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Can Fluconazole pills be purchased over the counter?

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: I was told that fluconazole pills could be bought otc. Is that true? And if so where? And is there something special I have to do like when you buy Sudafed? If you can't buy fluconazole otc, what antifungal ORAL medicine would you recommend that you can get otc? I am already using antifungal powder and ointment/cream. Rather not go into exactly what though.
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Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta (2 hours later)
Brief answer....FLUCANAZOLE is easily available as OTC product.
Detailed answer...
Hello,
Thanks for the query.
FLUCANAZOLE 150 mg is used as weekly dose and easily available as OTC product.
It can be purchased by the name  of DIFLUCAN.
Other OTC antifungal easily available is LAMISIL.
As far as SUDAFED is concerned,it is available as both OTC as well as on prescription.
Points to remember while buying SUDAFED ( OTC ) are....
It is available from behind the counters locked cabinets in the pharmacy
You can purchase only limited amount in a month.
Present a photo identity of yours
Stores are required to keep a personal information about purchaser for at least 2 years.
I hope it helps,however you are most welcome to revert to me for any further query.
Best of luck
Thanks

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta (18 hours later)
The only thing i can find on google at walmart pharmacy is called azo
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Answered by Dr. Pavan Kumar Gupta (1 hour later)
Hello,
My advice to you is to go to some nearby pharmacy personally and you will get the oral anti fungal medicine easily.
Thanks
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can Fluconazole pills be purchased over the counter?

Brief answer....FLUCANAZOLE is easily available as OTC product. Detailed answer... Hello, Thanks for the query. FLUCANAZOLE 150 mg is used as weekly dose and easily available as OTC product. It can be purchased by the name  of DIFLUCAN. Other OTC antifungal easily available is LAMISIL. As far as SUDAFED is concerned,it is available as both OTC as well as on prescription. Points to remember while buying SUDAFED ( OTC ) are.... It is available from behind the counters locked cabinets in the pharmacy You can purchase only limited amount in a month. Present a photo identity of yours Stores are required to keep a personal information about purchaser for at least 2 years. I hope it helps,however you are most welcome to revert to me for any further query. Best of luck Thanks