A vaginal thrush is a type of yeast infection due to the fungus called candida albicans. It affects all women but it is more prone to woman with weak immune systems, aged women, and pregnant women. This kind of infection occurs in a recurring manner, meaning it comes and go. Candida albicans is a naturally occurring fungus in the vagina, but too much occurrence of these fungi causes unwanted effects like abnormal swelling of the vulva and vagina, bad odour, and an abnormal yellowish secretion.
Women with vaginal thrush could also cause an inflammation in the head of the penis of their partners which is called Candidal balanitis, however yeast infection in men is a very rare condition, and a vaginal thrush is not considered to be a sexually transmitted infection. Women having a vaginal thrush could experience its symptoms like irritation, itching, and soreness in the vulva, vaginal discharge, and discomfort and pain during sexual intercourse and urination. So if you are suffering from a vaginal thrush, then it’s time to start for a medication.
An effective drug used to treat a vaginal thrush and other infections caused by candidiasis is the fluconazole 150 mg or known to be as Diflucan. The fluconazole 150 mg tablet is also used as a medication for throat infections and other fungal infections found anywhere in the body like pneumonia, inflammation of the abdomen’s lining (peritonitis), and urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Fluconazole 150 mg is also used as a supplement for people with bone marrow transplant to prevent candidiasis and also as a treatment for meningitis caused by other fungus that causes inflammation in the spinal cord and the brain. Also, the fluconazole 150 mg are now being prescribed by doctors for patients having infections due to a liver or kidney transplant and also for patients with aids.
The fluconazole 150 mg tablet works by changing the fungus membrane which kills the fungus without affecting our body. The usual dosage for vaginal infections is typically one tablet fluconazole 150 mg. For mouth and throat infections, a fluconazole 200 mg is given on the first day and fluconazole 150 mg for the following days, up to 2 weeks of medication.
If fluconazole 150 mg tablet is taken together with other drugs, there’s a possibility of causing a harmful effect in the body due to drug interactions. It is very important to consult a doctor first if there’s a plan to take medication other than fluconazole 150 mg tablet. Blood-thinning drugs like Coumadin, drugs for ulcers like tagamet, and anti-diabetic drugs like glucotrol, diabeta, and orinase should not be taken together with fluconazole 150 mg tablet.
The fluconazole 150 mg tablet can be very well tolerated by our body; but for some patients with existing diseases like cancer and aids, it causes hepatitic abnormalities during medication. 26% of the patients taking in fluconazole 150 mg tablet for vaginal candidiasis experience fluconazole related side effects such as abdominal pain, nausea, and headache. Other side effects observed with minimal occurrences are dizziness, dyspepsia, diarrhea, and taste perversion. Occurrences of side effects are usually associated with all drugs; proper procedures and caution should always be observed to obtain a successful and ideal result of medication.