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Leann Poston, M.D.
Leann Poston, M.D. earned her medical degree from the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. She completed an MBA from Raj Soin College of Business, focusing on healthcare. She is a full-time medical communication writer and educator.
March 18, 2021
Yes, you can buy Diflucan online, as long as a licensed physician writes a prescription for you. Licensed online doctors can prescribe Diflucan if they deem it appropriate for your needs.
Diflucan is a brand name for the generic fluconazole, a type of antifungal medication. Fluconazole is an antifungal agent that inhibits the growth of the candida fungus.
The most common use for Diflucan is for vaginal yeast infections or thrush, but keep in mind that fungus can infect any part of our body, including:
Candida is a fungus that is normally found growing on warm, moist areas of the body. When “good bacteria” are killed, frequently as a result of taking an antibiotic, candida can overgrow and cause symptoms such as itching and a white discharge.
“Fluconazole is used to treat serious fungal or yeast infections”, adds Mayo Clinic, “such as vaginal candidiasis, oropharyngeal candidiasis (thrush, oral thrush), esophageal candidiasis (candida esophagitis), other candida infections (including urinary tract infections, peritonitis [inflammation of the lining of abdomen or stomach], and infections that may occur in different parts of the body), or fungal (cryptococcal) meningitis.”
Diflucan is also used as a prophylactic for Candida growth in bone marrow transplant patients and those undergoing radiation and chemotherapy.
Yeast infections are one of the most common ailments that Diflucan is prescribed for.
Over 75% of women are expected to have at least one yeast infection over the course of their lifetime. In fact, it is common for women to experience two or more infections. They become even more common during pregnancy, and some women develop recurrent vulvovaginal candidiasis, which can cause many yeast infections annually.
Yeast infections can cause itching, irritation, burning, redness, swelling, and rashes. It’s no surprise that nobody likes yeast infections. If left untreated, yeast infections will typically not resolve themselves, and in fact, can get much worse. It is best that yeast infections be identified quickly and dealt with as soon as possible. If you believe you may be suffering from a yeast infection, this article is for you.
In order to get Diflucan, a consultation with a medical professional is necessary. A prescription is required to purchase Diflucan. It is possible to obtain prescriptions and prescription refills through doctors, online or in person. The prescription will then be sent to the pharmacy of your choice.
You can make a quick, affordable appointment through our partner, PlushCare, and get assessed by a licensed physician who will decide whether or not Diflucan is right for you.
Diflucan has a few side effects, most of which are rarely seen. Most people use Diflucan without encountering any troubles, but some possible side effects could include:
Diflucan also has more serious side effects. Many of these side effects are indicators of a more serious underlying problem such as liver disease or adrenal glands failure and can be very dangerous. These side-effects are more likely to occur in people who are critically ill. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following more serious side effects:
Diflucan is used in a wide range of situations, from women who are otherwise healthy and only need a single Diflucan dose to treat a vaginal yeast infection to critically ill patients in the intensive care unit.
Advise your doctor if you have any known allergies to Diflucan. If you have a history of liver disease or kidney disease, Diflucan may not be right for you; as always, consult a medical professional before taking Diflucan.
Diflucan may affect your heart rhythm and, in rare cases, can cause dizziness or fainting. Any abnormal heart rhythm, chest pain, or unexplained dizziness, or fainting will require medical attention right away. Those with pre-existing heart conditions, especially long-QT syndrome, should not use Diflucan unless instructed by their doctor.
Before taking any medications, including Diflucan, it is important to discuss your current medical diagnosis, medications, both over-the-counter and prescription, drugs and supplement use with your doctor. Many drugs, including Diflucan, have adverse interactions with other medications.
Diflucan is not to be taken alongside alcohol or marijuana. These drugs can increase your chance of experiencing dizziness or fainting. Diflucan can be dangerous when used with cisapride, erythromycin, pimozide, quinidine, astemizole, terfenadine, and many more. If you are already taking other prescription or non-prescription medications, talk to your doctor to see if Diflucan is right for you.
Diflucan is not recommended for pregnant women, especially in the first three months of pregnancy, as Diflucan can harm an unborn baby. Diflucan can also impact certain forms of birth control. Discuss the risks of taking Diflucan with your doctor if you are or might be pregnant.
Though Diflucan can pass into breast milk, there is no evidence that Diflucan can harm infants, and so is considered safe for breastfeeding women. Caution should be exercised, and the risks and benefits of using Diflucan while nursing should be considered.
Diflucan typically comes in 150mg doses and can be taken as often as every other day for up to 14 days.
The course your doctor prescribes might differ slightly from this, but just be certain to follow the instructions given to you by your doctor or pharmacist. You can call your doctor’s office or your pharmacy if you have additional questions or forgot exactly how you’re supposed to take the Diflucan.
If the underlying problem is not severe, Diflucan can begin having very apparent effects as soon as 4 hours after usage and can completely resolve the issue within 16 hours in the best of cases.
Some complex cases may require taking Diflucan for up to 14 days. Make sure to speak to your doctor about the severity of your infection and discuss potential side effects and indications that Diflucan is not working for you.
Yes, Diflucan is capable of treating yeast infections of the vagina and vulva, as well as:
Diflucan is only available with a prescription and can’t be acquired legally without one.
Online doctors and physicians are becoming an increasingly popular method for getting prescriptions for medications like Diflucan. Especially in the case of a yeast infection, which in many cases can be self-diagnosed, an online consultation is likely enough to confirm the diagnosis and get a Diflucan prescription, should your doctor deem it necessary and appropriate for your case.
You can make an appointment with our trusted partner, PlushCare. On their website, you’ll find same-day appointments with licensed physicians who can diagnose, treat, and prescribe medications for a variety of medical issues, all online.
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