What is Forcan (Fluconazole) used for?
Forcan (Fluconazole) is an oral antifungal medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from infections caused by a fungus. It operates by slowing or stopping the reproduction of fungus cells making it easier for the immune system to control or destroy the infection. It is commonly prescribed to treat patients suffering from vaginitis, jock itch, athlete's foot, oral thrush, or infections of the urinary tract, respiratory tract, blood, soft tissues, or skin. Your physician may also prescribe this medication to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Forcan (Fluconazole)?
Forcan (Fluconazole) is commonly administered once or twice each day at a dosage of one tablet for a cycle of medication lasting one or two weeks, but your individual instructions will be based on your weight, the condition being treated, your current health, or the severity of your symptoms. The tablets should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal or snack is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Do not stop taking the medication before being told to do so, even if your symptoms have disappeared, as the infection may not be gone and can return stronger or more resistant to treatment. Never change the form of the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Forcan (Fluconazole)?
Some patients using Forcan (Fluconazole) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are fever, flu symptoms, sensitive skin, easier bruising, seizures, darkened urine, discolored stools, or jaundice. These conditions may require lower doses or reduced frequency of administration to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Forcan (Fluconazole) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or allergic to azole antifungal medications. Also inform your physician if you have an irregular heartbeat, low calcium levels, low magnesium levels, heart disease, decreased kidney function, or decreased liver function. These conditions may require alterations to your regimen to prevent unexpected health problems from occurring.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Forcan (Fluconazole). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.