Fucon

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Generic Name: Fucon Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Fucon (fluconazole) used for?

Fucon is commonly used for treating serious fungal or yeast infections, such as vaginal candidiasis, oropharyngeal candidiasis (thrush, oral thrush), esophageal candidiasis (candida esophagitis), other candida infections (including urinary tract infections, peritonitis [inflammation of the lining of abdomen or stomach], and infections that may occur in different parts of the body), or fungal (cryptococcal) meningitis.

How should I take Fucon (fluconazole)?

For orally taken form, you should:

  • Take Fucon by mouth as directed by your doctor concerning: dose, schedule.
  • Read the label carefully before using Fucon.
  • Consult your doctor for any information on the label that you do not clearly understand.

How do I store Fucon (fluconazole)?

Fucon is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Fucon in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Fucon that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Fucon down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Fucon (fluconazole)?

Before using Fucon, tell your doctor if you have:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Fucon or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using this medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Fucon (fluconazole)?

Some of side effects are listed below:

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Skin rash
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Chills
  • Clay-colored stools
  • Cough
  • Dark urine
  • Difficulty with swallowing
  • Dizziness
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Fever
  • General feeling of tiredness or weakness
  • Hives, itching, or skin rash
  • Large, hive-like swelling on the face, eyelids, lips, tongue, throat, hands, legs, feet, or sex organs
  • Light-colored stools
  • Loss of appetite
  • Puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • Tightness in the chest
  • Unpleasant breath odor
  • Unusual tiredness or weakness
  • Upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  • Vomiting of blood
  • Yellow eyes and skin

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Fucon (fluconazole)?

Fucon may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Fucon (fluconazole)?

Fucon may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Fucon (fluconazole)?

Fucon may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Health conditions that may interact with this drug are:

  • Electrolyte problems (mineral imbalance)
  • Heart disease
  • Rhythm problems
  • Fructose intolerance (rare hereditary problem)
  • Galactose intolerance (rare hereditary problem)
  • Glucose-galactose malabsorption (rare hereditary problem)
  • Lactase deficiency (rare hereditary problem)
  • Sucrase-isomaltase deficiency (rare hereditary problem)
  • Heart rhythm problems (e.g., qt prolongation)
  • Liver disease
  • Kidney disease

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Fucon (fluconazole).

What is the dose of Fucon (fluconazole) for an adult?

For cryptococcal meningitis: 400 milligrams (mg) on the first day, followed by 200 mg once a day for at least 10 to 12 weeks.

For esophageal candidiasis:200 milligrams (mg) on the first day, followed by 100 mg once a day for at least 3 weeks for children over 13 years of age.

For oropharyngeal candidiasis: 200 milligrams (mg) on the first day, followed by 100 mg once a day for at least 2 weeks.

For other infections that may occur in different parts of the body: up to 400 milligrams (mg) per day.

For urinary tract infections or peritonitis:50-200 milligrams (mg) per day.

For vaginal candidiasis: 150 milligrams (mg) taken as a single dose.

For prevention of candidiasis during bone marrow transplantation: 400 milligrams (mg) once a day.

What is the dose of Fucon (fluconazole) for a child?

For cryptococcal meningitis: 400 milligrams (mg) on the first day for children over 13 years old, followed by 200 mg once a day for at least 10 to 12 weeks.

For esophageal candidiasis:200 milligrams (mg) on the first day, followed by 100 mg once a day for at least 3 weeks for children over 13 years of age.

For oropharyngeal candidiasis: 200 milligrams (mg) on the first day, followed by 100 mg once a day for at least 2 weeks for children over 13 years old.

For other infections that may occur in different parts of the body: up to 400 milligrams (mg) per day for children over 13 years old.

For urinary tract infections or peritonitis:50-200 milligrams (mg) per day for children over 13 years old.

For vaginal candidiasis: 150 milligrams (mg) taken as a single dose for children over 13 years old.

For prevention of candidiasis during bone marrow transplantation: 400 milligrams (mg) once a day for children over 13 years old.

The dosage has not been established in patients less than 13 years old. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Fucon (fluconazole) available?

Fucon is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Tablet 150 mg

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Fucon, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: July 12, 2017 | Last Modified: September 13, 2019

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