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User Reviews for Fluconazole to treat Esophageal Candidiasis

Also known as: Diflucan

Fluconazole has an average rating of 6.1 out of 10 from a total of 7 ratings for the treatment of Esophageal Candidiasis. 43% of those users who reviewed Fluconazole reported a positive effect, while 29% reported a negative effect.

Fluconazole Rating Summary

6.1/10 average rating

7 ratings from 4 user reviews.

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She November 21, 2019

“After being sick for a whole month, every test came back negative that you could think of. Finally got admitted to the hospital and after endoscopy found esophagus fungus. Took 200mg of Duflucan for 14 days which I made it to the last pill due to the horrible side effects of nausea, sick to stomach, massive headache, itching, rapid heart rate, tremors, lost taste for everything, anxiety that I have not ever had before, stomach and body pains, brain fog, dizzy. Called the GI doctor on call and he said to stop taking the medication then I got a letter in the mail to take 100mg for 21 days. With these side effects no way but I went ahead and took 150mg of the one I had left and NO WAY would I ever take this again so they called in another antifungal that was going to cost 400.00 which I have no insurance plus the pharmacy said since I had these reactions another may do the same because of the class of drugs. Can't wait for this to leave my system.”

4 / 10
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jim · Taken for less than 1 month September 9, 2019

Diflucan (fluconazole): “My experience was the same as the first reviewer on this page. Bad side effects, pretty much the same as above, and add mood swings and depressed mood. Had to be switched to another antifungal that isn't much better. In addition it turns out that there are possible/probable interactions with other meds I am taking. Some of them quite serious. If I could find this information in less than five minutes, why can't a doctor or pharmacist ? Some of these interactions can be life threatening. I should say that I am very sensitive to many antibiotics and antifungals, so your mileage may vary.”

2 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month September 7, 2019

Diflucan (fluconazole): “ShugarCookie This medicine cleared up my infection in 3 days. So 10 for efficacy. Solid 0 with regard to side effects. It's like a vision quest! I made it through 25 days of these 100 mg demons...when I landed in the hospital with dangerously low blood serum sodium. The side effects are over the moon. I had sour stomach, loss of coordination, loss of sleep and, of appetite, constipation ,rapid heart beat, weakness, dizziness and possible seizures, tremors, jumpiness, confusion. There is no way I could drive a car on this. This pill will chew you up and spit you out. But it cleared up my esophageal thrush in no time flat. I'm not sure if 30 days is overkill or not. I couldn't tolerate it from the first week! Maybe I'm allergic to it as my upper lip is split since I began the course? Don't be a me and ignore the side effects and end up the emergency room.”

6 / 10
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Dizzy In Lancu · Taken for less than 1 month September 2, 2019

Diflucan (fluconazole): “I was prescribed Diflucan in the ER for an over the Moon sore throat I had had for 2 weeks.—100 mg for 30 days. The side effects are TERRIBLE. It was approximately 2 weeks into the prescription that I began noticing just how truly weak I was. Dizzy not the the best description. More like brain fog + really severe confusion? Being too weak to walk a straight line. My depth perception is severely is out of whack. I have fallen on stairs 3 times since starting this awful med. The dry skin started right off the bat. The skin on my face and neck is drying out and sloughing off like dandruff. l have a painful lip crack moisturizer can beat out Diflucan. I’m constipated have ,7 days to go. I’m going to have to muscle through it. While having vertigo, stumbling around on shaky legs, constipated, with split a lip, and no appetite what so ever because I’m so nauseous. I do not recommend this medication AT ALL. For me it’s necessary. Just 7 more days of pure misery.”

1 / 10
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WileyKiley · Taken for less than 1 month February 22, 2018

“I was so scared of this one dose pill because of some of these reviews that I almost talked myself out of taking it despite desperately needing it. So glad I took it! I ended up cutting it in half, took one around 8:30am experienced some nausea which could have turned to vomiting if I had anything in my stomach. Took the next at Noon, experienced some random mild belly cramping - nothing unbearable. It's now almost 6Pm and I've got a very mild headache with some random light itching. Absolutely nothing major, and best news ever is I finally got to eat without choking!! I'll update if anything significant happens, otherwise... Just take the pill. You've got it because you NEED it. I've also been taking Nystatin 4x daily with it and am normally very anti-medication/Dr Phobic/side effect sensitive. Don't let reviews upset you. Some of them sound exaggerated anyway.”

10 / 10
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T Man January 23, 2009

Diflucan (fluconazole): “Worked very well. I had very mild side effects.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous January 23, 2009

“Worked very fast, but did have mild side effects - dizziness, mild belly pain.”

10 / 10
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