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Can You Get a Diflucan Prescription Online?

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Dr. Heidi Lightfoot

Dr. Heidi Lightfoot

Medically reviewed by Dr. Heidi Lightfoot, MD who is an anesthesiologist in Hampshire, United Kingdom. Alongside her clinical work, she has an interest in medical writing and clinical research.

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March 31, 2021 Read Time - 5 minutes

Can You Get Diflucan Online?

Yes, you can get a Diflucan prescription online after consulting with a licensed medical doctor. 

If you’ve had a yeast infection or a baby with thrush, you may already be familiar with Diflucan and Diflucan OTC (over-the-counter) alternatives, or maybe it’s your first time dealing with a yeast infection/thrush and you simply want to know how to get Diflucan online.

Let’s talk about whether you can get Diflucan OTC, what it is, how it works, and its benefits and side effects.

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Can You Get Diflucan Without Seeing a Doctor?

No, Diflucan OTC treatment is not available in the United States. Federal law requires you to have a conversation with a doctor before you can get any prescription medication, including Diflucan.

If you’ve used Diflucan in the past to treat something like a yeast infection, you may be wondering if you can buy Diflucan online.

While some websites claim they can ship medications like Diflucan to your door from pharmacies in another country, you can’t be sure you’re getting a safe product since you’re buying from a website that skirts the law.

How Can I Get a Prescription for Diflucan?

Because Diflucan OTC is not available, you need to schedule an appointment with a licensed medical doctor to get a prescription. Luckily, there is a safe, legal way to buy Diflucan online.

All you have to do is make a video or phone appointment with one of PlushCare’s trusted doctors. They will talk to you about your medical history and current symptoms and medications. Then, if they think you’ll benefit from a Diflucan prescription, they can electronically send it to a pharmacy near you.

Click here to schedule an appointment today to talk about how you can get Diflucan online. Now, let’s take an in depth look at Diflucan.

What Is Diflucan?

Diflucan is the brand name for fluconazole, an antifungal medication used to treat fungal illnesses such as yeast infections in women and thrush in babies.

While fungal infections typically cause thrush and vaginal yeast infections, fungus can invade any part of the body. Fungal infections can affect several parts of the body, including:

  • Lungs
  • Throat
  • Esophagus
  • Blood
  • Bladder

How Does Diflucan Work?

Diflucan works by preventing fungus from making its own form of plant-based cholesterol that the fungus needs to survive. In this way, Diflucan works by killing the fungus affecting your body.

How Long Does It Take for Diflucan to Work?

Diflucan begins working within 4 hours of ingestion, with complete symptom resolution within 16 hours for mild fungal infections. 

Most yeast infection and thrush symptoms will improve within 1 day of taking Diflucan. More complicated or repeated infections may require longer treatment duration to completely resolve the infection.

Diflucan Dosage and Treatment

You should take Diflucan exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It’s available as a cream, tablet, or liquid suspension. The course of treatment will depend on the type of fungal infection.

Always follow your doctor’s dosing and administration instructions.

Side Effects of Diflucan

As with all medications, Diflucan does present a risk of side effects, including:

  • Headache
  • Baldness
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
  • Chills, body aches, fever, flu-like symptoms
  • Dizziness
  • Rash or skin lesions
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Severe stomach or abdominal pain
  • Changes in your sense of taste
  • Easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness
  • Swelling of the mouth, lips, and tongue

This is not a complete list of side effects. Ask your doctor about the potential side effects before taking Diflucan.

Diflucan for Yeast Infection

Diflucan is commonly used to treat yeast infections. Diflucan works to get rid of yeast infection by stopping the growth of common types of fungus in the vagina.

Vaginal infections often only require a single Diflucan pill, while other types of infections will require longer treatment and may start with a double dose.

If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms of yeast infection, the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends consulting your healthcare provider to determine the best treatment plan. 

“These symptoms are similar to those of other types of vaginal infections, which are treated with different types of medicines,” according to the CDC. “A healthcare provider can tell you if you have vaginal candidiasis and how to treat it.”

Considerations and Precautions of Diflucan

Diflucan isn’t appropriate for every patient or every situation. It may cause interactions with other medical conditions you have or other medications that you take.

Diflucan Interactions

Always tell your doctor about every medication you take, including over-the-counter medications, as well as vitamins and supplements. Diflucan can cause interactions with hundreds of medications, including:

  • Antibiotics
  • Psychiatric medications
  • Medications for mood and/or depression
  • Statins for cholesterol
  • Drugs for irregular heartbeat
  • Erythromycin-containing drugs
  • Hismanal (astemizole)
  • Juxtapid (lomitapide)
  • Lozol (indapamide)

This is not a complete list of drugs that may have interactions with Diflucan. Be sure to talk to your doctor about all current and past medications.

Other Diflucan Considerations

Diflucan shouldn’t be taken by people with certain medical conditions. Always tell your doctor if you have any chronic health conditions, but be especially certain to tell your doctor if:

  • You are pregnant or may become pregnant
  • You have kidney problems
  • You are taking medications that change heart rhythm or conduction, such as Ery-tab (erythromycin), Orap (pimozide), or quinidine
  • You are allergic to azoles (the building block of a certain class of antifungal drugs that includes fluconazole)
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Diflucan Over-The-Counter Alternatives

Diflucan is an affordable and effective prescription treatment for fungal infections. However, depending on your medical history, your doctor may recommend an alternative course of treatment, such as fluconazole over-the-counter liquid solutions, creams, or tablets.

Popular Diflucan OTC alternatives include:

  • Sporanox (Itraconazole)
  • Lamisil (Terbinafine)
  • Nizoral (Ketoconazole)
  • Monistat (Miconazole)

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Sources:

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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vaginal Candidiasis. Accessed on March 15, 2021 at https://www.cdc.gov/fungal/diseases/candidiasis/genital/index.html 

Mayo Clinic. Fluconazole (Oral Route). Accessed on March 15, 2021 at https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/fluconazole-oral-route/description/drg-20071428

MedlinePlus. Fluconazole. Accessed on March 15, 2021 at https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a690002.html

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