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A 54-year-old female asked:

My last dose of flagyl and cipro (ciprofloxacin) was taken this morning for pouchitis flareup. i now have a yeast infection, when can i take diflucan 150mg?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Take it now: I've never heard the term "pouchitis", but I'm guessing colonic diverticulitis (?). Your treatment was typical for diverticulitis, and certainly could trigger a yeast infection. You can take fluconazole (Diflucan) any time; there's no need to delay. But if in doubt either about the diagnosis of yeast, or its treatment, check with the doc who prescribed the antibiotics. Good luck!
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
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Thanks for the follow-up message educating me about pouchitis -- infection in a post-colectomy pouch.
Sep 3, 2015
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 58 years experience
Not on your own: Inflammation of pouch is a complex problem , is the result of various reasons , like obstruction , blind loop , poor motility , poor vascular supply , and due to partial obstruction etc , speak to your doctor , Diflucan (fluconazole) will be one of the consideration for your treatment.
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