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Diflucan or Canestan - prescription needed?

Is it possible to buy the single dose tablet "Diflucan" (for thrush aka yeast infection) from a pharmacy without a prescription similar to the UK? Perhaps it has a different name in Switzerland.

If not, is Canestan cream and pessary available over the counter? Is it known by another brand name here?

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Re: Diflucan or Canestan - prescription needed?

Just go to your friendly nearby pharmacy (drogerie) and ask the woman behind the counter. These products are known here too and don't need a prescription.
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Re: Diflucan or Canestan - prescription needed?

Diflucan is normally on prescription only but some pharmacists are less strict than others. Canesten you can get no problem. Also avoid eating sugar until the infection clears up - yeast infections looove sugar.
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Re: Diflucan or Canestan - prescription needed?

The pharmacists give Canestan if you ask for it.

For Diflucan and other non-narcotics which normally need a prescription, I usually go to a big pharmacy and pretend I am a tourist and I lost my script. They usually give me what I want.
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Re: Diflucan or Canestan - prescription needed?

A tip from woman to woman; if you get an antibiotic treatment prescribed, always ask for a prescription of Gynaflor from your doctor at the same time.
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Old 29.12.2011, 10:45
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Re: Diflucan or Canestan - prescription needed?

If you ask for Gynocanestan you get a tube of cream plus three big 'syringes' to squirt the cream toward your cervix for maximum effect. It's OTC here and very effective.
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