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The standard dose of Diflucan for treating vaginal yeast infections is 150 mg. For thrush, the recommended dosage is 200 mg on the first day, followed by 100 mg once daily for two to three weeks. Guidelines for the treatment of other Candida infections have not been clearly established. People undergoing bone marrow transplantation may take 400 mg daily to prevent fungal infections.

Diflucan Dosage: An Introduction

The dose of Diflucan® (fluconazole) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The medical condition being treated
  • Your age and weight (for children)
  • Other medications you are taking
  • Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust this amount unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.

Different Dosages and Forms for Diflucan

This medication is available in the following strengths and forms:
Interestingly, the recommended dosages are the same for the oral forms and the injectable forms, since the medication is absorbed well when taken by mouth.

Diflucan Dosing for Vaginal Yeast Infections

The standard dosage of Diflucan for treating vaginal yeast infections in adults is a single dose of 150 mg taken by mouth. Unlike most other yeast infection medications, Diflucan is not used vaginally. It works through the bloodstream to treat yeast infections.
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