cyclen impedes sperm cells to reach the uterus acting on cervical mucus and uterine lining and makes it more difficult for a fertilized egg to adhere to the uterus. It can also be used to treat severe achne. Dosage and direction Follow all doctor's instructions regarding take of Ortho Tri-Cyclen. Never take it in larger amounts or take it longer than recommended. Take the first 'active' pill on the first day of your monthlies or on the first Sunday after your menstruation starts. Take one pill every day, desirably at the same time each day. When 'active' pills from the 28-day birth control pack are over take seven "reminder" pills (one tablet each day) to keep you on your regular cycle. Your monthlies usually starts while you are using these 'reminder' tablets. Precautions Avoid smoking cigarettes/using tobacco while using hormonal birth control pills due to increased risk of heart problems and stroke. The risk of heart diseases also aggravates with age (especially in women over 35 y.o.) and in those who smoker more than 15 cigarettes daily. Notify your doctor if you had in your history such conditions as: blood clotting, stroke, problems with circulation, a hormone-related cancer (breast or uterine cancer), unusual vaginal bleeding, liver malfunctions and diseases or malignant or benign liver tumors, jaundice caused by birth control pills. This drug cannot be used in pregnant women. Inform your surgeon if you are taking Ortho Tri-Cyclen as you may need to stop its intake. Contraindications Ortho Tri-Cyclen is contraindicated in patients who have suffered with thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic disorders (including deep vein thrombophlebitis or thromboembolic in history), cerebral vascular or coronary artery disease, migraine, carcinoma of the breast, estrogendependent neoplasia, undiagnosed abnormal genital bleeding, jaundice caused by cholestasis or a prior pill use, acute or chronic hepatocellular disease with abnormal liver function, adenomas or carcinomas in the liver, or in patients who are pregnant or hypersensitive to Ortho Tri-Cyclen. Possible side effect In case of allergic reaction caused by this medication (hives, swelling of face and tongue, rash) contact your doctor immediately. Other side effects may include nausea, vomiting, headache, stomach cramping/bloating, dizziness, vaginal discomfort/irritation, increased vaginal fluids, or breast tenderness/enlargement may occur. Acne may resolve or get worse. Vaginal bleeding between periods or irregular periods may occur, especially during the first months of treatment. This medication may rarely cause serious and in rare cases fatal problems from blood clots. If you noticed any of such symptoms stop taking Ortho Tri-Cyclen and seek for immediate medical attention. Drug interaction Decrease of contraceptive effect occur if Ortho Tri-Cyclen is concomitantly used with antibiotics, anticonvulsants, and other drugs that increase the metabolism of contraceptive steroids. Interaction is possible between Ortho Tri-Cyclen and phenylbutazone (Azolid, Butazolidin), St. John's wort, seizure medicines such as phenytoin (Dilantin), topiramate (Topamax), carbamazepine (Tegretol), oxcarbazepine (Trileptal); barbiturates such as butabarbital (Butisol), secobarbital (Seconal), amobarbital (Amytal), phenobarbital (Luminal, Solfoton), mephobarbital (Mebaral); HIV medicines. Ascorbic acid and acetaminophen also are able to increase plasma ethinyl estradiol levels. Missed dose If you missed a pill risk of becoming pregnant increases. If you forgot to take one 'active' pill, take two pills as soon as you remember then return to your schedule. If you miss two 'active' pills in a row in first or second week of treatment, take two pills a day for two days in a row. Then return to your schedule. Use birth control test during seven days if such a 'mistake' occurred. If you miss two 'active' pills in a row during third week, or if you miss three pills in a row during any of the first three weeks, you need to start a new pack of pills as if you are a First Day starter. If you did not take three 'active' pills in a row during any of the first three weeks, start a new pack on the same day as if you are a First Day starter. If you skipped intake of two or more pills, you may not have a monthlies during this month. If you miss a period for two months in a row you might be pregnant. If you miss any reminder pills, throw the missed pills away and return to your schedule. Overdose If you suspect that you took too much of the medication seek for immediate medical attention and drink glass of milk. Possible overdose symptoms include nausea, vomiting, and vaginal bleeding. Storage Store Ortho Tri-Cyclen in a dry tight container away from sunlight at room temperature between 15-30 C (59-86 F) away from children and pets. Disclaimer We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.Common use

Alesse is used to prevent ovulation as a contraception medication. The drug changes condition of cervical mucus and uterine lining and hampers movement of sperm cells to the uterus and attachment of a fertilized egg to the uterus.



