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

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Dr. Clarence Lyons
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: I would not

I would not take Diflucan (fluconazole) if i did not need it.

In brief: I would not

I would not take Diflucan (fluconazole) if i did not need it.
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Dr. Monib Zirvi
Dermatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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