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How Can I Get a Prescription for Diflucan?
You can get a Diflucan prescription online after consulting with a licensed medical doctor.
With PlushCare, you can book an appointment from your phone or computer and see a doctor virtually today, at a time convenient for you. After a consultation and diagnosis, the physician can write you a Diflucan prescription if you qualify.
What Is Diflucan?
Diflucan is the brand name for fluconazole, an antifungal medication used to treat fungal infection 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. Fungus can affect several parts of the body, including:
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Do I need a prescription for Diflucan?
Yes, Diflucan is prescription-only in the U.S. You must consult with a licensed medical doctor to receive a prescription for Diflucan.
If you’ve used fluconazole in the past to treat something like a yeast infection, you may be wondering if you can buy Diflucan online. At PlushCare, you can book an appointment with one of our doctors today and see if a Diflucan prescription is right for you.
Can you buy Diflucan online?
Yes you can buy Diflucan online. You’ll need to schedule an appointment with a licensed medical doctor to get a prescription for Diflucan. With PlushCare, you can book an appointment with one of our board-licensed medical doctors today.
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.
What is Diflucan used for?
Diflucan is commonly used to treat yeast infections. Diflucan for yeast infection works to get rid of the yeast infection by stopping the growth of fungus. Yeast infections commonly appear in the vagina as vaginal candidiasis, but can also appear elsewhere such as the penis or mouth.
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.
What is the typical Diflucan dosage?
You should take Diflucan exactly as prescribed by your doctor. It’s available as a cream, tablet, or oral suspension. The course of treatment will depend on the type of fungal infection.
Vaginal infections often only require a single oral dose of Diflucan tablets, while other types of infections will require longer treatment and may start with a double dose.
If you miss a dose of fluconazole, take it as soon as possible. If it’s close to when you’re supposed to take your next dose, simply skip the missed dose.
Always follow your doctor’s dosing and administration instructions.
How long does Diflucan stay in your system?
Diflucan has a relatively long half life, so it can last, on average, six to nine days in your system. It is important to note that everyone will metabolize the drug differently. Because it stays in the body so long, it is common for yeast infections to be cleared after a single dose.
What are Diflucan side effects?
As with all medications, Diflucan does present a risk of side effects. The most common side effects include:
- Abdominal pain
- Chills, body aches, fever, flu-like symptoms
- Skin rash or skin lesions
- Changes in your sense of taste
- Easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness
- Hair loss
- 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. If you experience an allergic reaction, make sure to seek immediate medical attention.
How long do Diflucan side effects last?
Diflucan side effects can last anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks, if mild. Talk to a doctor if the side effects linger.
Can you drink on Diflucan?
Yes, you can drink alcohol on Diflucan, as it doesn’t interact with alcohol. However, alcohol may make some of the side effects, including stomach pain and nausea, worse.
Who shouldn't take Diflucan?
Diflucan isn’t appropriate for every patient or every situation. Taking fluconazole may cause interactions with other medical conditions you have or other medications that you take.
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)
What Diflucan interactions should I be aware of?
Always tell your doctor about every medication you take, including over-the-counter medications, as well as vitamins and supplements. Diflucan can cause drug interactions with medications including:
-Medications for mood and/or depression
-Statins for cholesterol
-Drugs for irregular heartbeat
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.
Can you take Diflucan while pregnant?
The CDC recommends that pregnant women do not take Diflucan, as negative effects have not been ruled out. Instead, it is safer to opt for lower dose, topical yeast infection medications, such as Monistat. It is important to talk to a doctor about treatment options if you are pregnant.
Can men take Diflucan?
Yes, men can take Diflucan if they are suffering from a severe yeast infection, especially if it involves the penis.
Is Diflucan over the counter?
No, Diflucan is not available over the counter and is prescription only. Diflucan OTC is not available in the U.S.
If you are suffering from yeast infection symptoms, you can book an appointment with one of our doctors today. Once they diagnose you, they will come up with a treatment plan, including sending a Diflucan prescription to your local pharmacy if you qualify.
Is Diflucan an antibiotic?
No, Diflucan is not an antibiotic. Diflucan belongs to a class of drugs called antifungal medications that work against fungal infections, including yeast infections or thrush.
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