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Fluconazole 150 mg capsules are an antifungal medication used to treat vaginal yeast infections caused by the yeast known as Candida. It works by stopping the growth of Candida.
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Fluconazole 150 mg capsules are an antifungal medication used to treat vaginal yeast infections caused by the yeast known as Candida. It works by stopping the growth of Candida. It usually starts to work within one day, but it may take 3 days for your symptoms to improve and up to 7 days for your symptoms to disappear.
Riva Fluconazole may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of Riva Fluconazole may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of Riva Fluconazole may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.
Your doctor may have suggested Riva Fluconazole for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking Riva Fluconazole, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking Riva Fluconazole without consulting your doctor.
Do not give Riva Fluconazole to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take Riva Fluconazole if their doctor has not prescribed it.
The recommended dose of fluconazole for vaginal Candidiasis (yeast) infections is a single 150 mg dose.
Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is very important that Riva Fluconazole be taken as suggested by your doctor or pharmacist.
Store Riva Fluconazole at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.
The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes Riva Fluconazole. If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Riva Fluconazole with your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Riva Fluconazole. Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.
Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not seek medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Riva Fluconazole.
Each opaque white, hard gelatin, capsule, marked with a "FCZ" on the cap and "150 mg" on the body in black, contains 150 mg of fluconazole. Nonmedicinal ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, gelatin, lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, pregelatinized starch, and titanium dioxide.
Do not take Riva Fluconazole if you:
There may be an interaction between fluconazole and any of the following:
If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:
An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.
Medications other than those listed above may interact with Riva Fluconazole. Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the Nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.
Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or Allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use Riva Fluconazole.
General: If this is your first yeast infection, if you have frequent yeast infections or heart disease, if you have another yeast infection within 2 months after taking Riva Fluconazole, or if you have multiple sexual partners or change partners often, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Riva Fluconazole. Riva Fluconazole should only be taken as a single dose.
The following symptoms are not caused by a yeast infection. Contact your doctor for treatment advice, if you experience them:
If your symptoms have not improved in 3 days or disappeared in 7 days, contact your doctor.
Grapefruit juice: Taking fluconazole at the same time as drinking grapefruit juice may cause fluconazole to build up in the body and cause side effects. Avoid drinking grapefruit juice if you are taking Riva Fluconazole.
Intercourse and birth control: Vaginal intercourse should be avoided when women have a yeast infection. This will help reduce the risk of infecting your sexual partner(s).
Riva Fluconazole works in the body for several days after you take the dose. To avoid the risks of harm to the developing baby, if you are child-bearing age and may become pregnant, be sure to use an effective form of birth control for 7 days after taking Riva Fluconazole.
QT prolongation: Riva Fluconazole can cause changes in the electrical activity of the heart, called QT prolongation. If you have heart disease, abnormal electrolyte levels (e.g., potassium, sodium), or are taking other medications that can cause QT prolongation (e.g., quinidine, Amiodarone), discuss with your doctor how Riva Fluconazole may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of Riva Fluconazole, and whether any special monitoring is needed.
Pregnancy: Riva Fluconazole should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. Women who take fluconazole for vaginal yeast infections and who may become pregnant should useadequate birth control for seven days after a dose of fluconazole.
Breast-feeding: Riva Fluconazole passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking fluconazole, it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Children and adolescents: The safety and effectiveness of fluconazole 150 mg capsules have not been established for the treatment of vaginal candidiasis in children under 12 years of age.
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