Dosage and direction

Follow all recommendations of your health care advisor. Take the first on the first day of your menses or on the first Sunday after your period started. If you use Alesse for the firs time you may need additional birth control means. There are 28-day birth control packs with seven 'reminder' pills for the regular cycle. While you are using 'reminder' pills the period usually begins. Breakthrough bleeding is possible, if it becomes heavy and continues, inform your doctor. Take each pill each day about the same time. When your pill pack is over start a new one. In case of needed medical tests or surgery, it is possible that you may need to stop using Alesse for a short period of time.



Precautions

Additional birth control methods (condoms or a spermicide) may be needed when you start to use Alesse.

Intake of hormones may increase the risk of blood clotting, heart attack, stroke, especially in the patients over 35 y.o. or smokers. Inform your doctor if you have problems with heart, blood pressure, congestive heart failure, angina, high cholesterol, depression in history, seizures or epilepsy, diabetes, gallbladder disease, varicose veins, tuberculosis, uterine fibroid tumors, a history of fibrocystic breast disease, nodules, lumps.



Contraindications

This medication cannot be used in pregnant women or those just after delivery, in patients with a stroke or blood clot in history, circulation problems, vaginal bleeding, hormone-related cancer, liver disease or liver cancer, circulation problems, abnormal vaginal bleeding, migraine headaches, a heart valve disorder, severe high blood pressure, jaundice caused by birth control pills in history.



Side effects

Besides allergic symptoms (hives, skin rash, facial swelling, difficulty breathing) this medication may be a reason of sudden numbness or weakness, pain behind the eyes, problems with vision, headache, confusion, speech, or balance, a change in the pattern or severity of migraine headaches, chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling, swelling of the extremities, depression, loss of appetite, nausea, stomach pain, dark urine, jaundice.





Drug interaction

There are drugs which can interact with Alesse. Inform your doctor about all prescribed and over-the counter medications, herbal products and food supplements you use and especially about theophylline (Respbid, Theo-Dur), acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ascorbic acid (vitamin C), prednisolone (Orapred), St. John's wort, seizure medications, cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune), a barbiturate sedatives, HIV or AIDS medications, and antibiotics.



Missed dose

If you missed a pill risk of becoming pregnant increases. If you forgot to take one 'active' pill, take two pills as soon as you remember then return to your schedule. If you miss two 'active' pills in a row in first or second week of treatment, take two pills a day for two days in a row. Then return to your schedule. Use birth control test during seven days if such a 'mistake' occurred. If you miss two 'active' pills in a row during third week, or if you miss three pills in a row during any of the first three weeks, you need to start a new pack of pills as if you are a First Day starter.

If you did not take three 'active' pills in a row during any of the first three weeks, start a new pack on the same day as if you are a First Day starter.

If you skipped intake of two or more pills, you may not have a monthlies during this month. If you miss a period for two months in a row you might be pregnant.

If you miss any reminder pills, throw the missed pills away and return to your schedule.



Overdose

The most expected overdose symptoms of this medication are vomiting, nausea, and vaginal bleeding.



Storage

Store at room temperature between 20-25 C (68-77 F). Store away from moisture, heat, and sunlight. It is not recommended to store in a bathroom and places available for children.



Disclaimer

We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.

Common use

Provera contains medroxyprogesterone acetate, female hormone used to regulate ovulation and menstrual periods. The medication is used to treat secondary amenorrhea and abnormal uterine bleeding caused by hormonal imbalance (fibroids, uterine cancer), to reduce the incidence of endometrial hyperplasia in postmenopausal women.



Dosage and direction

Take 5 or 10 mg of this medication daily for 5 to 10 days. Take exactly according to recommendations of your doctor. Avoid taking larger amounts of the medication. Your doctor may administer to start taking the medication on a certain day of your menses. While you are on Provera examine your breasts for lumps on a monthly basis. Provera may change results of certain medical tests. Inform your doctor that you take this drug.



Precautions

Do not smoke while you take Provera, unless risk of blood clotting increases. Inform your doctor about conditions you may have as dose adjustment may be needed: hypertension, heart disease, recent stroke or heart attack, congestive heart failure, hypercalcinemia, high cholesterol or triglycerides, recent miscarriage or abortion, severe pelvic pain, asthma, migraine headaches, epilepsy, a thyroid disorder, diabetes, kidney disease, lupus, depression.



