Diflucan is an antifungal antibiotic. It is prescribed to treat a variety of fungal and yeast infections, particularly those caused by Candida or Cryptococcus fungi species. These infections may occur in any part of the body, i.e. genital area (e.g., thrush), skin (e.g., athlete's foot), throat, urinary tract, lungs, bloodstream, etc. Diflucan is also used to prevent fungal infections in people with AIDS and weakened immune system due to cancer medications or bone marrow transplantation. Diflucan will not work for viral infection, e.g., flu or common cold.
Diflucan's active ingredient fluconazole kills fungi by interfering with their cell membranes. Diflucan comes as capsules, suspension, or infusion. Doctor prescribes dosage depending on the particular condition. Diflucan should be taken at evenly spaced intervals, as it works best when the amount of medicine in the body is kept at a constant level. It is very important to complete the full course prescribed by your doctor, even if you get better after a shorter period.