fluconazole

noun
flu·​con·​a·​zole | \ flü-ˈkä-nə-ˌzōl How to pronounce fluconazole (audio) \

Definition of fluconazole

: 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 The fluconazole found downstream from the Pfizer facility was at the highest concentration detected at any site in the USGS study. Natasha Gilbert, STAT, "‘Dump it down the drain’: How contaminants from prescription-drug factories pollute waterways," 11 Dec. 2019 Sally Beatty, a spokeswoman for Pfizer, confirmed that the company currently makes products that contain celecoxib and fluconazole there. Natasha Gilbert, STAT, "‘Dump it down the drain’: How contaminants from prescription-drug factories pollute waterways," 11 Dec. 2019 For one-day treatments like fluconazole tablets, symptoms should start getting better within three days and disappear within seven. Lindsey Lanquist, SELF, "Is It Safe to Have Sex With a Yeast Infection?," 16 Feb. 2018 For instance, every C. auris case in the UK has shown reduced susceptibility to the first line antifungal fluconazole, and many are resistant to multiple drugs. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Deadly drug-resistant fungus sparks outbreaks in UK—and it’s stalking US," 16 Aug. 2017 Older research has found no link between the antibiotics ciprofloxacin and fluconazole and decreased birth control effectiveness. Korin Miller, SELF, "Can Antibiotics Actually Make Your Birth Control Fail?," 27 July 2017

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First Known Use of fluconazole

1985, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fluconazole

fluor- + -conazole (as in miconazole)

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The first known use of fluconazole was in 1985

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“Fluconazole.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fluconazole. Accessed 3 Jun. 2020.

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fluconazole

noun
flu·​con·​a·​zole | \ flü-ˈkän-ə-ˌzōl How to pronounce fluconazole (audio) \

Medical Definition of fluconazole

: a triazole antifungal agent C13H12F2N6O used to treat cryptococcal meningitis and local or systemic candida infections — see diflucan

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