Fluconazole (Diflucan) for Ringworm
Ringworm is a skin infection with a dermatophyte fungus. Depending on which part of the body is affected, ringworm is given a specific name:
Dosage for ringworm:
How long does it take for fluconazole to work? It usually takes 4-6 week for fluconazole to cure ringworm1.
Tinea versicolor (also known as Pityriasis versicolor) is caused by Malassezia furfur and is not a classic ringworm. Tinea versicolor is relatively harmless fungal infection that results in patches of different pigmentation on the skin. Oral fluconazole may be suitable for extensive or severe infections or when topical antifungals don't work2.
Dosage for tinea versicolor: 300 mg once weekly for 2 weeks.
Author: OriginalDrugs Team