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Important Safety Information for Diflucan Patients

Diflucan Safety InfoDiflucan® (fluconazole) is an antibiotic that is prescribed for the treatment of various types of yeast infections such as those of the vagina, throat, mouth and esophagus. It is also prescribed for the prevention of infection in certain patients with weak immune systems. If you are prescribed Diflucan® (fluconazole), there are certain things you should know.

The following is a list of things you should know if you are prescribed Diflucan® (fluconazole):

  • You should not take the medication if you are allergic to fluconazole or similar medications such as clotrimazole (Lotrimin), econazole (Spectazole), ketoconazole (Nizoral), miconazole (Monistat, Oravig), sertaconazole (Ertaczo), sulconazole (Exelderm), terconazole (Terazol), tioconazole (Vagistat-1) or voriconazole (Vfend).
  • Do not take Diflucan® if you are already taking cisapride (Propulsid).
  • Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you are taking before starting treatment.
  • Tell your doctor if you have a history of liver disease, kidney disease, Long QT syndrome or a heart rhythm disorder before starting treatment with Diflucan®.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or become pregnant while taking Diflucan®, as a high dose may increase the risk of certain birth defects when taken during pregnancy.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast feeding before starting treatment.
  • Always take the full prescription, even if your symptoms go away as symptoms can sometimes subside before the infection is completely gone.
  • Always follow the directions on the prescription label.
  • Take the medication with a full glass of water.
  • Possible side effects include upset stomach, diarrhea, dizziness, headache and an unusual taste in the mouth.

If you suffered a serious side effect of Diflucan® or if you were given the drug during your pregnancy and your baby suffered a birth defect, you may be eligible for compensation. To learn more, contact us today.