Contraindications

Do not take this medication if you have hypersensitivity to its components, pregnant, suffer with a hormone-related cancer of genitals or mammary gland, abnormal vaginal bleeding that has not been diagnosed, have liver disease, a history of stroke or blood clot, or breastfeed.



Side effects

The most frequent side effects of Provera are headache, dizziness, irritability, insomnia, drowsiness, fatigue, depression, nausea, abdominal pain, thrombophlebitis, cerebrovascular disorders, hypersensitivity nipple breast, galactorrhoea, erosion of the cervix, dysmenorrhea. High doses of the medication may produce acne, hirsutism, changes in body weight, moon face, hyperthermia, alopecia. Allergic reactions such as hives, rash, facial swelling and difficulty breathing are also possible.



Drug interaction

Aminoglutethimide reduces plasma concentrations and reduces efficiency of Provera. Inform your doctor about all prescribed and over-the-counter medications, herbal products, vitamins and food supplements you use.



Missed dose

Never take a double dose of this medication. If it is almost time of the next dose just skip the missed portion and continue to take the medicine according to the schedule.



Overdose

Overdose symptoms may be: dizziness, drowsiness, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, or vaginal bleeding. Seek immediate medical help if you experience the symptoms listed above.



Storage

Store at room temperature between 20-25 C (68-77 F). Store away from moisture, heat, and sunlight. It is not recommended to store in a bathroom and places available for children.



