Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking fluconazole and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Take this medication by mouth with or without food as directed by your doctor, usually once daily. If you are taking the liquid suspension form of this medication, shake the bottle well before each dose. Carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Generally in children, the dose should not exceed 600 milligrams daily unless directed by the doctor. This leaflet is about the use of fluconazole for the treatment and prevention of certain yeast and fungal infections. This leaflet has been written specifically for parents and carers about the use of this medicine in children. Our information sometimes differs from that provided by the manufacturer, because their information is usually aimed at adult patients. Keep it somewhere safe so that you can read it again. Fluconazole Brand names: Diflucan® Your child has an infection caused by a yeast or fungus. Fluconazole causes damage to the membrane of yeast and fungal cells and stops the cells growing and multiplying. This gets rid of the infection, or stops an infection from developing. Some of the yeast or fungus may remain after the infection has gone. However, in babies this may be once every two or three days.
Fluconazole is indicated in the treatment of mycoses caused by Candida, Cryptococcus and other susceptible yeast, in particular: 1. The treatment of partners who present with symptomatic genital candidiasis should be considered. Prevention of fungal infections in patients predisposed to such infections as a result of chemotherapy or radiotherapy, including bone transplant patients. Dermatomycosis, including infections such as Tinea pedis, Tinea corporis, Tinea cruris, Tinea versicolor. Mucosal candidiasis: These include oropharyngeal candidiasis, oesophageal, non-invasive bronchopulmonary infections, candiduria, mucocutaneous candidiasis and chronic atrophic oral candidiasis (denture sore mouth). Fluconazole is not indicated for nail infections and tinea capitis. Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antimycotic agents. Both normal hosts and immunocompromised patients may be treated. Before initiating treatment, samples should be taken for microbiological analysis and the suitability of the therapy should be subsequently confirmed (see sections 4.2 and 5.1) In some patients with severe crytococcoal meningitis, the mycological response during fluconazole treatment may be slower that during other treatments (see section 4.4) The daily dose of fluconazole will depend on the nature and severity of the fungal infection. 2 Systemic candidiasis (including disseminated deep infections and peritonitis). Acute cryptococcal meningitis in adults, including patients with AIDS, transplanted patients or other patients with other causes of immunosuppression. Most cases of vaginal candidiasis respond to a single dose treatment. The treatment of those types of infection requiring multiple doses of the drug should be continued until the clinical parameters or laboratory tests indicate that the active fungal infection has subsided. An inadequate treatment period may cause relapses of the active infection. Patients with AIDS and cryptococcal meningitis or recurrent oral candidiasis usually require maintenance treatment to prevent relapses. Azithromycin is indicated for the treatment of the following infections when known or likely to be due to one or more susceptible microorganisms (see section 5.1): - bronchitis - community-acquired pneumonia - sinusitis - pharyngitis/tonsillitis (see section 4.4 regarding streptococcal infections) - otitis media - skin and soft tissue infections - uncomplicated genital infections due to Chlamydia trachomatis and Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Considerations should be given to official guidance regarding the appropriate use of antibacterial agents. Zithromax Suspension can be taken with or without food. Children over 45 kg body weight and adults, including elderly patients: The total dose of azithromycin is 1500 mg which should be given over three days (500 mg once daily). In uncomplicated genital infections due to Chlamydia trachomatis, the dose is 1000 mg as a single oral dose. For susceptible Neisseria gonorrhoeae the recommended dose is 1000 mg or 2000 mg of azithromycin in combination with 250 mg or 500 mg ceftriaxone according to local clinical treatment guidelines. For patients who are allergic to penicillin and/or cephalosporins, prescribers should consult local treatment guidelines. Paediatric population: In children under 45 kg body weight: Zithromax Suspension should be used for children under 45 kg.
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