Fluconazole (Diflucan) is an antifungal drug used for treating certain fungal infections, including Cryptococcosis, Aspergillous, Candidiasis (sour crop), Blastomycosis and Histoplasmosis in poultry. Fluconazole generally has fewer side effects than other antifungal drugs, however it is also less effective than other drugs, such as intraconazole. It is highly water soluble and is readily absorbed from the GI tract regardless of acidity or food intake.
Drug form: Fluconazole is available as tablets (50, 100 or 200 mg), given orally or as an injectable solution (2 mg/mL) given IV.
Typical Dosage: 2-5 mg/kg, given orally, once a day for 7 days.