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A 26-year-old female asked:

prescribed fluconazole for vaginal yeast infection. liver warnings scare me! how common is liver damage with one pill?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Rare Rare Rare: One single pill will most likely cause no liver trouble. Diflucan (fluconazole) is a very effective treatment for vaginal yeast infection for 2 reasons. Not only does it take care of the vaginal yeast overgrowth which causes terrible itching; it also kills off bowel yeast which may feed into future yeast infections. It is a very safe medication, and works very well for yeast infection.
Dr. Karen Jones
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
Very uncommon : The possibility of liver irritation is more for those who are on this medication chronically. It is safe to take to get rid of your yeast infection.

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