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Oral Antifungals - Dosage and How to Use

How should Oral Antifungals be used?

  • ​Do not stop taking your medication without checking with your healthcare professional.
  • Griseofulvin, Itraconazole and Ketoconazole should be taken with or after food.
  • Terbinafine and Fluconazole may be taken with or without food.
  • Nystatin suspension:
    • You may take this medication with or without food.
      • Shake the suspension well before measuring a dose.
      • Use a dose-measuring dropper to measure the specified dose of the suspension. 
      • Swish the suspension around in your mouth. Keep the suspension in the mouth for as long as possible and swallow the medication.
      • Complete the course as prescribed by the doctor.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

​If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Then take your next dose at the usual time. Do not take two doses to make up for the missed dose.

What should I do if I overdose?

Oral Antifungals - Additional Information

  • Updated on Friday, April 30, 2021
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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