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The recommended dose for thrush in adults is Diflucan 200 mg on the first day, followed by 100 mg once daily for at least two weeks (for thrush of the mouth or throat) or at least three weeks (for thrush of the esophagus).
The Diflucan dosages for treating other Candida infections (such as bloodstream, urinary tract, or abdominal infections) have not been clearly established. A wide range of amounts, from 50 to 400 mg daily, have been used.
The standard dose of Diflucan for treating cryptococcal meningitis in adults is 400 mg the first day, followed by 200 mg daily for 10 to 12 weeks. For preventing relapses of this infection in people with AIDS, the standard amount is 200 mg daily.
The recommended Diflucan dosage for preventing fungal infections in adults undergoing bone marrow transplantation is 400 mg once daily.
Your child's healthcare provider will calculate an appropriate amount based on your child's age and weight.
Some considerations for people taking Diflucan include the following:
- Diflucan comes in tablet, suspension (oral liquid), and injectable forms
- You can take this medication with or without food and at any time of the day
- Be sure to shake the oral suspension well before each dose
For the medicine to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed
- If you are unsure about anything related to Diflucan dosing, please talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.