flu·​con·​a·​zole flü-ˈkä-nə-ˌzōl How to pronounce fluconazole (audio)
: an antifungal agent C13H12F2N6O used orally to treat cryptococcal meningitis and local or systemic candida infections

Examples of fluconazole in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, a treatment of 3 to 6 months of fluconazole or another type of antifungal medication may be prescribed for more severe cases. Abigail Celaya, The Arizona Republic, 4 Sep. 2023 The infection is treated with a combination of drugs, including the antibiotic azithromycin, the antifungal fluconazole, the antimicrobial drug miltefosine and the corticosteroid dexamethasone. Raja Razek, CNN, 30 July 2023 Next, patients are given antifungal medications by mouth, the health agency said, which may include itraconazole or fluconazole. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 29 May 2023 Although not a bacterium, the fungus Candida is outrunning the drug fluconazole’s ability to kill it; overgrowths can cause bacterial bloodstream infections and sepsis. Christian Millman, Discover Magazine, 6 June 2018 There are multiple generic fluconazole products on the market. Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 6 July 2022 On the GoodRx website generic fluconazole sells for $30. Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 7 June 2021 That's compared to the oral antifungal medication fluconazole, which typically costs about $30, according to GoodRX. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, 3 June 2021 The fluconazole found downstream from the Pfizer facility was at the highest concentration detected at any site in the USGS study. Natasha Gilbert, STAT, 11 Dec. 2019 See More

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Word History


fluor- + -conazole (as in miconazole)

First Known Use

1985, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fluconazole was in 1985

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Cite this Entry

“Fluconazole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluconazole. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


flu·​con·​a·​zole flü-ˈkän-ə-ˌzōl How to pronounce fluconazole (audio)
: a triazole antifungal agent C13H12F2N6O used to treat cryptococcal meningitis and local or systemic candida infections see diflucan
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