Diflucan is an antifungal medication that can be used orally. You may get it in tablet form as well as an oral suspension. Diflucan contains the active component fluconazole, which is a member of the class of drugs called triazole antifungal medicines. Clotrimazole (Lotrimin), Miconazole (Micatin), Ketoconazole (Nizoral), and Itraconazole (Sporanox) are all related fungicides (Sporanox).
Both adults and children can safely use Diflucan. Stable medication levels in the body are optimal for the medicine's therapeutic effects. This means that it needs to be taken daily, and preferably at the same time each day. Take it either before or after eating. Although a single 150mg dose is sufficient to treat some problems, such as vaginal yeast infections, others may call for a complete course of treatment spanning several weeks. You just need to take Diflucan once a day, on average. Diflucan should be used for the whole duration of treatment, even if symptoms improve, because a recurrence of the infection is a real possibility if you stop taking it too soon.