Diflucan is a relatively common chemical drug, and is used as an antifungal (meant to suppress the growth of fungi) to treat many conditions. Diflucan for yeast infection is one of the most common; however this brand named medication is also used to treat other candida symptoms in women and men as well. In fact, many people only know of Diflucan for its use in treating systemic yeast infection symptoms, and aren’t even aware that it is also used for athlete’s foot, ringworm, jock itch, and even internal fungal infections. Diflucan for thrush is also another popular use.
Because of the many common conditions that are treated with this popular medication, it’s not surprising that Diflucan side effects are abundant. The more people that take something and the more often, the more side effects can be observed and reported. While common side effects like headache, nausea and vomiting are less than unusual and reported with many drugs, there are rarer, but potentially more serious Diflucan side effects that you should be aware of while taking this medication.
For instance, alopecia (hair loss) has been reported in some users. There are multiple types of alopecia, however it can lead to sudden and patchy hair loss. If the hair loss is not addressed and left untreated, baldness can result. Another infrequent but unpleasant entry in the list of Diflucan side effects is itchiness, which can be caused by a rash. This particular side effect is likely more of a nuisance than anything, however if recurring, should be evaluated by your doctor.
One of the rarer Diflucan side effects that is worth noting is potential liver damage. While elevated liver enzymes can be considered common in patients taking Diflucan, hepatic failure has occurred, although again it’s important to remember that this is very rare and occurs in less than 0.1% of patients.
While it is likely that your physician has prescribed this medication for you out of belief that its benefits outweigh the risk of side effects to you, remember that conventional medicine focuses on symptom suppression rather than cure. Long term health improvement and reduction of candida overgrowth responsible for yeast infections, can only be achieved via natural healing methods such as a healthy low carb, moderate protein and fat, sugar, gluten and processed foods free diet, as well as vitamin supplements to help boost your immune system. While chemical medicines are convenient, their every use reduces your body`s natural ability to fight off inflammation and go through other natural healing and detoxification processes in your system. Any fungus such as candida is not the cause of of health problems, as erroneously suggested by many, but rather the result of your body`s deteriorating health. Adults` health deteriorating conditions and malfunctioning organs don`t just happen; nutritional negligence is the most common cause. Switching to a healthy lifestyle long term is the most effective way to not only avoid Diflucan side effects such as liver problems, itching, and hair loss, but also change the harmful candida overgrowth back to its friendly state in your body and significantly reduce the occurrence of common female yeast infections.
Finally, if you are having unusual symptoms, always speak to your health care provider to ensure that taking Diflucan is the most appropriate option for you and that it is unlikely that you will be affected by its potential side effects such as liver problems, itching, and others.