Fluconazole medication prices in Ghana

Fluconazole is an antifungal medicine used in treating vaginal yeast infections as it stops the growth of the vaginal yeasts. It is a drug available in both oral and intravenous forms.

Fluconazole medication can treat fungal infections include vaginal yeast infections, oral thrush, ringworm, and athlete’s foot. It can also be used to prevent fungal infections in people who have weakened immune systems, such as those with HIV/AIDS or cancer.

The medication is safe and effective if used exactly as directed. But, just lik another medicine, it can cause some side effect in some people whose immune can not correlate with the drug. It can cause headache, nausea, stomach upset, diarrhea, and skin rash.


Make sure you take the medication just as prescribed by your doctor or pharmacist. Whiles taking the drug, make sure you complete all dosage even if you see an improvement in the early stages. Doing that will completely eradicate the infection.

Medical conditions Fluconazole treats

1. Vaginal yeast infections

Vaginal yeast infections are a common condition that affects many women. They are caused by an overgrowth of the fungus Candida albicans.

2. Oral thrush

Oral thrush is a condition that occurs when the fungus Candida albicans overgrows in the mouth.

3. Fungal skin infections

Fungal skin infections are caused by a variety of fungi and can cause itching, redness, and scaling.

4. Cryptococcal meningitis

Cryptococcal meningitis is a serious fungal infection that affects the brain and spinal cord.

5. Esophageal candidiasis

Esophageal candidiasis is a condition that occurs when the fungus Candida albicans infects the esophagus.

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6. Fungal nail infections

Fungal nail infections are a common condition that can affect toenails and fingernails.

Fluconazole Medication Prices in Ghana

The average price for fluconazole medication in Ghana ranges from GHS 10 to GHS 25. This price range is for a single dose of fluconazole medication. It is important to note that, the prices may vary depending on the pharmacy or drug store you purchase from.

Factors that can affect the prices of Fluconazole in Ghana


If the medication is in excess, its price will be lower. If the medication is in scarce supply, the price will be higher due to the high demand for the medication.


If there is a high demand for the medication, its price will increase. This is because the market is willing to pay a premium for the medication due to its importance. If the demand for the medication is low, its price will be lower.

Cost of Production

If the producer incure more cost whiles producing, the market price will be higher. This is because the manufacturer needs to recoup its investment in the production process. If the cost of production is low, the price of the medication will be low as well.

Market Competition

If there are many manufacturers producing the medication, the price will be lower. If there are only a few manufacturers producing Fluconazole, the price will be higher due to the lack of competition.

Limited local production

There are only a few local manufacturers of fluconazole medication in Ghana. Which means that the majority of the medication gets imported from foreign countries, and ends up driving up the cost.

Limited health insurance coverage

There are some health insurance in the country that covers drugs like fluconazole. But, several Ghanaians do not have health insurance which means they will have to pay from their pocket if the medication is expensive.


Fluconazole has a high price in Ghana compared to other countries. This is because of high cost of importation and lack of competition. Access to affordable health care in Ghana must be key to the government and stakeholders and providing more competition for the medication will also help regulate its price.

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