Fungal in the vagina is a harmless, but very troublesome problem that affects many women. Diflucan is a fungicidal drug marketed by the pharmaceutical company Pfizer. It is an antidote to fungal infections in the body and is one of the most popular treatments for fungal infections.
The fungicide is a tablet treatment that inhibits fungal membranes so that the fungal growth is effectively stopped. You can, therefore, get your natural balance back and avoid the bothering symptoms like itching and burning.
The treatment is easy to take as a single dose. Even during the first few days, most people will notice a significant improvement in the symptoms.
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When can you use the treatment?
We all have natural fungus in the body which under normal circumstances do not cause problems. The problems arise when the fungi under special artificial conditions grow unobstructed. Problems may arise as there is simply too much fungus growth. Some people get this due to penicillin treatment, diabetes, poor immune system or gender, where the environment in the vagina may be unbalanced. There is often candida fungus at stake in these situations.
If you have an overgrowth of fungus in the vagina and have symptoms, you should be treated to avoid unpleasant symptoms such as itching, burning and abnormal discharge.
Tablets versus suppositories
There are various types of treatments for fungal infections in the vagina. The first is a treatment with locally active cream and suppositories for the vagina. The other is a tablet treatment, for which the category Diflucan is in. There are several reasons why a tablet treatment may be preferable for localized cream and suppository.
Tablets may be useful:
- During menstruation as cream treatments and suppositories are therefore not optimal
- Getting sore and itchy from the cream and suppositories
- If it is uncomfortable to use suppositories
- If the localized cream and/or suppositories are not working
- If you need preventive treatment for fungal infections
Diflucan can be used for acute fungal infections or as part of a preventative measure, if you are often infected with fungal infections.
How does Diflucan work?
The medicine contains the active substance Fluconazole. It enters and stops the growth of fungal cells by destroying their cell walls. Then the fungus cells will soon go to the ground.
Even if you have been treated for fungus, it does not mean you can not get backward infections. If you are very affected by the phenomenon, you can take Diflucan as a preventive treatment.
How do you use the treatment?
The treatment is in a form of a tablet that is taken orally. It can be taken with food or without, it does not matter. The treatment should be different depending on the type of fungus you have.
For fungus in the vagina apply the following:
The treatment is taken as a single dose of 150 mg. This means you do not have to worry about remembering the medicine for a while.
If you have repeated infections, take 150-300 mg with 1-4 weeks apart. It is recommended to do so for 6 months to prevent new fungal attacks. Always follow the instructions in the package leaflet or doctor’s advice.
Effective treatment of fungal mucus
Diflucan is a relatively fast-acting treatment. For fungus in the abdomen, only one dose is required, and it is therefore an easy treatment to take.
In most cases, you will experience improvements within 24 hours. It may take a little longer before all the symptoms are gone. However, it is individual how quickly the treatment works and how long it takes before all the symptoms are gone.
You may feel that the treatment works when the itching and burning of the vagina become milder and gradually disappear. The skin may be slightly annoyed over a period of time. If you have had cottage cheese-like discharge – it should also be normal again.
If you have not experienced any improvements after 3 days, contact your doctor.
Although most people have a trouble-free treatment, side effects may occur, as with other drugs.
The most common side effects are:
Up to 10 out of 100 experience these so-called “common” side effects. In addition, there are some very rare side effects that you can read about in the package leaflet.
If you have serious problems with side effects or if you experience serious side effects, contact your doctor.
What if I’m pregnant?
If you are pregnant, Diflucan is usually not a recommended treatment. For long periods and high doses, it may, in the worst case, cause birth defects. Therefore, it should only be used if your doctor has explicitly approved the treatment. The same goes for women who are breastfeeding.
What should I know about?
If you have any other illnesses or if you are taking other types of medicine, you should always inform your doctor. Some types of medicines do not work well with Diflucan.
If you have kidney or liver function, your dose should be reduced.
When should I go to the doctor?
Since the symptoms are very characteristic, most women who have had them before will recognize them.
If you are given Diflucan, you should be given a prescription. Therefore, a doctor must approve you before you can start treatment. However, this can also be done by an online doctor who checks the information and the description of the symptoms. The treatment will then be sent directly to you from an approved pharmacy.
It is worthwhile to mention that if you do not experience a noticeable recovery after 1-3 days, you should contact your doctor, as your symptoms may be due to something else than thrush e.g. to sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia or herpes.