Fluconazole is used to prevent and treat a variety of fungal and yeast infections. It belongs to a class of drugs called azole antifungals. It works by stopping the growth of certain types of fungus.
BRAND NAME :- FLYTOL POWDER
COMPOSITION :- FLUCONAZOLE 1 %
PACKING :- 75 MG
MRP :- 110.00
MEDICATION USED FOR
Fluconazole is used to treat serious fungal or yeast infections, such as vaginal candidiasis, oropharyngeal candidiasis (thrush, oral thrush), esophageal candidiasis (candida esophagitis), other candida infections (including urinary tract infections, peritonitis [inflammation of the lining of abdomen or stomach]
Fluconazole is indicated in the treatment of mycoses caused by Candida, Cryptococcus and other susceptible yeast, in particular:
1. Mucosal candidiasis: These include oropharyngeal candidiasis, oesophageal, non-invasive bronchopulmonary infections, candiduria, mucocutaneous candidiasis and chronic atrophic oral candidiasis (denture sore mouth). Both normal hosts and immunocompromised patients may be treated.
2 Systemic candidiasis (including disseminated deep infections and peritonitis).
3. Acute cryptococcal meningitis in adults, including patients with AIDS, transplanted patients or other patients with other causes of immunosuppression.
4. Genital candidiasis. Acute or recurrent vaginal candidiasis. Candida balanitis. The treatment of partners who present with symptomatic genital candidiasis should be considered.
5. Prevention of fungal infections in patients predisposed to such infections as a result of chemotherapy or radiotherapy, including bone transplant patients.
6. Dermatomycosis, including infections such as Tinea pedis, Tinea corporis, Tinea cruris, Tinea versicolor. Fluconazole is not indicated for nail infections and tinea capitis.
MECHANISM OF ACTION
Inhibits fungal cytochrome P450 3A dependent enzyme, decreases ergosterol synthesis and inhibits cell membrane formation.Fluconazole works by blocking the ability of the fungi Candida and Cryptococcus to reproduce. For people with infections from these fungi, this drug helps to get rid of the infection. For people at higher risk of candidiasis, it helps to prevent infection.