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i took single dose diflucan (fluconazole) 150mg. how long does it stay in system and will drinking alcohol make it less effective or cause any health issues?

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 35 years experience
No specific interact: Diflucan (fluconazole) could stay in your system from about 5-7 days, on average. There are no specific interactions with alcohol but, be careful: Diflucan (fluconazole) can cause liver toxicity and so can alcohol - a potential double-whammy to your liver.

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