) is an antifungal medication often prescribed to treat fungal infections. It can also be used to prevent yeast infections
in bone marrow transplant recipients. This medicine comes in the following forms and strengths:
- Diflucan 50 mg tablets
- Diflucan 100 mg tablets
- Diflucan 150 mg tablets
- Diflucan 200 mg tablets
- Diflucan powder for oral suspension (which is mixed by a pharmacist to a concentration of 10 or 40 mg per mL, depending on the strength)
- Diflucan 2 mg per mL injection (available in various package sizes).
People being treated for thrush typically start with Diflucan 200 mg (one tablet) on the first day before switching to 100 mg once daily for at least two to three weeks. The standard dosage for treating vaginal yeast infections
is a single dose of Diflucan 150 mg taken by mouth. The recommended dose for treating cryptococcal meningitis
is 400 mg the first day, followed by 200 mg daily for 10 to 12 weeks.
(Click Diflucan Dosage for more dosing guidelines, what your healthcare provider may consider before making a recommendation in your situation, and general warnings and precautions for those using this medication.)