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Marvell 20 Oct 2009

The length of therapy with Diflucan depends on what the problem is.

For fluconazole

* For fungus infections:
o For capsule dosage form:
+ Adults—150 milligrams (mg) as a single dose to treat vaginal yeast infections.
+ Children up to 18 years of age—Dose must be determined by your doctor.

o For oral suspension and tablet dosage forms:
+ Adults and teenagers—200 to 400 mg on the first day, then 100 to 400 mg once a day for weeks or months, depending on the medical problem being treated. A vaginal yeast infection is treated with a single dose of 150 mg.
+ Children 6 months of age and older—6 to 12 mg per kilogram (mg/kg) (2.7 to 5.4 mg per pound) of body weight on the first day, then 3 to 12 mg/kg (1.35 to 5.4 mg per pound) of body weight once a day for weeks or months, depending on the medical problem being treated.
+ Infants and children up to 6 months of age—Dose must be determined by your doctor.

o For injection dosage form:
+ Adults and teenagers—200 to 400 mg on the first day, then 100 to 400 mg once a day, injected into a vein, for weeks or months, depending on the medical problem being treated.
+ Children 6 months of age and older—6 to 12 mg per kilogram (mg/kg) (2.7 to 5.4 mg per pound) of body weight on the first day, then 3 to 12 mg/kg (1.35 to 5.4 mg per pound) of body weight once a day, injected into a vein, for weeks or months, depending on the medical problem being treated.
+ Infants and children up to 6 months of age—Dose must be determined by your doctor.

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