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A 25-year-old female asked:

what will happen if i take diflucan (fluconazole) and i do not have a yeast infection?

3 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Nothing usually: Depends on the amount. At prescription level side effects described by manufacture can happen.
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Not much: Just a wallet biopsy. Fluconazole has some side-effects which you can find on-line, but for the most part is a fairly benign drug. If you don't have a yeast infection your symptoms are not going away either.
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Usually not much: Prescription medications are that for a reason, because of increased risks if taken inappropriately or improperly. Diflucan (fluconazole) is relatively safe, but can interact with other medications, causing problems from these. Diflucan (fluconazole) also has a rare association with liver failure, and should only be taken if an indication exists and the rest of your medication and medical history has been evaluated.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

I have a horrible yeast infection, could fluconazole affect the amount of milk I produce?

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Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
No: Fluconazole (diflucan) is a commonly prescribed oral medication for yeast. The pdr does not mention decreased milk supply as a side effect of fluconazole.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Is diflucan (fluconazole) used by itself enough to cure a yeast infection?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Yes: Difulacan works on yeast in as little as1-3 days.
A 38-year-old member asked:

What else can I do to treat a yeast infection after three doses of diflucan (fluconazole)?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics 54 years experience
YEAST INFECTION: Rx of Diflucan (fluconazole) and Monistat together usually works but if no relief see gyne for further evaluation and rx.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What can I do for a yeast infection after already trying fluconazole?

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Dr. Foti Chronopoulos
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
Make sure it's Yeast: Fluconazole can fail in up to 15% of true yeast infections. If you haven't been tested by your doctor this needs to be done first after failed treatment. You may have a bacterial infection that needs a different treatment. If it is yeast, terconazole cream may be more effective and, although a bit messier, has a lower failure rate.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Could I use a tampon if i took diflucan (fluconazole) for a yeast infection?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Yes you can: Yes you can.

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