Diflucan, also known as Fluconazole, is typically prescribed to treat infections caused by candida. This includes yeast infections, urinary tract infections, throat infections, and pneumonia. It is usually in pill for and prescribed as a one time dose and sometimes in multiple doses. The medicine should be taken with a full glass of water. Some of the side effects may include: nausea, headache, dizziness, unusual or unpleasant taste in your mouth, indigestion, or itching of the skin.
My gynecologist prescribed Diflucan on two different occasions. The first time, was to treat a full blown yeast infection that seemed to be reoccurring every month. She prescribed two doses. If I wasn’t feeling better with-in 3 days after the first dose, I was to take the second dose. I ended up taking both doses because I was not better after 3 days. The infection seemed to clear up after the second dose but was back again with-in a week. The second time my gyno gave me Diflucan, it was after my yeast infection had finally cleared up. Typically I would get them the week after my period, so I was instructed to take one Diflucan towards the end of my period to prevent one from occurring. This seemed to work. I did this for about 4 months. Once my 4 months was up, I felt one coming on the following month towards the end of my period and that’s when I made the changes to my diet. Doctors say often times Diflucan medicine is not strong enough to work for everyone. Obviously it didn’t work for me when I had a full blown yeast infection, but it did help prevent them when I felt one coming on. It didn’t prevent them permanently–only for the time I was taking the medication. Some of the side effects I experienced were itching of the skin, dizziness, and unusual taste in my mouth. I didn’t really feel like eating much with the strange taste in my mouth.
There are a number of sites online claiming you can buy Diflucan without a prescription. Personally, I would not trust any of these sites and would only take Diflucan if I had a prescription from my doctor. Continued use of yeast infection medicines can cause your body to become immune to them. Sometimes women think they have a yeast infection, when they really have a bacterial infection. It is always best to consult with your doctor first before using any type of prescription strength medicine, especially if it is a reoccurring problem. For my Diflucan prescription, I think I paid a couple of dollars for one pill and that was with insurance covering 70%, so it is fairly inexpensive.
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