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Doctor insights on: Can Men Take Diflucan For Yeast Infection

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Is diflucan/fluconazole safe for men to take once for a yeast infection? Affect sperm count? If I don't have yeast infection can it cause one? Wat happn

Is diflucan/fluconazole safe for men to take once for a yeast infection? Affect sperm count? If I don't have yeast infection can it cause one? Wat happn

Would be safe, ...: ...but why consider it if you don't have a yeast infection? The drug itself cannot cause a yeast infection. I see some internet buzz about fluconazole and sperm count, apparently going back to a single report of a minor effect in rabbits, but it's not been known to occur in humans. Anyway, even if a sex partner has a vaginal yeast infection, you probably don't need treatment yourself. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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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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Might I take diflucan (fluconazole) if I don't have a yeast infection?

Might I take diflucan (fluconazole) if I don't have a yeast infection?

Why?: All medications have potential for side effects? So why take a medication without an indication? Were you prescribed Diflucan (fluconazole) because you were about to start an antibiotic? ...Read more

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How often can I take diflucan (fluconazole) for my yeast infection?

How often can I take diflucan (fluconazole) for my yeast infection?

Once only: Diflucan (fluconazole) is used as a single oral dose of 150 mgm for vaginal yeast infection and is effective most of the time and can be repeated foe recurrences. ...Read more

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How long could diflucan (fluconazole) take to clear up a yeast infection?

How long could diflucan (fluconazole) take to clear up a yeast infection?

Diflucan (fluconazole): A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. ...Read more

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What will happen if I take diflucan (fluconazole) and I do not have a yeast infection?

What will happen if I take diflucan (fluconazole) and I do not have a yeast infection?

Usually not much: Prescription medications are that for a reason, because of increased risks if taken inappropriately or improperly. Diflucan (fluconazole) is relatively safe, but can interact with other medications, causing problems from these. Diflucan (fluconazole) also has a rare association with liver failure, and should only be taken if an indication exists and the rest of your medication and medical history has been evaluated. ...Read more

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What to do if I may be prescribed diflucan (fluconazole) for my yeast infection - should I take it?

What to do if I may be prescribed diflucan (fluconazole) for my yeast infection - should I take it?

Yes: If you don't want to keep feeling miserable, taking the prescribed medication sounds like a good idea to me. ...Read more

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Would it be recommended to to take a diflucan (fluconazole) if you aren't positive it's a yeast infection?

No: If you are not sure if you actually have a yeast infection, please see your physician for a medical evaluation and an accurate diagnosis. Taking the wrong medication will not help you. ...Read more

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I had a yeast infection n had sex with my partner now he has the same symptoms he took 3pills of 150g diflucan (fluconazole) hw long does it take to work?

Diflucan (fluconazole): One dose for diflucan (fluconazole) is usually sufficient. If not eradicated after 2doses there is a resistant strain or wrong diagnosis. Results are usually seen within 3 days! ...Read more

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On antibiotics for 10 days and got a yeast infection. They gave me 3 diflucan pills to clear it up. Is it normal if it takes 3 pills sometimes?

This does not: Mean that you need to take all three pills. However, if you have yeast infection that is stubborn - the diflucan may need to be repeated. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take diflucan (fluconazole) for a yeast infection while taking accutane?

Maybe: Although there are no listed interactions between the two drugs, they both can cause problems with liver, bone marrow and muscle. Both can be dangerous to embryos and developing fetuses. Short term use is certainly safer than chronic combined use. ...Read more

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How much time does it take for diflucan (fluconazole) to get rid of a yeast infection?

Yeast infection: A yeast infection usually resolves in one to two weeks with appropriate treatment. It may take longer for those who are immunocompromised. ...Read more

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Have a bad yeast infection. Took 150mg diflucan 3 days ago, but started period 2 days ago and yeast infection is worse now. OK to take diflucan again?

Resistant yeast?: It's OK to take it again, but it probably won't work. A few percent of yeasts causing vaginal infections are resistant to fluconazole (Diflucan) and other "azole" drugs. Or maybe it's something other than yeast. See your doctor to reconfirm the diagnosis and perhaps consider alternate therapy, e.g. flucytosine, caspofungin, or nystatin. ...Read more

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On antibiotics for 15 days. Treated for a yeast infection with diflucan (fluconazole). Infection may be back, and I have leftover difl. Ok to take more difl?

Probably ok: Taking broad spectrum antibiotics often results in yeast infection as the normal flora is wiped out. Taking Diflucan (fluconazole) will treat the yeast infection but if it wasn't at the end of therapy probiotics should be used to re-culture the system. Cultured yogurt works or a good probiotic (lactobacillus acidophyllis) will help to prevent recurring yeast infections and could be used with antibiotic therapy. ...Read more

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How long does fluconazole (diflucan) take to cure a vaginal yeast infection?

1-3 days: 1 to 3 days is usually all that is needed taking the 200mg tablet. ...Read more

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Can I take bactrium and the one dose diflucan (fluconazole) at the same time? Will the yeast infection and the UTI go away? Or will the yeast infection get worse?

Not a good idea: Anti-biotics can give rise to yeast confections. Therefore, the tablet against the yeast infection would ideally be taken after the course of antibiotic has been completed. ...Read more

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On 7 days of diflucan for recurrent yeast infection, I'm quite dizzy sometimes from the meds, how long will it take for side effects to go away?

Verify instructions: Diflucan is not usually given for 7 days. It is usually given in one dose and then repeated in 72 hours if needed. Topical yeast medications can often be more effective and cover more types of yeast. Yeast cultures can be done to test for the type and sensitivity ...Read more

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How long should it take for a yeast infection to resolve after taking 150 mg of diflucan (fluconazole)? I've taken it and Monistat 3 and still have a little itching

3-4 days.: It is supposed to one-shot the yeast infection. If it doesn't calling your doctor to get another Diflucan (fluconazole) is not a bad idea. Different patients need more or less Diflucan (fluconazole) depending on their physiology, chronicity of the conditions, and how they respond to the medication. ...Read more

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Day 5 of omnicef for sinus infection, feeling signs of a yeast infection, dr gave me diflucan (fluconazole) with 1 refill, take 1 now or wait until finish omnicef?

Take it now: There is no reason or need to wait until finishing the antibiotic. Take the fluconazole (Diflucan®)) now. You can always take the second dose later if the yeast symptoms don't clear up completely or return. ...Read more

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I have what I think is a yeast infection. What's safer to take diflucan or ZPack. Worried about QT interval side effects. I do take atenolol daily.?

I have what I think is a yeast infection. What's safer to take diflucan or ZPack. Worried about QT interval side effects. I do take atenolol daily.?

A yeast infection is: Commonly in women and refers to a yeast overgrowth in the vagina. If you are referring to a fungal infection in the groin, you would treat that with a topical agent like Lotrimen which would have no bearing on QT issues. Oral agents would not be indicated and ZPack is for bacteria not fungus. You need to see a health care provider for an accurate diagnosis and 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 of fermenting ...Read more