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Dr. John Leander Po
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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Was just prescribed a cephalosporin antibiotic along with diflucan (fluconazole). When is the best time to take the diflucan (fluconazole) tab? Day 1 of the antibiotics? Thanks!

Was just prescribed a cephalosporin antibiotic along with diflucan (fluconazole). When is the best time to take the diflucan (fluconazole) tab? Day 1 of the antibiotics? Thanks!

Not really: Equally effective regardless of time of day. Meals should not effect efficacy. Same for Keflex (or other cephalosporins), although it may be slightly less irritating (if you are having any belly discomfort) if taken with meals. ...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?

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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2 diflucan (fluconazole) pills for yeast I took them one day apart I'm still taking antibiotics for a uti idk if I was suppose to take the yeast pills a week apart?

Varies: One current common regimen for Diflucan (fluconazole) when treating a vaginal yeast infection is to take one pill every other day for 3 days - that works about 98% of the time. Two pills one day apart will still work over 80% of the time. Even one pill works about 70% of the time. If you are still taking antibiotics, you may need to repeat the Diflucan (fluconazole) after completing the course of antibiotics. ...Read more

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Taking amoxicillin for yeast infection, can I take diflucan (fluconazole) while i still am taking antibiotics?

Taking amoxicillin for yeast infection, can I take diflucan (fluconazole) while i still am taking antibiotics?

Yes: For Amoxicillin and Diflucan (fluconazole) it is safe to take together. Do not take a z-pack and Diflucan (fluconazole) together as they could cause an irregular heart rhythm. ...Read more

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Starting Diflucan 200mg/day for 4 weeks for candida in esophagus. From asthma meds and antibiotics. I take Prozac. Will it cause QT problems? Healthy.

Starting Diflucan 200mg/day for 4 weeks for candida in esophagus. From asthma meds and antibiotics. I take Prozac. Will it cause QT problems? Healthy.

Over medicated?: That is a lot of problems and meds for a 28 year old man. Seems like you have a rough life. Need to solve the environment you are living in. I hope no cats at home as this would make asthma worse. No smoking please. You can always have an ekg done midway or if having new symptoms to check for QT prolongation but this would be rare. ...Read more

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Could i take diflucan (fluconazole) which is for yeast infections while on the z pack which is the antibiotic?

Could i take diflucan (fluconazole) which is for yeast infections while on the z pack which is the antibiotic?

I would not: Combining these two medications can increase your risk of getting an irregular heart rhythm. ...Read more

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Can i take amoxicillian antibotic with diflucan (fluconazole)?

Can i take amoxicillian antibotic with diflucan (fluconazole)?

DrugDrug interaction: Always tell your prescribing physician & dispensing pharmacist everything you're taking. Clarify how new drug impacts your current regimen. So http://www.Drugs.Com/interactions-check.Php?Drug_list=187-0, 1096-630 shows no interaction between these two drugs. However, you can't prevent yeast infection from antibiotic by taking diflucan (fluconazole). You need to wait until after finished antibiotic first to see. ...Read more

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Starting Diflucan 200mg daily for 4 weeks. Also take Prozac. Worried about QT interaction. Getting different answers. I should be ok? Heart is healthy, and I have to take Diflucan for candida in esophagus from inhalers and anitbiotics. Just worried.

Starting Diflucan 200mg daily for 4 weeks. Also take Prozac. Worried about QT interaction. Getting different answers. I should be ok? 
Heart is healthy, and I have to take Diflucan for candida in esophagus from inhalers and anitbiotics. Just worried.

Monitor with EKGs: To help make a more educated decision, request an EKG from your physician to look at your baseline QT/QTc interval first. If it is normal, then, make an informed decision with your physician. If you decide to proceed with both medications, you could repeat the EKG after 4-7 days to make sure that the QT/QTc isn't becoming more prolonged. ...Read more

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Is diflucan (fluconazole) an antibiotic?

Is diflucan (fluconazole) an antibiotic?

Antifungal: While technically, Fluconazole is an antifungal agent, one might consider antibacterial agents, antiviral agents and antifungal agents all to be antibiotic agents. ...Read more

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I was wondering are Flagyl and diflucan (fluconazole) antibiotics?

I was wondering are Flagyl and diflucan (fluconazole) antibiotics?

Yes and no: Flagyl is an antibiotic that treats anaerobic bacteria and some parasites. Diflucan (fluconazole) is an antifungal agent. Technically that still makes it an 'antibiotic, ' though we usually use that term only for antibacterials. ...Read more

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I took diflucan (fluconazole) for 14 days..thrush from antibiotics. How long does it stay in your system after last dosage?

~6 days: Half-life of fluconazole is 30hrs (range 20-50hrs). Check out http://www.drugs.com/pro/diflucan.html. Medications are considered to be out of body after 5 half-lives or in this case 150hrs or 6+days, assuming 30hrs. Of course, this is affected by your kidney function, in which it could stay in your body longer or be broken down more quickly in less time. Most important is resolving infection ...Read more

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Developing yeast infection from antibiotic. Just took a diflucan (fluconazole). Anything natural i can use to aid the process? I've read about inserting garlic?

No: Diflucan (fluconazole) - one or 2 doses should do the trick. Inserting douches, or anything else can irritate the mucosa and i don't advise garlic should be used. ...Read more

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Got a yeast infection from antibiotics. I've had Diflucan (fluconazole) 4x, sometimes for many days in a row. I'm on 4th prescription now. It's not working. Help!

Got a yeast infection from antibiotics. I've had Diflucan (fluconazole) 4x, sometimes for many days in a row. I'm on 4th prescription now. It's not working. Help!

Candida glabrata?: Most yeast vulvovaginitis is caused by Candida albicans, which almost always responds to fluconazole (Diflucan) and related drugs. But a minority of cases are due to C. glabrata, which is resistant. Treatments that often work include vaginal creams or oral forms of itraconazole (Sporanox®), flucytosine (Ancobon®), or nystatin (several brands). Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Sharafali Diwan
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Fluconazole (Definition)

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Belongs to a class ...Read more


Dr. Sharafali Diwan
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Diflucan (Definition)

Diflucan is an anti-fungal agent which is a kind ...Read more