What is Forcan (Fluconazole) used for?
Forcan (Fluconazole) is an oral anti-fungal medication prescribed to treat a wide variety of fungal infections. It operates by preventing or slowing the reproduction of fungus cells allowing the immune system to destroy or control the infection. This action makes it useful for treating oral thrush, vaginal thrush, skin infections, or mucous membranes. Your doctor may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Forcan (Fluconazole)?
Forcan (Fluconazole) is normally prescribed to be taken once or twice daily at a dosage of one tablet for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks. Your particular directions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a snack or meal is suggested before use if you experience nausea. Avoid chewing, splitting, or crushing the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about using the medicine to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Forcan (Fluconazole)?
Forcan (Fluconazole) may lead to side effects in some patients including:
Stop using the medicine and consult your doctor immediately if any serious side effects occur such as fever, flu symptoms, sensitive skin, easier bruising, irregular heartbeats, chest pain, liver problems, severe skin rashes, or seizures. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical attention in serious cases to prevent more health problems from occurring.
Forcan (Fluconazole) should not be used by patients who are fructose intolerant, lactose intolerant, allergic to antifungal medications, who have had a bad reaction to similar conditions, or who have hereditary blood disorders. Inform your doctor if you have an irregular heartbeat, disturbed electrolyte levels, irregular heartbeats, kidney disease, or liver disease. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Forcan (Fluconazole) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Forcan (Fluconazole) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.