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A 49-year-old member asked:

Could i take fluconazole(diflucan) to prevent a yeast infection?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine 20 years experience
I would not: I would not take Diflucan (fluconazole) if i did not need it.
Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology 21 years experience
No: Fluconazole interacts with many medications and therefore should be used only to treat active infections unless a patient is immunosuppressed. Yogurt with active cultures or lactobacillus acidophilus supplements can help some people prevent yeast infections especially during courses of antibiotics. Also keep yeast-prone areas dry by using zeasorb or other powders over the counter is helpful.

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A 36-year-old member asked:

How often can I take diflucan (fluconazole) for my yeast infection?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Once only: Diflucan (fluconazole) is used as a single oral dose of 150 mgm for vaginal yeast infection and is effective most of the time and can be repeated foe recurrences.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Might i take diflucan (fluconazole) if i don't have a yeast infection?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Why?: All medications have potential for side effects? So why take a medication without an indication? Were you prescribed Diflucan (fluconazole) because you were about to start an antibiotic?
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can you treat a yeast infection with fluconazole (diflucan)?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Yes: Diflucan (fluconazole) is an oral approach to treatment of yeast. It can be prescribed by a medical provider.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

What can i use to prevent reccurent yeast infection?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Fluconazole: A single dose of fluconazole (trade name Diflucan® in the US) taken once a week by mouth often is highly effective in preventing recurrent vaginal yeast infections. Ask your doctor about it. Good luck!

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