) is a prescription antifungal medication. It is approved to treat a variety of different fungal infections, such as yeast infections
and thrush. The drug can also be used to prevent yeast infections
in people undergoing bone marrow transplantations.
Who Makes This Medication?
Brand-name Diflucan is made by Pfizer, Inc. Generic versions are made by various manufacturers.
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 it), and fungal growth is inhibited.
When and How to Take Diflucan
Some general considerations for those taking Diflucan include the following: