Fluconazole Tablets (150mg)
- Effective for both penile and vaginal thrush
- 1 Tablet to be used as a single dose
- Relieves the symptoms of thrush quickly
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What is Fluconazole?
Fluconazole 150mg thrush capsules are a treatment for penile and vaginal thrush. The capsule is taken orally to relieve symptoms quickly and effectively.
How will Fluconazole work for thrush?
Fluconazole 150mg thrush capsules are an antifungal medication which should normally be taken once a day in a single dose to relieve the symptoms of thrush.
This medicine works to provide relief from the soreness, itching and discharge that often comes with cases of both vaginal and penile thrush.
Can I buy Fluconazole over the counter?
Fluconazole 150mg thrush capsules are only available on prescription. You can buy Fluconazole 150mg thrush capsules from Medicine Direct after a simple and confidential online consultation with one of our registered doctors. They will review the answers you provide in our short questionnaire and prescribe this medication of it is the most suitable for your condition.
From there, you can order Fluconazole thrush capsules from our registered online pharmacy. Place your order by 2pm and you will also benefit from our next day delivery service.
What are the benefits of taking Fluconazole?
Fluconazole is a highly effective medicine to take to relieve the symptoms of thrush.
It is suitable for adults and adolescents who are over 16 years old and under 60 years old.
To effectively treat thrush symptoms with this medicine, you will normally only need to take one capsule each day. It can be taken at any point during the day and can also be taken with or without food.
Fluconazole 150mg thrush capsules will begin to work immediately; most people start to notice a significant improvement after just a few days, with most symptoms clearing completely after taking it for one week.
You can also use clotrimazole cream alongside Fluconazole capsules for extra relief from the external symptoms of thrush.
What are the symptoms of thrush and yeast infections?
Thrush symptoms can be different in men and women.
Thrush symptoms in women include:
- Soreness and stinging when you urinate
- Soreness and stinging during sex
- White vaginal discharge (similar to cottage cheese) which has no odour
Thrush symptoms in men include:
- An unpleasant smell
- Difficulty in pulling back the foreskin
- White discharge (similar to cottage cheese)
- Burning, redness and irritation under the foreskin and around the head of the penis
Thrush is not limited to the genital areas, either. It can also occur in areas such as the groin, armpits and between the fingers.
What causes thrush?
Thrush is caused by a fungus known as candida. This fungus is normally harmless.
While it is not classed as a sexually transmitted infection (STI), it can be caused by having sex.
Thrush is most likely to grow in moist and warm conditions, developing if the bacterial balance changes.
You may develop thrush if any of the below apply to you:
- You are pregnant
- You have damaged or irritated skin
- Your immune system is weakened (such as having chemotherapy or HIV)
- You are taking antibiotics
- You have diabetes that is not well controlled
- You are having hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
If you are displaying the symtoms of Thrush but want a diagnosis, you can use a self test kit for vaginal infections which can be used at home.
When should this medication not be used?
Fluconazole 150mg thrush capsules may not be suitable for everyone to take.
This product must not be used by anyone under 16 or over 60 years old.
You should make sure that you speak to your doctor if any of the below apply to you:
- You have heart disease
- You are allergic to fluconazole or any of the other ingredients contained in these capsules (please see the Ingredients tab for a full list of ingredients)
- You have had an allergic reaction to Fluconazole or any other medicine in the past
- You have (or have ever had) any liver or kidney problems
- You are prone to irritation of the skin
- You have the blood disorder acute porphyria
- You have abnormal levels of calcium, potassium or magnesium in your blood
Please read the patient information leaflet for full details on reasons why this treatment may not be suitable for you to take. If you are not sure whether or not Fluconazole capsules are safe for you to take, please speak to your doctor.
Helpful advice on medication restrictions and addiction
Speak to your doctor before taking Fluconazole if you have a history of addiction to medicine, or you are worried about addiction.
Please note, to ensure that you are ordering a treatment that is safe to take, only order medical products online from UK registered pharmacies, like Medicine Direct. We are fully regulated by the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), which means we can guarantee our customers genuine and safe versions of the medicines we sell.
All of our doctors and pharmacists are registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC), the General Medical Council (GMC) and the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA). This means they are fully qualified to prescribe treatment for the conditions we sell medicines for, just like your local GP. Everyone on our medical team also has experience in working in either an NHS hospital or another professional clinic setting.
Fluconazole Dosage and Directions
How do you take Fluconazole?
Our pharmacists and prescribers follow NICE guidelines when prescribing Fluconazole.
Always take Fluconazole as instructed by your doctor. Read the patient information leaflet thoroughly before you start taking it. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for further guidance if you are not sure how to take it.
Fluconazole is a single dose treatment which you should take daily.
Take 1 capsule each day. It does not matter what time you take the capsule, but ideally you should try to take it around the same time every day. This will help you to remember to take it.
The capsule can be taken with or without food. Swallow the capsule whole with a drink of water; do not crush or chew the capsule.
What if I miss a dose?
If you forget to take a capsule, just take it as soon as you remember, as long as it is not almost time for your next capsule. This treatment can be taken at any time during the day.
Do not take an extra dose to try and make up for missing a previous one.
What if I take more than I am supposed to?
An extra dose is unlikely to do you any harm. Speak to your doctor or call 111 if you have taken an extra dose of Fluconazole and become worried.
How to store this product
Store this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store in conditions above 25C and do not use after the expiry date, which can be found on the packet.
Fluconazole side effects
Like all medicines, Fluconazole capsules can cause side effects, although not everyone who takes them will suffer from them.
Common side effects of this medicine can include:
- Stomach pain
- Feeling sick or being sick
Please speak to your doctor if any of these reactions bother you or do not go away.
Please note, this list is not exhaustive. For information on rarer and more serious reactions associated with this product, please refer to the Side Effects tab on this page.
Serious Side Effects
A list of the common side effects can be found on the main product page.
Serious side effects of Fluconazole capsules are rare and will occur in less than 1 in every 100 people who take it. Nonetheless, you should seek immediate medical attention if you notice any of the following:
- You have yellowing of the skin or the whites of your eyes turn yellow, or you have dark urine or pale bowel movements (these may be signs of a liver problem)
- You have an irregular or faster heartbeat
- You bruise more easily or are more prone to infections (these may be signs of a blood disorder)
Severe allergic reactions
In very rare cases, it is possible to suffer a severe allergic reaction to Fluconazole.
You should either call 999 or go to A&E straight away if you get any of the following symptoms:
- You get tightness in your throat or chest
- You are finding it difficult to breathe or speak
- You get a skin rash that may include red, itchy, swollen, blistered or peeling skin
- You have swelling in your mouth, face, lips, tongue or throat
- You are wheezing
You may be having a severe allergic reaction and require immediate treatment in hospital.
Please note, these lists may not be exhaustive. Always read the patient information leaflet for comprehensive information on side effects and how to cope with them.
If you are worried about side effects while using this treatment, we strongly advise you to speak to your doctor or pharmacist.
What precautions to take when using Fluconazole
Fluconazole can interact with other medicines. Before you start taking Fluconazole thrush capsules, please ensure you inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are currently taking (or have recently taken) any other form of medication. This includes both prescription and non-prescription medication, herbal remedies, vitamins or supplements.
In particular, inform them if you are already taking any of the following medicines:
- The antibiotic erythromycin
- Pimozide or quetiapine (for mental illnesses like schizophrenia)
- Cisapride (for stomach problems)
- The allergy medicines terfenadine or astemizole
- Quinidine (for heart disease)
- Any statins medicines
- Losartan (for heart failure and high blood pressure)
- Ergotamine (for migraines and headaches)
- Carbamazepine (for nerve pain and epilepsy)
- The anticoagulant warfarin
- Reboxetine (for depression)
This product should not be used by anyone who is under 16 or over 60 years old.
Do not take more than 1 capsule in a 24 hour period.
Always read the patient information leaflet thoroughly for comprehensive details on warnings and drug interactions. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to your pharmacist or doctor.
Can I take this product while I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
This medicine is not normally prescribed for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Some studies have shown that Fluconazole thrush capsules could harm an unborn baby.
You should speak to your doctor before taking Fluconazole if:
- You are currently pregnant
- You are currently breastfeeding
- You think you might be pregnant
- You are trying to get pregnant
It is likely that your doctor will instead prescribe clotrimazole or a similar antifungal medicine.
For more information on taking Fluconazle during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Fluconazole is the active ingredient contained in each 150mg capsule.
Each capsule also contains the following inactive ingredients: Lactulose monohydrate, maize starch, sodium lauryl sulphate, colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate, titanium dioxide (El 71), Patent blue V (E 131) and gelatin.
Please speak to your doctor before taking this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed here.
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