Prescription onlyLower-cost generic available

Diflucan

(Fluconazole)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic available
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Kills yeast and fungus.

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Our bottom line

Diflucan (Fluconazole) is a quick, cheap, and convenient way to get rid of a yeast infection. (It's used for other kinds of fungal infections, too.) You have to avoid alcohol, though.

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Upsides

  • Available in generic.
  • For women with yeast infections, you only have to take one pill one time.

Downsides

  • You have to avoid alcohol while on this medication.
  • You have to avoid having sex for at least a week after you take Fluconazole.
  • Can interact with birth control pills, so you'll need to use condoms or other barriers if you do have sex.

Risks and Warnings for Diflucan (Fluconazole)

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  • There have been reports of people on Diflucan (Fluconazole) who have suffered liver damage sometimes to the point of liver transplant. This has been rare, and only happened when people are taking this for an extended amount of time. If you notice yellowing of the eyes or skin, dark urine, or abdominal pain, talk to your doctor.

Common concerns from people taking Diflucan (Fluconazole)

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Pregnancy
Interactions
  • Can interact with birth control pills, so you'll need to use condoms or other barriers if you do have sex.
Alcohol
  • You have to avoid alcohol while on this medication.
  • Don't drink alcohol when you take this medication.