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  • Fluconazole


  • Medication features

    Fluconazole is an effective single-dose treatment for thrush. It is an antifungal medicine that prevents the growth of the fungus Candida Albicans, which is the known cause of thrush.

    • Taken as a single dose
    • Treatment for thrush
    • If not treated after dose consult your GP


NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our Prescriber / Pharmacist.

Fluconazole is an oral medication used to treat yeast infections. It is commonly used to treat oral and genital thrush.


  • How long after taking Fluconazole will symptoms go away?

    Fluconazole works by stopping the growth of Candida which is responsible for thrush. It usually starts to work within 24 hours; however, it can take up to three days for symptoms to improve and typically up to seven days for symptoms to clear up completely.

  • When should I take Fluconazole?

    Fluconazole can be taken at any time of the day and can be taken either before or after a meal. It is also recommended to take the capsule with water.

  • Can I take alcohol with this?

    There is no direct interaction between Fluconazole and alcohol, and so therefore okay to drink alcohol with the one dose of Fluconazole.

  • Can you take Fluconazole and ibuprofen together?

    There is no direct interaction between Fluconazole and ibuprofen, so it is safe to take them together.

  • Can I drink grapefruit juice whilst taking Fluconazole?

    You should not drink grapefruit juice whilst taking Fluconazole as grapefruit juice slows down how quickly your body can breakdown fluconazole.

Side Effects

There is always a risk of side effects with all medications. Some of these can be quite mild and can subside over time. Others are more serious and should be reported to your GP right away if you experience any side effects. Please contact a member of our team if you are concerned about any potential side effects that may occur when taking Fluconazole.

Side effects may include:

  • Indigestion
  • Stomach discomfort
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Rash
  • Fatigue

More serious side effects may occur; should you experience any of these, you should seek medical attention. These side effects can include:

  • Hair loss
  • Symptoms of an allergic reaction such as tightness of the chest, difficulty breathing or talking, or swelling of the tongue.
  • Heart palpitations
  • Seizures


Info Leaflet

Before taking any medicines, regardless of whether they are over the counter or prescription only, it is essential always to read the patient information leaflet.


Patient Information Leaflet