INDICATIONS AND USAGE
Fluconazole for oral suspension is indicated for the treatment of:
Oropharyngeal and esophageal candidiasis. In open noncomparative studies of relatively small numbers of patients, fluconazole for oral suspension was also effective for the treatment of Candida urinary tract infections, peritonitis, and systemic Candida infections including candidemia, disseminated candidiasis, and pneumonia.
Cryptococcal meningitis. Before prescribing fluconazole for oral suspension for AIDS patients with cryptococcal meningitis. Studies comparing fluconazole for oral suspension to amphotericin B in non-HIV infected patients have not been conducted.
Prophylaxis: Fluconazole for oral suspension is also indicated to decrease the incidence of candidiasis in patients undergoing bone marrow transplantation who receive cytotoxic chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy.
Specimens for fungal culture and other relevant laboratory studies (serology, histopathology) should be obtained prior to therapy to isolate and identify causative organisms. Therapy may be instituted before the results of the cultures and other laboratory studies are known; however, once these results become available, anti-infective therapy should be adjusted accordingly.