Diflucan

(fluconazole)

3.9/ 5 average rating with 30 reviewsforDiflucan
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Treats yeast and other fungal infections.

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Our bottom line

Diflucan (fluconazole) is a cheap and effective treatment for fungal infections.

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Quick facts about Diflucan
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (fluconazole)

Upsides

  • Available in a cheap generic version.
  • Single dose treatment for vaginal infections.
  • Available as a pill, liquid, or injection.
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People’s experience with Diflucan

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Downsides

  • Excessive use of alcohol while on this medicine can harm your liver.
  • Can interfere with how other medicines work, especially birth control pills.
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How it works

Diflucan (fluconazole) interrupts production of fungal cell wall.

Quick facts about Diflucan
  • Drug class: Infection
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (fluconazole)

Dosage forms

  • Pill
  • Liquid
  • Injection
People’s experience with Diflucan

30reviews so far. What do you think?

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What to expect when you take Diflucan (fluconazole) for Fungal infection

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  • Liver toxicity
  • Serious allergic reaction
  • Rash
  • Nausea
  • Headache
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Side effect rates for Diflucan (fluconazole)

From 448 clinical trials of Diflucan when taken for fungal infection (150 mg)
  • Headache
    13%13%
  • Nausea
    7%7%
  • Abdominal pain
    6%6%
  • Nausea
    4%4%
  • Diarrhea
    3%3%
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The placebo bar shows how common a side effect was for people taking a sugar pill instead of Diflucan.

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Risks and Warnings for Diflucan (fluconazole)

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  • Some people on Diflucan (fluconazole) 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.

Pharmacist Q&A

Diflucan (fluconazole) questions for

Frequently Asked Questions

This medication treats cryptococcal meningitis.

Who is this drug for?

This medication treats cryptococcal meningitis.

Common concerns from people taking Diflucan (fluconazole)

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Interactions
  • Can interfere with how other medicines work, especially birth control pills.
Alcohol
  • Excessive use of alcohol while on this medicine can harm your liver.
Pain
  • Not worth it
    Reviewed Diflucanon 8/16/2017Really bad nausea and stomach pain. Made my acid reflux flare up badly for days.
    28
    Woman
    Just as needed
    Candidiasis (yeast infection)