Patient Leaflet Updated 27-Aug-2019 | Kent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Fluconazole 150mg Capsules
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
FLUCONAZOLE 150mg CAPSULE
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine. This medicine is available without prescription.
IN THIS LEAFLET
1. What Fluconazole 150mg Capsule is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Fluconazole 150mg Capsule
3. How to take Fluconazole 150mg Capsule
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Fluconazole 150mg Capsule
6. Contents of the pack and other information
1. WHAT FLUCONAZOLE 150mg CAPSULE IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Fluconazole 150mg Capsule is a full course of treatment for thrush.
Only use this product if you have been previously diagnosed by your doctor as having thrush.
The active substance is Fluconazole. It belongs to a group of medicines called azoles and is an antifungal agent. It fights the cause of infections such as thrush.
2. BEFORE YOU TAKE FLUCONAZOLE 150mg CAPSULE
Do not take Fluconazole 150mg Capsule if you:
Warnings and precautions
Before taking Fluconazole 150mg Capsule, you should see your doctor:
Children (under 16 years):
Paediatric use is not recommended
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Inform your doctor if you are taking:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine. You should not take fluconazole while you are pregnant or breastfeeding unless your doctor has told you to.
Driving and using machines
Fluconazole Capsules are unlikely to affect your ability to drive or use machinery, however, when driving or operating machines it should be taken into account that occasionally dizziness or seizures may occur.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Fluconazole 150mg Capsule
Fluconazole 150mg Capsule contains lactose monohydrate, a type of sugar. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicinal product.
Fluconazole 150mg Capsule contains sunset yellow (E110) which may cause allergic reactions.
3. HOW TO TAKE FLUCONAZOLE 150mg CAPSULE
If this product was prescribed for you by a doctor, you should take Fluconazole 150mg Capsule exactly as he/she has told you. If you purchased this product without a prescription, follow these directions closely:
Adults: 16 - 60 years
The full course of treatment consists of a single Fluconazole 150mg Capsule. The capsule is to treat thrush at the site of infection and should be swallowed whole with a glass of water.
The symptoms of thrush should disappear within two days of treatment. If no improvement is seen after seven days, you must tell your doctor. If the infection returns after seven days another capsule may be taken but if you have more than two infections within 6 months you should see your doctor.
If you take more Fluconazole 150mg Capsule than you should
If you or someone else swallows more than one capsule at once, contact your doctor, pharmacist or hospital emergency department immediately.
Always take any capsules left over with you and also the box, as this will allow easier identification of the capsules.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Fluconazole Capsules can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
STOP taking Fluconazole 150mg Capsule straight away and contact your doctor immediately if you experience:
The following side-effects are usually mild. However, if you suffer from any of these and they are severe or prolonged, please inform your doctor or pharmacist.
Common: may affect up to 1 in 10 people
Uncommon: may affect up to 1 in 100 people
Rare: may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store. By reporting side effects, you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE FLUCONAZOLE 150mg CAPSULE
KEEP OUT OF THE SIGHT AND REACH OF CHILDREN
Do not use Fluconazole 150mg Capsule after the expiry date, which is stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.
6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER INFORMATION
What Fluconazole 150mg Capsule contains
The active substance is fluconazole. Each capsule contains 150mg fluconazole.
The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, microcrystalline cellulose, maize starch, sodium laurilsulfate, colloidal anhydrous silica and magnesium stearate.
The capsule shell contains:
Titanium dioxide (E171), Quinoline yellow (E104), sunset yellow (E110) and gelatin.
What Fluconazole 150mg Capsule looks like and contents of the pack
Fluconazole 150mg capsule is a yellow capsule.
Each pack contains a blister pack of 1 capsule.
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Further information about thrush
Vaginal thrush (candidiasis) is a common infection that most women suffer from at some stage in their lives and is not caused by lack of personal hygiene.
Thrush is caused by a yeast (fungus) called Candida, which lives harmlessly in the vagina and other parts of the body without ever being noticed.
However, the natural balance that keeps Candida under control can be upset by many factors such as hormonal changes (menstruation, contraceptive pill, pregnancy, menopause), poor health, antibiotics, perfumed soaps, bath additives and tight clothing.
If the natural pH balance is altered, the level of yeast increases and can develop into a thrush infection causing any of the following symptoms: persistent burning and/or itching around the vagina and vulva, redness, swelling and soreness of the tissues of the vagina and the vulva and a whitish, odourless discharge from the vagina.
Not everybody who has thrush has all these symptoms; you may have only one of them.
In men, Candida can also cause thrush - a condition called balanitis (inflammation of the end of the penis). It causes any of the following symptoms:
soreness and redness of the penis, tightness of the foreskin and a white, odourless discharge from the penis.
How to avoid future recurrences
If you are still worried or have any questions about the symptoms or the treatment of thrush, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
The leaflet was last revised July 2019.
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