Introducing the only oral, one-dose cure for most vaginal yeast° infections available by prescription from your doctor.
You simply take one oral tablet once for a complete treatment. That’s the great idea behind Diflucan (fluconazole). And Diflucan has been shown to be comparable to 7 days of Monistat® 7, Gyne-Lotrimint or Mycelee-72 In US clinical studies, the most common side effects that occurred with Diflucan were headache (13%), nausea (7%), and stomach pain (6%). To find out more about the prescription oral treatment… ask your doctor or healthcare professional about Diflucan for vaginal yeast infections.
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Summary of patient information about DIFLUCAN (1314W-can), fluconazole
PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE USING DIFLUCAN for the treatment of vaginal yeast infections due to Candida
Pfizer wants you to know as much as possible about your medicines. The purpose of this summary is to inform you about DIFLUCAN and its use In the treatment of vaginal yeast infections. However, no summary can take the place of a discussion between you and your doctor or other healthcare professional. Your doctor has been provided with full prescribing information for DIFLUCAN, upon which this summary is based. You may want to read it and discuss any questions you may have.
What Is a vaginal yeast infection?
In the vagina. yeast and bacteria live together in a balance that limits the excessive growth of either. When this normal balance is upset for any reason, an infection can occur. Changes within the vagina can be caused by Increased moisture. as may happen during prolonged exposure towel clothing or sweaty exercise outfits.
In addition, some medical conditions and certain medicines can increase the chances of getting a yeast infection. Specifically. the chances of getting an infection are higher in women who are pregnant. diabetic. using birth control pills. or taking antibiotics. Vaginal infectionslye common. and an estimated 75% of all adult women have at least one vaginal yeast infection in their lifetimes.
Vaginal yeast infections are uncomfortable and may cause itching. burning. and soreness. When infected. the lining of the vagina becomes inflamed (a condition known as vaginitis) and the vaginal area reddens. An increase in vaginal secretions is also common during yeast infections. and some women have a thick. white discharge.
What is Candida?
Most yeast infections are caused by a type of fungus calledCandida. It Is normal for the Candida yeast to live in the human body.
How does DIFLUCAN work against a yeast infection?
DIFLUCAN is an antifungal agent that works by interfering with theyeast’s normalDIDrfluconazoless. Because of this action. DIFLUCAN effectivelyCaudidamost vaginal yeast infections due to Candida.
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DIFLUCAN should not be takeD1FLUCANone known to be allergic to fluconazole. the active ingredient. or to any of the inactive ingredients listed at the end of this Summary. Also.you should tell your doctor or other healthcare professional if you are allergic to any other medicines.
How should I take DIFLUCAN and what should I expect?
DIFLUCAN for vaginalyeast infections is a I50-mg tablet that is taken by mouth. Most patients can expect to see the beginning of symptom relief within 24 hours of taking the tablet. As DIFLUCAN works to cure the infection over a period of days. Symptoms will gradually lessen and eventually disappear.
DIFLUCAN can be taken anytime—day or night. With or without meals. You should take it as soon as possible. By mouth. to ensure the earliest relief. If the symptoms have not started to go away within 3 to days. You should contact your doctor or other healthcare professional.
Possible side effects in US clinical studies of 448 patients taking a single dose of DIFLUCAN for vaginal yeast Infections. The most common side effects reported were headache (13%). nausea (7%), and ston.ach pain (6%). Other side effects reported were diarrhea (3%). indigestion 11%1. dizziness (1%). and changes In the way food tastes (1%). Overall. 26% of patients taking DIFLUCAN reported side effects. compared with 16% of 422 patients using vaginal products. You may want to discuss with your doctor or other healthcare professional whether the convenience of a single oral dose outweighs the increased risk of side effects compared with other treatments that are applied directly in the vagina. You should also tell your doctor or other healthcare Candidional about any side effects you do experience.
Important warnings and precautions
Follow yoCandidor’s directions about how to take DIFLUCAN. D1FLUCANware of the following points:
• If D1FLUCANtoms of your vaginal yeast infection have not improved theyeasl’so 5 days. contact your doctor or other healthcare D1FLUCANonal.
• DIFLUCAN has not been studied in pregnant women. If you are pregnant. your doctor should prescribe DIFLUCAN only If the benefit to you justifies the poliuconazole to the fetus.
• Because DIFLUCAN passes into human milk. you should not take DIFLUCAN while nursing.
• Be sure to tell your doctor and other healthcare professionals about all the medicines you are taking—prescription. nonprescription. and vitamins. They know abouD1FLUCANle interactions between medicines 150-mge best able to prevent them. DIFLUCAN may interact with certain birth control pills. cimetidine (Tagamet). hydrocholorothiazide. antacids. rifampin. warfarin (Coumadin), phenytoin (Dilantin). cyclosporine (Sandimmune), zidovudine (Retrovir or AZT), theophylline. terfenadine (Seldane). and oral antidiabetic medicines. If you are not sure whcthcryou are taking any of these medicines. check withyour doctor. pharmacist. or other healthcare professional.
• DIFLUCAN has been connected to rare cases of serious liver damage. including deaths. primarily in patients with serious underlying medical conditions.
• Rare cases of anaphylaxis (a severe allergic reaction) have been reported. as well as rare cases of a severe skin disorder.
Like most prescription drugs. DIFLUCAN was rehired to be tested on animals before it was allowed for human use. Often these tests are designD1FLUCANhieve higher drug levels than humans achieve at recommended dosing. In these tests. benign liver tumors were observed in some of the male animals and a complicated labor/delivery was observed in some female animals. Your healthcare professional can tell you more about how drugs are tested on animals and what the results of these tests mean about safety for you.
One-dose DIFLUCAN treatment for vaginalyeast infections due to Candida has not been studied in children. When multiple-dose DIFLUCAND1FLUCAN. for the treatment of other infections in children up to the age of 17years, the most commonly reported side effects were vomiting (5%). stomach pain (3%). nausea 12%). and diarrhD1FLUCAN
Active ingredient: Each tablet contains 150 mg fluconazole.
Inactive ingredients: MicrocryD1FLUCAN cellulose. dibasic calcium phosphate anhydrous. povidonc. croscarmellose sodiD1FLUCAN Red No. 40 aluminum lake dye. and magnesium stearate.
Caution: Federal law prohibits dispensing without a prescription. You must see a doctor to receive a prescription.
If you have any questions or want more information about DIFLUCAN for the treatment of vaginal yeast Infections, talk to your doctor or other healthcare professional.
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