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Medication Name Fluconazole (Diflucan) Trade Name Diflucan Generic Name Fluconazole Usual Dose 200-800mg daily Ordered Dose Route & Frequency Action of Medication Antifungal Inhibits synthesis of fungal sterols, a necessary component of the cell membrane. Therapeutic Effect(s): Fungistatic action against susceptible organisms. May be fungicidal in higher concentrations Side Effects Incidence of adverse reactions is increased in HIV patients CNS: headache, dizziness, seizures GI: HEPATOTOXICITY , abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting Derm: EXFOLIATIVE SKIN DISORDERS INCLUDING STEVENS-JOHNSON SYNDROME Endo: hypokalemia, hypertriglyceridemia Misc: allergic reactions, including ANAPHYLAXIS Nursing Consideration s Assess infected area and monitor CSF cultures before and periodically during therapy. Specimens for culture should be taken before instituting therapy. Therapy may be
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