Disclaimer

We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.
Common use Ovral contains ethinyl estradiol and norgestrel, female hormones used to prevent ovulation as a contraception medication. The drug changes condition of cervical mucus and uterine lining and hampers movement of sperm cells to the uterus and attachment of a fertilized egg to the uterus. Dosage and direction Follow all recommendations of your health care advisor. Take the first on the first day of your menses or on the first Sunday after your period started. If you use Ovral for the firs time you may need additional birth control means. There are 28-day birth control packs with seven 'reminder' pills for the regular cycle. While you are using 'reminder' pills the period usually begins. Breakthrough bleeding is possible, if it becomes heavy and continues, inform your doctor. Take each pill each day about the same time. When your pill pack is over start a new one. In case of needed medical tests or surgery, it is possible that you may need to stop using Ovral for a short period of time. Precautions Additional birth control methods (condoms or a spermicide) may be needed when you start to use Ovral. Intake of hormones may increase the risk of blood clotting, heart attack, stroke, especially in the patients over 35 y.o. or smokers. Inform your doctor if you have problems with heart, blood pressure, congestive heart failure, angina, high cholesterol, depression in history, seizures or epilepsy, diabetes, gallbladder disease, varicose veins, tuberculosis, uterine fibroid tumors, a history of fibrocystic breast disease, nodules, lumps. Contraindications This medication cannot be used in pregnant women or those just after delivery, in patients with a stroke or blood clot in history, circulation problems, vaginal bleeding, hormone-related cancer, liver disease or liver cancer, circulation problems, abnormal vaginal bleeding, migraine headaches, a heart valve disorder, severe high blood pressure, jaundice caused by birth control pills in history. Side effects Besides allergic symptoms (hives, skin rash, facial swelling, difficulty breathing) this medication may be a reason of sudden numbness or weakness, pain behind the eyes, problems with vision, headache, confusion, speech, or balance, a change in the pattern or severity of migraine headaches, chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling, swelling of the extremities, depression, loss of appetite, nausea, stomach pain, dark urine, jaundice. Drug interaction There are drugs which can interact with Ovral. Inform your doctor about all prescribed and over-the counter medications, herbal products and food supplements you use and especially about theophylline (Respbid, Theo-Dur), acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ascorbic acid (vitamin C), prednisolone (Orapred), St. John's wort, seizure medications, cyclosporine (Gengraf, Neoral, Sandimmune), a barbiturate sedatives, HIV or AIDS medications, and antibiotics. Missed dose If you missed a pill risk of becoming pregnant increases. If you forgot to take one 'active' pill, take two pills as soon as you remember then return to your schedule. If you miss two 'active' pills in a row in first or second week of treatment, take two pills a day for two days in a row. Then return to your schedule. Use birth control test during seven days if such a 'mistake' occurred. If you miss two 'active' pills in a row during third week, or if you miss three pills in a row during any of the first three weeks, you need to start a new pack of pills as if you are a First Day starter. If you did not take three 'active' pills in a row during any of the first three weeks, start a new pack on the same day as if you are a First Day starter. If you skipped intake of two or more pills, you may not have a monthlies during this month. If you miss a period for two months in a row you might be pregnant. If you miss any reminder pills, throw the missed pills away and return to your schedule. Overdose The most expected overdose symptoms of this medication are vomiting, nausea, and vaginal bleeding. Storage Store at room temperature between 20-25 C (68-77 F). Store away from moisture, heat, and sunlight. It is not recommended to store in a bathroom and places available for children. Disclaimer We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.Common use Levonorgestrel is a hormone used as a contraception medication it is similar to progesterone and is its racemic isomer (norgestrel), which is twice more potent. The drug changes condition of cervical mucus and uterine lining and hampers movement of sperm cells to the uterus and attachment of a fertilized egg to the uterus. Levonorgestrel is administered to prevent pregnancy within 72 hours after the intercourse, if no contraceptive methods were used during it, or the used method was not reliable. Dosage and direction Take the medication orally. Take two tablets this way: the first tablet is taken as soon as possible after the intercourse (not later than within 72 hours); the second tablet should be taken in 12 hours (but not later than 16 hours) after the first tablet. If you had vomiting within three hours after intake of any tablet, take one more tablet. Levonorgestrel tablet of 0.75 mg may be taken on any day of your menses only if your previous period was normal. After emergency treatment with Levonorgestrel local barrier methods of contraception should be used (e.g. a condom). Precautions Recurrent use of Levonorgestrel during one menstrual cycle is not recommended due to possible disorders of the period. The medication does not substitute regular contraception medication and should be used only in case of emergency. Emergency medication sometimes fails to prevent pregnancy. This medication excretes to the breast milk. Take the pills after breastfeeding to decrease negative effects on your baby and avoid breastfeeding after the treatment. Inform your doctor if you have a bleeding or blood-clotting disorder, diabetes, a vaginal infection, a sexually transmitted disease, pelvic infection, heart disease, high blood pressure, or a heart valve disorder. Contraindications Do not take Levonorgestrel if you are pregnant because the medication does not end the pregnancy which has already occurred. The medication cannot be used in patients with abnormal vaginal bleeding, untreated or uncontrolled pelvic infection, serious pelvic infection following a pregnancy or abortion within the past 3 months, uterine fibroid tumors, history of pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), past or present breast cancer, liver disease or liver tumor, cervical or uterine cancer; a recent abnormal Pap smear, decreased immunity (leukemia, AIDS, IV drug abuse). Side effects The most frequent adverse reactions of Levonorgestrel include nausea, irregular pap smear bleeding, delay of menses for more than 7 days, dizziness, headache, a pain in the lower abdomen, nausea, vomiting, tension of the mammary glands, fatigue. Drug interaction Simultaneous use of the drugs, which induce liver enzymes accelerates metabolism of Levonorgestrel. These drugs may reduce the effectiveness of Levonorgestrel: barbiturates, including primidon, phenytoin and carbamazepine and drugs that contain St. John's wort (Hypericum perforatum), rifampicin, ritonavir, rifabutin, griseofulvin. Drugs that contain Levonorgestrel may increase toxicity of cyclosporine. Missed dose Missed dose is not supposed as this medication is taken when needed. Overdose Vomiting and bleeding are possible. Contact your doctor if you suspect overdose. Storage Store at room temperature between 20-25 C (68-77 F). Store away from moisture, heat, and sunlight. It is not recommended to store in a bathroom and places available for children. Disclaimer We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.

Common use

Diflucan is an anti-fungal antibiotic which used to treat fungal infections called candidiasis. This medication is prescribed for treatment such type of infections as vaginal, throat and fungal infections, infections of the urinary tract, peritonitis, and pneumonia. Diflucan works by killing sensitive fungi by interfering with the formation of the fungal cell membrane.



Dosage and direction

Take it orally once a day, with or without food using the measuring spoon. Take it at the same time each day if you want to get best result with a full glass of water. Diflucan make you feel better after 24 hours. However, your symptoms go away completely just after few days. If there is no change in your health after a few days consult with your doctor immediately.

Dosage for adults various from type of infection and consist:

1) Genital thrush - 150mg as a single dose

2) Mucosal thrush - dose depends on where the infection is located 50mg once daily during month.

3)Fungal skin infections - 50mg once daily for 2-4 weeks ;

4) Internal fungal infections 400mg on the first day then 200-400mg once daily for 6-8 weeks or longer if needed.

