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im going out this weekend for a birthday and i was given diflucan (fluconazole) how long after drinking can i take diflucan (fluconazole)?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Fluconazole and ETOH: Diflucan (fluconazole) is a powerful drug and its effect will remain in the body for 5-7 days. It is better to abstain from drinking alcohol at least for 5 days. The best option is to avoid alcohol for a week.
Dr. Leila Hashemi
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Diflucan (fluconazole) & Alcohol: Diflucan (fluconazole) stays in our system for 5-7 days then you better avoid alcohol for up to a week after your last dose otherwise you would feel dizzy, nauseated. Also Alcohol decreases Diflucan (fluconazole) effectiveness. Hope this helps.
Dr. Yelena Kipervas
Family Medicine 23 years experience
24 hours apart: There is no exact answer, but its take about 24 h for diflucan (fluconazole) to metabolize. Also in 24 h alcohol should aut of your system

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