Fluconazole 150mg for yeast infections is not recommended for people who have severe symptoms, a history of complicated fungal infections, immunosuppression or poorly controlled diabetes. If any of these apply, you should ensure that your doctor is informed as you may require a stronger or more long-term treatment.
Fluconazole generally does not produce too many side effects, however some people do experience headaches (13%), dizziness, nausea (7%), abdominal pain (6%), diarrhea (1%), and an abnormal taste in the mouth (1%).
Some medications can interact with Fluconazole, therefore it is important that you always inform your doctor of any medications and/or supplements that you take. The following medicines have a known interaction with Fluconazole:
- Oral hypoglycemics
- Coumarin-type anticoagulants
- Short-acting benzodiazepines
- Oral Contraceptives
- Amitriptyline, nortriptyline
- Amphotericin B
- Calcium Channel Blockers
- HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
- Vinca Alkaloids
- Vitamin A
Where possible, you should avoid taking these medications together with Fluconazole. Ensure your doctor is aware if you are taking any of the above treatments. You should consult your doctor if you are unsure.
You should not take Fluconazole if any of the following conditions apply:
- If you have an allergy to Fluconazole or any other ingredients in contained in the tablets (see ingredients)
- If you are taking any of the following drugs: Terfenadine, Astemizole, Cisapride, Erythromycin, Pimozide or Quinidine.