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A 35-year-old female asked:

How long after starting cipro (ciprofloxacin) should a woman start diflucan to prevent a yeast infection?

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Dr. Cheryl Eberting
24 years experience
Yeast infection: The drug Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is a powerful fluoroquinone antibiotic and is in the system days after the last pill is taken. You should ask your doctor if there is a more appropriate antibiotic (based on culture and sensitivity) that can treat your infection without giving you a yeast infection. If you are just extremely sensitive, then talk about probiotics or vaginal suppositories to help maintain your flora.
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