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What is the best OTC yeast infection medication? If I know it's yeast for sure, is taking OTC just as good as getting an prescription from my doctor?
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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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In brief: Preference.
The otc ones are all about the same.
The otc creams and tablets can some times cause local irritation and burning (but they also can relieve symptoms about a day or so sooner than the prescription tablet diflucan). Diflucan (fluconazole) is more convenient to take, but can cause GI symptoms like stomach upset - and doesn't work any significantly better than the otc meds.

In brief: Preference.
The otc ones are all about the same.
The otc creams and tablets can some times cause local irritation and burning (but they also can relieve symptoms about a day or so sooner than the prescription tablet diflucan). Diflucan (fluconazole) is more convenient to take, but can cause GI symptoms like stomach upset - and doesn't work any significantly better than the otc meds.
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Dr. Richard Tholen
And Diflucan is much more expensive!
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