Patient Leaflet Updated 11-Nov-2021 | THE BOOTS COMPANY PLC
Boots Thrush 150mg Capsule
Information for the user
Boots Thrush 150 mg Capsule
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription to treat thrush. However, you still need to take it carefully to get the best results from it.
What this medicine is for
This medicine contains Fluconazole, which belongs to a group of medicines called anti-fungals. These act to treat infections caused by fungi.
The medicine can be used to treat thrush (vaginal candidiasis). It may also be used by the woman’s sexual partner to treat associated penile thrush (candidal balanitis).
Thrush is a common infection caused by a yeast (or fungus), which may live harmlessly in the vagina without you even noticing it.
However, in certain circumstances, it may develop into an infection in the vagina and symptoms may spread to the surrounding area. The symptoms may include one or more of the following:
Thrush may be aggravated by sexual intercourse, but it is not a sexually transmitted disease. Sometimes however thrush can be passed to your partner through sexual intercourse.
If your partner has penile thrush he may have one or more of the following symptoms:
Before you take this medicine
This medicine can be taken by adults between the ages of 16 and 60 years. However, some people should not take this medicine or should seek the advice of their pharmacist or doctor first.
Do not take:
Talk to your pharmacist or doctor:
Other important information
Pregnancy: This medicine should not be used if you are pregnant, or if you think you may be pregnant.
Breastfeeding: This medicine should not be used if you are breastfeeding.
Driving and using machines: This medicine is not expected to affect your ability to drive or use machines. However, the medicine may cause dizziness and occasionally fits or other side effects that may affect you. You should not drive or use machines until you are sure you are not affected.
Treating thrush: You can help the treatment to work if you follow these simple self-help tips:
To help prevent thrush from coming back once you have treated it, follow these simple steps:
Information about some of the ingredients:
Information on sodium content:
If you take other medicines
Do not take this medicine if you are taking certain medicines (see “Do not take”).
This medicine may also affect the way other medicines work. You should talk to your pharmacist if you are taking ANY other medicines, particularly if you are taking any of the following medicines:
Any other medicines includes medicines prescribed by your doctor and medicine you have bought for yourself, including herbal and homeopathic remedies.
How to take this medicine
Check the foil is not broken before use. If it is, do not take the capsule.
Adults aged 16 to 60 years: take one capsule once only.
Swallow the capsule whole with water.
Do not give to children under 16 years, or take if you are an adult of 61 years or older, unless your doctor tells you to.
Do not take more than the amount recommended above.
If symptoms do not go away within 7 days talk to your doctor.
If your symptoms worsen at any time talk to your doctor.
If symptoms clear up but then return after 7 days, you can take another capsule, unless you had an allergic reaction the first time.
If you have thrush more than twice in six months you must see you doctor.
If you accidentally take a large number of capsules: Talk to a doctor or go to your nearest hospital casualty department straight away. Take your medicine and this leaflet with you.
Possible side effects
Most people will not have problems, but some may get some.
If you get any of these serious side effects, stop using the medicine. See a doctor at once:
You must not take fluconazole again if you experience any of these serious side effects.
This medicine may also cause these serious side effects. See a doctor at once if you notice:
If you get any of the following side effects see your pharmacist or doctor:
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.
How to store this medicine
Do not store above 25°C.
Store in the original package.
Keep this medicine in a safe place out of the sight and reach of children, preferably in a locked cupboard.
Use by the date on the end flap of the carton.
What is in this medicine
The capsule contains Fluconazole 150 mg which is the active ingredient.
As well as the active ingredient the capsule also contains anhydrous lactose, maize starch, colloidal anhydrous silica, sodium laurilsulfate, magnesium stearate.
The capsule shell contains gelatin, titanium dioxide (E171), patent blue (E131), methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E216).
The pack contains one hard blue gelatin capsule filled with white to off white powder.
Who makes this medicine
by the Marketing Authorisation holder
Batch release site
Leaflet prepared September 2021
Artwork Reference – WBAG-1999 and WBAG 1322
If you would like any further information about this medicine, please contact
1 Thane Road West, Beeston, Nottingham, NG2 3AA
+44 (0)1159 592 565
+44 (0)1159 595 165