Diflucan (fluconazole) is an antifungal drug that is used to treat fungal infections all over the body. It is primarily used to treat infections caused by fungi such as thrush in the mouth or vagina, esophageal candidiasis and other skin infections. In Canada, Diflucan is available in both capsule form and injection form.
How does it work?
Diflucan works by inhibiting the growth of fungus on susceptible tissues. This occurs through a process called ‘antimycotic action’ where the drug binds to 14 alpha-sterol molecules and thus stops enzymes responsible for making ergosterol (a major component of fungal cell membranes). Without these enzymes working properly, fungal cells are unable to maintain their membrane integrity and they consequently die off.
What is the Price of Diflucan generic in Canada?
The price of Diflucan generic varies depending upon which pharmacy you choose and what dosage/quantity you buy. The minimum cost per pill typically starts at around $3 CAD while larger quantities can cost up to $20 CAD per pill depending on where you shop! For example, at Canadian pharmacy a box of 6 tablets 50mg each costs approximately $19 CAD while the same amount at Amazon will set you back approximately $18 CAD.
What Are the Uses and Benefits?
Diflucan can be used to treat a wide range of fungal and yeast infections, including athlete’s foot, ringworm, thrush, candidiasis (yeast), vaginal candida infections, invasive candidiasis (in those with weakened immune systems), cryptococcal meningitis caused by Cryptococcus neo formans fungus, esophageal candidiasis (esophagitis), histoplasmosis caused by Histoplasma capsulatum fungus, coccidioidomycosis caused by Coccidioides immitis fungus, blastomycosis caused by Blastomyces dermatitidis fungus. Additionally it is also effective against certain parasitic infections such as pulmonary paracoccidiomycosis due to Pneumocystis carinii fungus or cryptococcal meningitis due to Cryptococcus neoformans fungus.
What Are the Possible Side Effects?
Some common side effects associated with taking Diflucan include skin rash or itching; nausea; vomiting; changes in taste; stomach discomfort; headache; dizziness; depression or fatigue; chills or fever; muscle aches; increased sensitivity to sunlight. In rare cases more severe side effects may occur so it is important to contact your doctor if any unusual signs are observed while taking this medication.
The information contained on this page is intended for educational purposes only. Since there are materials related to healthcare and healthcare products, it is logical for it to contain names of companies and products; those are used for reference and general awareness and are owned by their respective copyright owners. Our website is not associated with any of the entities or brand names mentioned on this page. None of the information contained here is intended as direct instructions to be followed by patients; prescription medications are subject to appointment by a board-certified healthcare practitioner. Failure to follow your doctor’s recommendations may result in irreversible damage to your health. User discretion is required.