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Does cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat yeast infection?

Does cipro (ciprofloxacin) treat yeast infection?

No, antifungal: Medications kill yeast. Using a medication like Cipro (ciprofloxacin) can actually sometimes lead to a yeast infection. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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I have been taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 4 days. Is this the beginning of a yeast infection?

I have been taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 4 days. Is this the beginning of a yeast infection?

I don't know.: I think some information may have been left off your questions. If you are experiencing yeast symptoms than use of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) may have led to yeast over-growth. ...Read more

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I got a yeast infection while taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti. Should I stop taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) and treat my yeast infection with an OTC med or take both @ same time?

I got a yeast infection while taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) for uti. Should I stop taking cipro (ciprofloxacin) and treat my yeast infection with an OTC med or take both @ same time?

Both: It is important to finish your antibiotics to ensure that you get rid of the UTI or it may come back again or get worse . You can do an otc yeast treatment at the same time without any harm ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Yeast (Definition)

Any of various unicellular fungi of the genus saccharomyces, especially s. Cerevisiae, reproducing by budding and from ascospores and capable ...Read more


Candida (Definition)

Is a type of fungus which normally lives in small amounts on mucus membranes. An overgrowth of candida in the mouth produces a condition called 'thrush'. This is often triggered ...Read more