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Hi , my doctor prescribed me 150mg fluconazole for 7 days for tinea versicolor is this the correct regimen ? usually it's one dose per x/weeks

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
T. versicolor: This is often treated topically with otc meds like lotromin and others. Oral treatment has the advantage of simplicity. A single dose of ketoconazole or five daily doses of itraconazole (sporanox) are two therapies your doctor can prescribe.

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A 29-year-old male asked:

Hi , my doctor prescribed me 150mg fluconazole for 7 days for tinea versicolor is this the correct dosage regimen ?Usually it's one dose per x/weeks

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Dr. Victoria Cirillo-Hyland
Dermatology 37 years experience
Many ways to treat: There are many ways to treat tinea versicolor (tv). Tv is caused by a yeast that is not contagious. You can use over the counter selenium sulfide shampoos or over the counter Nizoral (ketoconazole) shampoo several times per week to keep tv away. Your doctor may also want you to pulse the Fluconazole every 4 weeks. We do this in the warm, humid months.

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Last updated Dec 29, 2020

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