Diflucan Tablets

Diflucan® (fluconazole) is a prescription antifungal medicine commonly used for the treatment of vaginal yeast infections, thrush, and other types of fungal infections. It can also be used to prevent yeast infections in people undergoing bone marrow transplantations. There are three different forms of Diflucan: tablets, suspension (oral liquid), and injection.
Diflucan belongs to a group of medications known commonly as "azole" antifungals. It works by inhibiting an enzyme that is used by fungal cells to make ergosterol, an important component of the fungal cell membrane. As a result, there is not enough ergosterol and too much of the compounds that are normally used to make ergosterol, and fungal growth is inhibited.
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Diflucan. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Some of the most common reactions to Diflucan tablets include but are not limited to:
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain).
(Click Diflucan for suggestions on when and how to take Diflucan tablets, how this medication works, and the various forms and strengths available.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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