Diflucan IV is used to treat certain fungal and yeast infections.
It belongs to a group of medicines called azole antibiotics.
It works by preventing the growth of the fungal and yeast organisms causing your infection.
Ask your doctor if you have any questions about why Diflucan IV has been prescribed for you.
Your doctor may have prescribed it for another reason.
Diflucan IV is available only with a doctor's prescription.
This medicine is not addictive.
Diflucan IV should not be given if you have an allergy to:
Symptoms of an allergic reaction may include shortness of breath, wheezing or difficulty breathing; swelling of the face, lips, tongue or other parts of the body; rash, itching or hives on the skin.
If you are receiving doses of 400 mg or more a day of Diflucan IV, terfenadine (a medicine used to treat allergies) should not be given.
Diflucan IV should not be given if you are taking cisapride (a medicine used to treat stomach problems).
Tell your doctor if you have allergies to any other medicines, foods, preservatives or dyes.
Tell your doctor if you have any other health problems, including:
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or if you plan to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.
Your doctor can discuss with you the risks and benefits involved.
If you have not told your doctor about any of the above, tell them before you are given Diflucan IV.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including any you get without a prescription from a pharmacy, supermarket or health food shop.
Some medicines and Diflucan IV may interfere with each other. These include :
These medicines and some others may be affected by Diflucan IV or may affect how well it works. You may need different amounts of your medicines, or you may need to use different medicines.
Talk to your doctor about the need for an additional method of contraception while being given Diflucan IV.
Diflucan IV may decrease the effectiveness of some birth control pills.
Your doctor and pharmacist have more information on medicines to be careful with or avoid while taking Diflucan IV.
Diflucan IV can only be given by a doctor or nurse.
It is usually infused slowly into a vein.
The amount of Diflucan IV you receive, and the length of your treatment, will depend on your body weight and kidney function. It will also depend on how quickly the infection is brought under control.
After a while, the injection may be stopped and you may begin to receive Diflucan capsules or oral suspension by mouth.
Because Diflucan IV is given to you by a health professional, overdose is unlikely to arise.
If you suffer from HIV or have a weakened immune system and develop a rash while being given Diflucan IV, tell your doctor immediately.
If this rash worsens, Diflucan IV may need to be stopped.
Be careful when driving vehicles or operating machinery as it should be taken into account that occasionally dizziness or seizures may occur.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist as soon as possible if you do not feel well while you are being given Diflucan IV.
This medicine helps most people with fungal and yeast infections, but it may have a few unwanted effects in some people. All medicines can have side effects. Sometimes they are serious, most of the time they are not. You may need medical attention if you get some of the side effects.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist to answer any questions you may have.
Do not be alarmed by the following list of side effects. You may not experience any of them.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any of the following and they worry you:
The above list includes the more common side effects of your medicine. They are usually mild and short-lived.
Tell your doctor as soon as possible if you notice any of the following:
These side effects are usually rare but can be serious and need urgent medical attention.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you notice anything that is making you feel unwell.
This is not a complete list of all possible side effects. Others may also occur in some people and there may be some side effects not yet known.
Diflucan IV should be kept in a dry place where the temperature stays below 30°C.
Your hospital pharmacy will store the Diflucan IV.
Diflucan IV is a clear, colourless solution and comes in clear glass vials of 50 mL and 100 mL # .
# Not Available in New Zealand
Diflucan IV 50 mL and 100 mL vials contain fluconazole 2 mg/mL.
Sodium chloride 0.9% solution