5) To stop you from getting fungal infections - 50-400mg once daily while you have risk to get an infection;

6) To stop infection caused by Cryptococcus from coming back - 100-200mg once daily indefinitely

Dosage for children 4 weeks to 15 years old also various from type of infection and consist:

1) mucosal infections - 3mg/kg once daily;

2)internal fungal infections - 6-12mg/kg once daily;

3)prevention of fungal infections - 3-12mg/kg once daily while at risk of getting an infection.

For children 2-4 weeks old it is same dose as above but given once every 2 days. A maximum dose of 12mg/kg every 2 days.

For children less than 2 weeks old it is same dose as above but given once every 3 days. Do not give more then 12mg/kg every 3 days.

Note: this instruction presented here just for review. It's very necessary to consult with your doctor before using. It help you to get best results.



Precautions

For vaginal yeast infections, doctors usually prescribe a single dose of Diflucan. If the yeast infection does not improve after 5 days, contact your doctor as soon as possible. Be careful with this medication if your medical history include liver disease or kidney disease. Although uncommon, this drug may make you dizzy, so be more attentive while you are driving or using machinery. Limit alcohol intake. Diflucan should not be used during pregnancy, becoming pregnant or lactating without doctor's advice. Do not use before breast-feeding without doctor's advice.



Contraindications

Diflucan is not allowed to people which are hypersensitivity to Fluconazole or other anti fungal azole preparations, eg clotrimazole, ketoconazole, itraconazole and other. Also Diflucan contraindicated in:

Kidney and liver disorders;

Cardiovascular diseases including heart diseases(heart rate or rhythm disturbances);

Low blood levels of calcium, magnesium or potassium.



Possible side effect

They may include an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat. Also the most possible side effects include:

nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);

fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;

severe blistering, peeling, and red skin rash;

easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness; or

seizure (convulsions).

Less serious include:

mild nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or upset stomach;

headache;

dizziness;

unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth; or

skin rash or itching.

If you experience one of them stop using Diflucan and tell your doctor as soon as possible. Also consult with your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual.



Drug interaction

Diflucan interact with such medication as:

a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin)

cyclosporine (Gengraf, Sandimmune, Neoral);

an oral diabetes medicine such as glipizide (Glucotrol), glyburide (Diabeta, Micronase, Glynase), tolbutamide (Orinase), tolazamide (Tolinase), chlorpropamide (Diabinese), and others;

rifabutin (Mycobutin) or rifampin (Rifadin, Rifater, Rifamate, Rimactane);

a sedative such as diazepam (Valium), lorazepam (Ativan), alprazolam (Xanax), or midazolam (Versed);

seizure medication such as phenytoin (Dilantin) or valproic acid (Depakene);

tacrolimus ((Prograf);

theophylline (Theo-Dur, Theolair, Theochron, Elixophyllin, Slo-Phyllin, others).

Also note that interaction between two medications does not always mean that you

must stop taking one of them. As usual it affects the the effect of drugs, so consult with your doctor about how it interactions are being managed or should be managed.



Missed dose

If you forgot to take your dose in time, please do it as soon as you remember. But do not take if it is too late or almost time for your next dose. Do not take double or extra doses. Take your usually dose next day in the same regularly time.



Overdose

Symptoms of Diflucan overdose may include: confusion or unusual thoughts or behavior. If you experience one of them call your doctor immediately.



Storage

Store at room temperature between 59-77 degrees F (15-25 degrees C) away from light and moisture, kids and pets. Do not use after expiration term.



Disclaimer

We provide only general information about medications which does not cover all directions, possible drug integrations, or precautions. Information at the site cannot be used for self-treatment and self-diagnosis. Any specific instructions for a particular patient should be agreed with your health care adviser or doctor in charge of the case. We disclaim reliability of this information and mistakes it could contain. We are not responsible for any direct, indirect, special or other indirect damage as a result of any use of the information on this site and also for consequences of self-treatment.

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50mg

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168pills, 252pills, 672pills, 84pills

Dose

0.15/0.03mg, 0.25/0.05mg

Pack

126pills, 189pills, 21pills, 252pills, 63pills, 84pills

Dose

10mg, 5mg

Pack

10pills, 120pills, 180pills, 20pills, 30pills, 360pills, 60pills, 90pills

Dose

300mcg

Pack

180pills, 270pills, 360pills, 90pills

Dose

1, 5mg

Pack

12pills, 18pills, 24pills, 30pills, 8pills

Dose

100mg, 150mg, 200mg, 50mg

Pack

10pills, 120pills, 180pills, 20pills, 30pills, 60pills, 90pills